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September 2019
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.
Back to School Immunizations August 15, 2019
You’re getting your students ready to go back to school with new back packs, pencils, and note books, but have you thought about their back-to-school vaccines?
Harmful Algal Blooms: What You Should Know August 09, 2019
Why the water turns that funny green and how to protect your family and pets
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!
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Cases on the Rise in Hillsdale County June 21, 2019
The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has received increased reports of Pertussis (also known as Whooping Cough) in Hillsdale County. These cases are being seen in school aged children and adults.
Lock It Up Campaign Aims to Protect Kids from Dangers of Marijuana June 20, 2019
In the spring of 2019, the State of Michigan awarded grant funds to organizations who can help promote the use of safety around medical and recreational marijuana for kids and teens.
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.