Michigan department of community health

6:23 am
Fri October 31, 2014

One person taken off of Ebola watch list

Individuals who remain on list recently traveled from countries where Ebola has been prevalent
Nine people in Michigan are being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus, but none shows any symptoms of the virus, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health. Earlier this week the department reported that 10 people were being monitored, but further investigation showed that one person had not stopped in Michigan.
6:07 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Eight Monitored for Ebola in Michigan

State has released few details about cases
Eight people in Michigan are being monitored to see if they develop the Ebola virus, but none has shown symptoms of the deadly disease, the Michigan Department of Community Health confirmed Tuesday. The individuals are located in several Michigan counties, which Department of Community Health spokeswoman Angela Minicuci would not identify.
SW Michigan
5:35 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Community Health Department Director Resigns

The head of the Michigan Department of Community Health has announced that he’ll resign next month. Director Jim Haveman has led the MDCH since 2012.

According to Governor Rick Snyder’s office, Haveman had planned to stay at his post into next year. But he changed his mind after he recently had a “mild stroke.”

The governor praised Haveman’s leadership as he accepted his resignation. That includes the rollout of the Healthy Michigan plan, which expands the state’s Medicaid program per the Affordable Care Act.

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SW Michigan
5:12 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

State Says Oil in Kalamazoo River Not a Health Threat

The banks of the Kalamazoo River.
Credit WMUK

People who encounter oil chemicals in the surface waters of the Kalamazoo River need not worry about their long-term health. That’s the conclusion of the Michigan Department of Community Health, which released its findings Wednesday.

An Enbridge Energy pipeline dumped a massive amount of oil into the river following a rupture in July 2010. Nearly four years later, the MDCH says people might still come in contact with oil sheen and globules if they swim, wade or boat on the river.

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6:43 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

State fees go up for birth, death, marriage records and copies

The standard fee to search for a record would increase by $8. Copies would rise from $29 to $42.
LANSING, MI -- Searching birth, death, marriage or divorce records and requesting copies is about to get more expensive in Michigan. The state Senate on Tuesday narrowly approved a bill expected to help the Department of Community Health generate $1.5 million a year in new revenue through increased vital records fees.