KENT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECEIVES NATIONAL “PUBLIC HEALTH READY” RECOGNITION

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During times of public health emergencies, natural disasters or acts of terrorism, having a team of prepared professionals ready to jump into action is critical. The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) prepares for incidents and often tests its capabilities for emergency response. Now, KCHD is being recognized by the National Association of County and City […]

Over 800 Confirmed Cases of Flu in Kent County

GRAND RAPIDS – The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) has received 813 reports of influenza confirmed by rapid tests by health care providers this flu season. Nearly 17% of people visiting emergency departments in Kent County last week were suffering from influenza-like illness. This is the highest percentage tracked by KCHD since the H1N1 Influenza […]

Jump for heart a healthy success

On February 9th Rockford elementary schools gathered together to celebrate Jump Rope for Heart, where they raised over $14,000. Rebecca Loker, a 4th grader at Rougewood Elementary, raised the most money this year with a total of $1,165. She has been participating in Jump Rope for Heart for two years and said, “I enjoy raising […]

Northern Physical Therapy to Host Third Annual Women’s Health Event

Northern Physical Therapy will be hosting their third annual Women’s Health Educational Event at their Sparta clinic (31 Ida Red) on Thursday, May 16 from 5:30-7pm. The open house-style event, which coincides with Women’s Health Week, will feature wine and desserts, and guests are encouraged to bring a friend. Physical Therapists and Women’s Health Specialists […]

Kent County ranks in top 20 in Michigan in annual health rankings

County health rankings also indicate some troubling statistics in Kent County   Kent County ranks 16th out of 82 counties measured in Michigan in the national County Health Rankings.  The report was released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Kent County is the most populous county […]