• Public Safety and Environmental Health

    There is more to health than preventing and curing disease. Apart from disease, we live our lives surrounded by forces that threaten our health and safety, and can dramatically change the state of our health and well-being.

    Bicyclist riding along lakeshore

    Threats to the health of Michigan residents can come in all shapes and sizes, and from all directions. They can be natural or man-made, a tornado or a nuclear emergency. They can be as individual as an accidental injury, or as global as a chemical spill. We can encounter them suddenly and violently - a street crime in our neighborhood - or they can attack us stealthily and unseen - a chemical seeping into our water supply. They can jeopardize us through the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat.

    This site details the Michigan Department of Community Health's efforts to counter these threats to the health of Michigan residents. These agencies exist to make Michigan a safer place to live and grow.

Information about the Bureau of EMS, Trauma & Preparedness (BETP)
Information about the BETP Division of Emergency Preparedness & Response
Information about the Great Lakes Border Health Initiative
Information about preventing and dealing with athletic concussions.
information about services available to crime victims in Michigan
Information about injury and violence prevention programs in Michigan
Information about toxic substances in Michigan