Tag Archives: Marquette County Health Department

U.P. Wide Smiles program helps kids

by Rebecca Maino, health educator  Marquette County Health Department Did you know that dental decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood? Or that an estimated 51.7 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses? Both of these statements are true, and according to the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers […]

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Breastfeed important component of health

by Vicki Wood, WIC Peer Counselor, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) The Marquette County Health Department provides public health services to all people of Marquette County, Michigan, which has a population of 67,700. Its mission is “enriching lives in our community by preventing disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and protecting the environment.” Part of its mission is to […]

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Women’s Center creates emergency health fund

by Leslie Bek Filling gaps in service needs is an ongoing challenge for most nonprofit organizations. Each of these needs requires prioritization and a search for resources to implement solutions. The Marquette Women’s Center works to empower individuals and families experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence by providing 24/7 access to emergency intervention services, crisis intervention, individual […]

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Gwinn clinic provides services for youth

by Jill Magel The Gwinn Teen Clinic is a school-based child and adolescent health center located within Gwinn High School that serves adolescents ages ten to twenty-one in the Gwinn School District. The clinic’s goal is to keep students healthy, learning and in school. School-based child and adolescent health centers have been shown to improve […]

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