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Detroit Health Department
Continuing a legacy of public health for the well-being of all Detroiters.
For nearly 200 years, the Detroit Health Department (DHD) has provided public health services to residents in partnership with neighborhoods and community stakeholders. Under leadership of Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair, MBA, MPH, FACHE, DHD intends to help build healthy communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
Healthy Tips from the Health Department
To best ensure you and your family remain healthy, always practice good hygiene habits:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick—and stay home when you are sick!
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and wash your hands
- Regularly disinfect commonly used objects and surfaces.
- If you or a loved one are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression or anxiety due to COVID-19, please call the Wayne County Mental Health Authority's 24/7 Help Line at 800-241-4949.