Podcasts From the Director
The Michigan Department of Community Health has added podcasts as a new feature on the Web site. MDCH wants to further communicate our health message to you.
All podcasts will feature tips and information on various topics such as the benefits of maintaining a healthy heart, visiting a doctor and dentist routinely, eating the right foods and exercising.
The podcasts will be updated regularly to accompany various events and news related to health issues in Michigan. Please, enjoy this new tool as you take charge of your health.
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Focusing a Partnership for Renewal and Recommitment to Quality and Community in the Michigan Public Mental Health System
This paper charts directions the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) will take to assure that community inclusion and participation, independence and opportunities for productive activity are realized by Michigan residents with serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbances (SED), and developmental disabilities (DD) receiving services and supports in this system of care
Michigan's First WNV Human Case Detected
81-year-old Lenawee County man identified as first West Nile Virus case in Michigan in 2008
State Releases Plan to Improve Rural Health Care
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs, CFLs, are very popular and save a lot of energy. The Michigan Department of Community Health has received many calls about these bulbs since they do contain a small amount of mercury. Read the CFL fact sheet for information on their safety, how to clean up broken bulbs and where to dispose of them properly.
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Meet the Director
Janet Olszewski is Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). The department is responsible for health policy and management of Michigan's publicly funded health systems. Services are planned and delivered through several integrated components.
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The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is one of 20 departments of state government.
The department, the largest in state government, is responsible for health policy and management of the state's publicly-funded health service systems. An estimated 1.5 million Michigan residents will ...
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MDCH will be the national leader in the design and implementation of effective strategies that are culturally responsive and competent, customer-driven, and community-based, which leads to quality health outcomes.
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