Items Tagged with 'Kenty County Health Department'


Productivity lost to flu locally hits $1 million

Challenger, Gray & Christmas study estimates U.S. productivity loss of at least $15.4 billion.

February 9, 2018
As many people unfortunately know firsthand, it’s flu season. Sick workers mean time off work, which leads to lost productivity businesses must absorb. Read More

Partners tackle foodborne illnesses

MSU Extension, Kent County to offer food safety training courses for managers.

January 12, 2018
Since 2010, Michigan has required at least one manager at a food service establishment to be trained in food safety. Read More

County health department garners top honors

August 1, 2017
Kent County’s is one of just three health departments in the country to receive multiple honors for excellence in public health. Read More

County produces Family Fiesta

August 13, 2015
A free event featuring live music, games, and activities is taking place in Roosevelt Park this Saturday. Read More

County confirms first case of West Nile

July 31, 2015
The summer’s first case of West Nile virus has shown up in West Michigan. Read More

Survey identifies health improvements and concerns

April 20, 2015
A 2014 survey of leading health indicators highlights risk factors and improved health behaviors among Kent County residents. Read More

Cancer consortium names Kent County supervisor to board

October 20, 2014
A Kent County Health Department supervisor with a diverse public health background is joining the board of the Michigan Cancer Consortium. Read More

County health department gets largest federal grant

September 26, 2014
The Kent County Health Department has been awarded a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, grant of $2.18 million dollars over the next three years, the largest grant ever directly awarded to the KCHD from the federal government. Read More

Kent County Health Department accredited by national board

September 26, 2014
The Kent County Health Department has received accreditation by the national Public Health Accreditation Board, only the second health department in the state to be accredited. Read More

Open wide in Kentwood, starting Sept. 2

New Kent County Health Department clinic will provide dental services.

August 22, 2014
Since getting results of the 2011 Community Health Needs Assessment, the Kent County Health Department has been planning to make dental care more accessible to all county residents. Read More