Public Health Department

Message from the Department

The Wayne County Department of Public Health (WCDPH) along with MDCH would like to remind residents and healthcare providers in Wayne County of the following educational and disease prevention resources:

For residents of Wayne County that were affected by the flooding that occurred on August 11, 2014, FEMA will begin local meetings for flood assistance.  Click here for more information.

Mission

The purpose of the Public Health Department is to provide environmental health, nutritional health, community health, emergency preparedness, women and children's health and communicable disease prevention and control services to all Wayne County residents, businesses and visitors so that they can enjoy good health and be safe during emergencies. The Public Health Department is subdivided into two groups: Public Health and Environmental Health.

Programs & Services

 

 

Environmental Health Programs

Maternal & Child Health Programs

Epidemiology & Disease Control

Emergency Preparedness

Public Health Accreditation & Quality Improvement

 

Health & Safety Fun Fest 2015

 

 

 

Immunization Waivers

To obtain an immunization waiver for your child's school, please contact the Wayne County Department of Public Health @ (734) 727-7078 to schedule and appointment

National Safety Month

The National Safety Council, Wayne County Department of Public Health and thousands of organizations across the country work to raise awareness of what it takes to stay safe. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.

This June, we are celebrating your passions with the theme of “What I Live For.” Everyone has something they live to see or experience. No matter what your passion is, we engage in safe behaviors so we can live for what matters to us.

 Guide to being safe:

Men's Health Month

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with hundreds of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

Men's Health Month website:

Heat Awareness

North American summers are hot; most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses.

During extremely hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. It is important to know the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of warning signs and symptoms of heat illness, and recommended first aid steps. (Here)

Stat’s on children, disabled adults and pets left in hot cars during the summer:

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites. There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms. Less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.

Wayne County Wants you to be protected against West Nile Virus, the website below will provide you with information to protect you and the community against WNV.

For More Wayne County Resources Click Here.

Video: Overview of the Wayne County Department of Public Health

 

Thomas Kochis
Director of Health & Human Services
313-224-0810

Department of Public Health

Mouhanad Hammami, MD
County Health Officer
734-727-7000

Department of Public Health

Carol Austerberry, RS, MS, MPA
(Acting) Deputy Health Officer
734-727-7045

Department of Public Health

Ruta Sharangpani, MD; MPH
Medical Director
734-727-7010