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Calhoun County Public Health Department

Vision: "The healthiest community for life and living.
Mission: "Enhance our community's total well-being by promoting healthy lifestyles, protecting health, and preventing disease."

 

Tracking the Calhoun County Opioid Epidemic

NOVEMBER 20, 2019 - Calhoun County Public Health Department released a new report updating opioid prescribing rates, emergency department visits for opioid overdoses, and a Calhoun County Medical Examiner three-year analysis of drug and opioid overdose deaths. Click here to read more and access the report.

 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Response

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a rare, but very serious disease that is caused by a virus spread by infected mosquitoes. We are currently experiencing the highest rates of EEE in over 10 years. In response to this public health emergency, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has recommended aerial pesticide spraying to mitigate public health risks. An ultra-low volume insecticide will be applied to the areas of Southwest Michigan that pose the highest risk.

OCTOBER 8, 2019 UPDATED INFORMATION FROM THE STATE – All areas planned for treatment have been completed. No further areas are currently slated for treatment.

Total treated acreage is more than 557,000 acres. Please refer to the Aerial Treatment Zones Map and County-level Aerial Treatment Maps for more details of the identified zone’s locations.

OCTOBER 2, 2019 – Calhoun County received confirmation that a Battle Creek resident has died from EEE complications. This makes the fourth human fatality from EEE in Michigan in 2019.

Information on EEE and Aerial Spray Treatment:
English: Click here 
Spanish: Click here
Arabic: Click here

For the most up-to-date information on EEE, please visit the state’s EEE website, www.michigan.gov/eee.

The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) is one of 45 local public health jurisdictions in Michigan fulfilling the legal role as detailed in the Public Health Code. The scope of health care services provided include communicable disease, environmental health, and primary and preventive health care. In fulfilling the legal role as detailed in the Public Health Code, CCPHD works collaboratively with other community and statewide agencies and organizations sharing resources and addressing critical and emerging health needs.

CCPHD’s mandated goals are determined by the Public Health Code include:

  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health risks
  • Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve problems
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Link people to health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  • Assure a competent public health workforce
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of services
  • Research new insights and innovative solutions to health problems
In 2014, the CCPHD completed its Strategic Plan. From these efforts, five strategic directions were selected including:
  • Ensuring formal and continuous quality improvement,
  • Developing and supporting a diverse and skilled workforce,
  • Enhancing the CCPHD image,
  • Ensuring decision making aligns with mission and values, and
  • Engaging community voice to drive service delivery.
 
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