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October 2019
Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives October 14, 2019
Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be.
New Case of EEE Announced in St. Joseph County October 05, 2019
The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services has informed the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency of a new animal case of EEE in St. Joseph County. This brings the total number of known cases of EEE in St. Joseph county to four; all four in horses. To combat this disease, aerial spraying of insecticide has been completed in areas of the state where EEE cases have been confirmed.
BHSJ CHA Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness October 04, 2019
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency wants to remind residents about the importance of preventative screening.
BHSJ CHA Offers Flu Vaccine October 01, 2019
It’s that time of the year again, and the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is encouraging all tri-county residents to protect themselves by getting flu shots.
September 2019
Public Health Response to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) September 27, 2019
The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and 12 local health departments will be conducting aerial spraying in 14 counties to combat mosquito-borne disease.
New human case of mosquito-borne EEE in Southwest Michigan September 23, 2019
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Laboratories has confirmed Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in an adult resident of Calhoun County.
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MDHHS Advises Precautionary Measures to Prevent Human EEE Infection September 19, 2019
The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services reported yesterday an increase in cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Southwest Michigan.
MDHHS reports four new cases of mosquito-borne disease and two additional deaths in Southwest Michigan September 18, 2019
State taking action to prevent further Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases
Septic Smart Week September 11, 2019
Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in kicking off its seventh annual Septic Smart Week (September 16-20) to encourage homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems.
New Executive Order Bans Flavored Vape Products September 06, 2019
Michigan’s ban of flavored nicotine vaping products to protect children’s health effective immediately
Back to School: Growing up Tobacco-Free, Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youth September 03, 2019
In 2017, 10.5% of Michigan high school students currently smoked cigarettes and 23% are current tobacco users including e-cigarettes. Data from the following year indicated a sharp increase in youth use of e-cigarettes in many Michigan counties. Each year 4,400 Michigan kids under age 18 become new, daily smokers. 213,000 kids under 18 and alive in Michigan today will ultimately die prematurely from smoking.
September is Preparedness Month – Are you ready for an emergency? September 03, 2019
The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency encourages and reminds residents to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.
August 2019
Outdoor Food Safety – Tailgate Season! August 30, 2019
Football season is finally here! The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency wants to help you stay safe when feeding your friends and family before the big game.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis In St. Joseph County August 23, 2019
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has notified the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency that as of August 21st two unvaccinated horses in St. Joseph County have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and both have died.
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month August 19, 2019
In order to promote early breastfeeding success and breastfeeding outcomes, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency offers a variety of ways to support families.
June 2019
Michigan Tobacco Quitline Offering Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Through September June 28, 2019
Is quitting smoking on your to-do list this summer? BHSJ can help!
November 2018
PFAS Statewide Survey Results Becoming Available November 09, 2018
The Department of Environmental Quality has informed the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency that water sample results from the PFAS state-wide survey are starting to become available for water supplies in Branch, Hillsdale, and St. Joseph Counties.