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Don’t Let Congress Pull the Rug Out From Milliions of Americans!

Despite overwhelming grassroots pressure, the U.S. Senate continues to flirt with health care legislation that could have disastrous consequences. The latest plan being considered, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), could have resulted in 22 million Americans losing their coverage by 2026, but lacked the necessary votes to pass and effectively sent Senate leadership back…
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It’s Not Too Early to Make Sure your Child is Ready to Learn – Immunization, Waiver, Hearing and Vision Appointments Now Available

Schedule required health visits early: Children entering licensed childcare programs, preschool, kindergarten or seventh grade, or who are new to a school district, must have up-to-date immunizations records or waivers before entering school in the fall. Hearing and vision screenings are also required for children starting preschool or kindergarten. Call Washtenaw County Public Health at…
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Cybersecurity Must Be Part of Every Healthcare Professional’s Job

  By Craig Musgrave, CIO, The Doctors Company On May 12, 2017, the world's biggest ransomware attack nearly crippled Britain's public health system and forced doctors to turn patients away. The WannaCry worm, which experts believe to have come from U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools released by Wikileaks, spread quickly to companies and…
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MDHHS announces $15 million in federal grants to help crime victims 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging local organizations across the state to apply for $15 million in Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grants to provide services to crime victims. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, these awards will help expand and enhance services by supporting the response to immediate…
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Firefighters Protect You & Your Home

Firefighters Protect You & Your Home The threat of fire in our homes or small businesses is a nightmare that we all share. Losing your cherished belongings like photo albums or family keepsakes, or worse your pet, your livelihood—and in the most heartbreaking case, the lives of loved ones—is devastating. We rely on firefighters to…
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Urgent: Senate heads home after delaying vote on health care bill- Take Action

Earlier this week Senate leadership tried to rush a vote on health care legislation that according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) could result in 15 million Americans losing their health care coverage next year alone with a projected total of 22 million more uninsured Americans by 2026. In addition to the massive loss…
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Washtenaw County Public Health- Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

It's Mosquito Season - Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus YPSILANTI, Mich., June 29, 2017 – Washtenaw County Public Health encourages residents to take measures to reduce the spread of West Nile virus. A dead green heron found in the Ypsilanti area was submitted to the state on June 21 and tested positive for…
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