Livingston County will be closed on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

What is Public Health?

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families, communities and entire populations through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases. Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country or region of the world. (CDC Foundation)

What is Health Promotion?

Health Promotion and disease prevention programs focus on keeping individuals healthy. Health promotion programs work to engage and empower individuals and communities to choose healthy behaviors, build healthy and supportive environments, and strengthen health attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge.

The Health Promotion Team works to promote, maintain, and improve community health by supporting people to adopt healthy behaviors. Using data, community and stakeholder feedback, the health promotions team works to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate programming and health initiatives. Staff develop educational materials, write grants, participate in coalitions and workgroups, conduct program planning and evaluations.


Health Promotion Programming

Prescription for Health 

Prescription for Health is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and support healthy behavior change among participants with food insecurity and chronic disease risk. Prescription for Health provides support, education, assistance setting health goals, and up to $200 to spend on fruits and vegetables.

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Matt Bolang

Matt Bolang
Health Officer


(517) 546-9850


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays


2300 E Grand River Ave
Suite 102
Howell, MI 48843


(517) 546-6995