Michigan Department of Community Health

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Officials: Mich.’s Vaccination Rates Are Dropping

Doctors and public health officials are warning that immunization rates have dropped in Michigan and are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated.



200 Sickened By Norovirus At ‘Tough Mudder’ Event

State health officials say they’ve pinpointed what sickened more than 200 people following an event late last month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2013


More Than A Dozen Fall Ill After ‘Mudder’ Event

Norovirus is suspected after a day at the Michigan International Speedway apparently has made some people sick.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2013

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State Health Department Falls Victim To Hackers

The state sent out letters warning residents that hackers breached the files of nearly 50,000 people.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2013

Michigan Health Information Network

Surescripts, Michigan Health Information Network In Info Exchange Agreement

The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services said Monday it has a new agreement with Arlington, Va.-based Surescripts allowing users of Surescripts’ clinical interoperability network to send electronic health information to the State of Michigan’s public health reporting systems through MiHIN and the Michigan Department of Community Health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2013

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State Launches Website To Educate About Concussions

It’s a big problem facing thousands of student athletes every year…sports-related concussions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2013


Michigan Reveals Goals For State Autism Services

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, whose daughter in kindergarten has been diagnosed with autism, said the overall goal is that eventually, “Michigan will be the place to be if you’re a family that is living with an autism spectrum disorder.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2013

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17th Death Linked To Steroids Reported In Michigan

Michigan health officials say an 80-year-old Traverse City-area man is 17th person from the state to die as a result of contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2013

MIHIN Shared Services

Michigan, Indiana In Full Production for Interstate Health Information Exchange

The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services and the Michiana Health Information Network have announced transmission of patient immunization records from Indiana health care providers to Michigan’s Care Improvement Registry using Direct secure email through the MiHIN cloud and the Michigan Department of Community Health Data Hub.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2013

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Michigan Awards Nearly $2.5M For HIV Prevention

Over a dozen organizations are receiving money from Michigan’s Health Department for HIV prevention services.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2013