Oakland County among the top for Health Behaviors

For the third consecutive year, Oakland County ranks second in the state for health behaviors and in the top five for overall key factors that affect health, according to the County Health Rankings Report released today. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson credits this achievement to his administration’s focus on quality of life initiatives including the hard work and commitment of the Oakland County Health Division’s numerous community collaborative efforts to improve … [Read more...]

Patterson Highlights Health Division’s Local Pontiac Coalition

In honor of National Public Health Week, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is highlighting Oakland County Health Division’s (OCHD) Healthy Pontiac, We Can (HPWC) coalition for its extensive efforts in improving the health and wellness of Pontiac residents. “The Healthy Pontiac, We Can coalition is working hard to improve the quality of life for Pontiac residents. It has accomplished so much since the Health Division created the coalition in 2011,” Patterson said. “The Health … [Read more...]

Health Division announces Infographic/Poster Contest for High School Students

In honor of National Public Health Week and Alcohol Awareness Month, Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) is hosting an infographic/poster contest and inviting high school students to creatively convey the consequences and impacts of binge drinking on youth and teens. Students have a chance to win a $100, $50, or $25 iTunes gift card and will receive community service hours. “We have many creative students in Oakland County,” said Kathy Forzley, OCHD manager/health officer. “We want to tap … [Read more...]

Patterson Seeks Student Submissions for Public Health Video

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is calling on Oakland County middle school, high school, and college students to create a short public service announcement video that highlights public health. The contest, which begins today, is designed to raise awareness about National Public Health Week. “We have many creative young people throughout Oakland County,” Patterson said. “We want to tap into their ingenuity to explain in a simple, visual way what the function of public health is.” Kathy … [Read more...]