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The Mid-Michigan District Health Department was formed in 1966 and serves Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties. Prior to 1966, the three counties operated as separate health department units. It moved into its current administrative building in Stanton in October of 1997. Branch offices are located in Ithaca, Stanton and St. Johns.
There are 52 townships, approximately 1,872 square miles and a combined population of over 181,200 year-round residents within the Health Department’s jurisdiction.
The role of the Mid-Michigan District Health Department is in the area of preventative medicine. The activities of all program areas include a health education component which hopefully makes us more effective as educators in the field of preventative services by promoting good sanitation, personal health practices, and community screening and education.
MMDHD is governed by a six member Board of Health, which is made up of two appointed commissioners from each of the three member counties. The Board of Health approves budgets and staffing changes and has broad oversight of program development.
The agency is funded through a mix of program grants, fees and local appropriations.
The agency has three divisions. The Community Health and Education Division and Environmental Health Division are responsible for direct service delivery. The Administrative Services Division provides support to the agency in areas such as emergency preparedness, quality improvement, performance management, public communication, finance, human resources, information technology and data support.
The Public Health Code requires that the agency employ a Health Officer and a Medical Director who meet State requirements.