The philosophy of the Huron County Health Department Communicable Disease Program is to reduce the incidence of communicable disease and infections through investigation, data collection, entry and analysis, case management, education, treatment or referral for care, feedback to providers, reporting of illnesses, enforcement of laws, and prevention.
Our public health system in Huron County depends on reports of diseases to help monitor the health of our community and to help with the framework for preventative action.
Provide education to clients, health care providers, and the public regarding the spread and control of communicable diseases/infections.
Promote health by way of education and preventive treatment.
Provide for collection and transport of specimens for diagnosis, when appropriate.
In the event of certain communicable diseases or infections, we investigate, follow-up and report as required by Michigan law.