Van Buren/Cass District Health Department Hartford/Dowagiac/Cassopolis
Locations and Hours of operation Van Buren County Main Office (269) 621-3143 57418 CR 681 Hartford MI 49057 Cass County Main Office (269) 621-5280 201 M-62 North Cassopolis MI 49047 Satellite Office (269) 782-0064 520 Main Street, Suite B Dowagiac MI 49047 Hours: Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm Fridays 8am-4pm www.vbcassdhd.org
Local Public Health in Michigan
Michigan Public Health Code Act 368 of 1978 stipulates that each county must have a city, county, or district health department
Michigan Public Health Code(Act 368 of 1978) • A local health department shall continually and diligently endeavor to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote the public health through organized programs, including: • prevention and control of environmental health hazards; • prevention and control of diseases; • prevention and control of health problems of particularly vulnerable population groups; • development of health care facilities and health services delivery systems; • and regulation of health care facilities and health services delivery systems to the extent provided by law.
Michigan Public Health Code(Act 368 of 1978) A local health department shall:(summarized) • Implement and enforce laws regarding local health. • Utilize vital and health statistics for the purpose of protecting the public health. • Make investigations and inquiries as to the causes of disease, morbidity and mortality, and especially of epidemics. • Plan, implement, and evaluate health education. • Plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition services.
Board of Health Members2013 • Don Hanson, Van Buren Commissioner, Chairperson • Dwight (Skip) Dyes, Cass Commissioner, Vice-Chairperson • Richard Freestone, Van Buren Co Commissioner • Vicki Vaughn, Member at Large/Cass • Annie File, Cass Co Commissioner • Robert Linderman, Member at Large/Van Buren • Bradley Randall DDS, Member at Large/Van Buren Back: Robert Linderman, Vicki Vaughn, Richard Freestone & Bradley Randall Front: Skip Dyes & Don Hanson Missing: Annie Files
Mission Statement • The MISSION of Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is to promote AND contribute to the highest level of health possible for the people of Van Buren and Cass County by: • * Identifying & reducing health risks in the community, • * Detecting, investigating & preventing the spread of disease, • * Promoting health lifestyles, • * Promoting a safe & healthful environment, • * Promoting the availability of accessible quality health care services through the private sector,and • * Providing quality health care services to those with limited resources and access.
Health Improvement PlanThe Van Buren/Cass District Health Department collaborates with the local hospitals, health care providers, local businesses, area schools, social service agencies, human service agencies and the community at large to address the health priorities of Van Buren & Cass County residents. Here is a partial list of agencies/community partners: Early Childhood • Early Care & Education Task Force-VB • VB Local Interagency Coord. Council • Child Death Review • Project Great Start Collaborative • Early On/Project Find Poverty/Housing • VB/Cass HSCC • VB/Cass Continuum of Care • Tri-County Bridges Out of Poverty Access to Care • VB/Cass HSCC • Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies • State Loan Repayment Program Substance Abuse • Girls on Run/Track • VB Drug Treatment Court • School & Community Prevention Prog. Emergency Preparedness • 5th District Medical Response Coalition, Modular Emergency Medical System Committee & Homeland Security & Emergency Management Planning Team • VB/Cass Local Emergency Planning Committee • VB/Cass Homeland Security Planning Team Oral Health Care • Kalamazoo Valley Community College • Local Dental Oversight Committee • School and Community Prevention Program Immunizations • MCIR • Primary Care Physicians
What We Do: Essential Local Public Health Services Environmental Health • Private & Public Water Supplies Inspections & Consultation • Nuisance Control Inspections • Campground Inspections, Consultations & Review • Housing Inspections & Consultations • Food Sanitation Inspections, Consultations & Plan Review • Subdivision Control Consultations & Review • Air & Water Pollution Investigations & Consultations • Non-Community Water Supply Inspections & Consultations • Water & Sewer Evaluation for Home Loans • On-site sewage Disposal Permits, Consultation, Inspections & Plan Review • Rodent & Insect Control Inspections & Consultations • Soil Evaluations for Vacant Land to Determine Acceptability of On-Site Sewage Disposal • Groundwater Database • Radon Testing & Abatement Consultation • Beach Monitoring • Body Art Licensing
What We Do: Essential Local Public Health Services cont. Personal Health • Vision & Hearing Screenings • Immunizations • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Screenings & Treatment • AIDS Counseling & Testing • Children’s Special Health Care Services • Tuberculosis Screening & Treatment • Prenatal Care Assistance • Jail Health • Communicable Disease Control • MI-Child Healthy Kids Health Promotions & Marketing • Advertising thru media & community awareness programs • Promoting Programs to various groups, schools, clubs, etc. • Develop Health Promotional Material • Conduct Presentations on Health Issues and their Prevention • Curriculum Consultations as Needed
What We Do: Essential Local Public Health Services cont. Reproductive Health • Comprehensive Medical Exams • Breast, Cervical & Testicular Cancer Screenings • Pregnancy Testing & Referrals • Education & Counseling • Fertility Counseling & Referrals • Mammogram Referrals • Community, Schools & Individual Education Counseling • Various Comprehensive Contraceptive Methods • Screening & Treatment for STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) • Routine Gynecological Care • Sterilization Consultation • Plan First Enrollment Dental • Comprehensive Oral Exam • Prophies (cleaning) • X-Rays • Fluoride Treatment] • Oral Hygiene Instruction/Education • Sealants • Restorations • Extractions • Whitening • Dentures and Partials • Crowns • Space Maintainers
What We Do: Essential Local Public Health Services cont. Substance Abuse: • Individual, Family & Group Counseling • Acupuncture • Relapse Prevention Group • New Direction Treatment Program • Substance Abuse Driver License Evaluation • Prevention/Educational Services • Referral Services • Victim Impact Panel • Jail Services • Women’s Specialty Services • Methamphetamine Task Force • Girls on The Run/Girls on Track • Van Buren Task Force Emergency Management • Radiological Response Team Planning for the Palisades Nuclear Power Plan • Support Partner Agencies planning in Protecting Life & Property during Biological, Chemical or Radiological Events • Emergency Response Plan Consultation & Assistance • Drill/Exercise Design & Implementation
FISCAL YEAR 2012 BUDGET $7,000,093