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Michigan Department of Community Health


If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in direct health care, care for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, drug law education, treatment and enforcement, health promotion, disease prevention or forensic science, the Michigan Department of Community Health may have a position for you.

The Department of Community Health (DCH) is responsible for the development of state health policy and management of the state?s publicly funded health service systems. DCH and its eight Mental Health hospitals and centers across the state provide and coordinate health services for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illnesses and substance abuse problems. The Forensic Center assesses individuals charged with criminal actions to determine fitness to stand trial and provides other services associated with forensic medicine.

The DCH also funds drug law enforcement, drug treatment, education and prevention programs and administers the crime victim?s rights fund. Other programs DCH funds, administers and/or supports are health needs assessments, health promotion, disease prevention, Medicaid health care coverage for individuals with limited income, and the promotion of independence and dignity of our senior population. Typical professions in DCH which support these efforts include:

  • Psychologists, Psychiatrists
  • Laboratory, Forensic Scientists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Resident Care Aides
  • Pharmacists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Forensic Security Aides

In 2001 DCH had 5,800 employees statewide, located in Lansing and in its hospitals and centers in Caro, Kalamazoo, Mt. Pleasant, Northville, Westland and Ypsillanti. Opportunities abound throughout the state in a vast array of exciting and rewarding occupations. Please consider joining our diverse team of dedicated state employees as we strive to make Michigan an even better place to live.



We are an equal opportunity employer.
Note: Prospective employees must take and pass a drug test prior to hire.