Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), founded by Black Mamas Matter Alliance, is a week of awareness, activism, and community-building aimed at amplifying the voices of Black Mamas. BMHW is celebrated annually in April during National Minority Health Month.Continue reading
2023 State of the County Address Recap
Oakland County Executive, Dave Coulter, delivered his fourth annual State of the County address to an in-person audience at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield Township Tuesday night. The speech emphasized the county’s values of community, respect, inclusion and gratitude – which is why Coulter selected the Berman Center to host this year’s speech.Continue reading
We Want to Hear From You: Community Health Survey
Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) and Energizing Connections for a Healthier Oakland (ECHO) have launched a countywide community survey to gather residents’ views on key issues that affect health and wellness.Continue reading
Radon Test Kits Half Off During the Month of January
In honor of January being National Radon Action Month, Oakland County encourages residents to take action and test their homes for radon by offering radon test kits half-price ($5) all month.
What is radon you ask? Radon is a naturally occurring invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas that is usually harmless outdoors. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall.Continue reading
Oakland County Continues to Make Big Investments into Mental Health for Students
It has never been more important than now to recognize the role mental health plays in our overall well-being and helping those in need receive support. Oakland County continues to invest tens of millions of dollars in resources for school mental health, learning delay, food and housing assistance, and wraparound services for students and their families in 2022.
Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter and Board of Commissioners Chairman David T. Woodward, joined by educators, students, and community leaders, highlighted how American Rescue Plan funds are bolstering the beginning of the new school year during a recent news conference at the Pontiac School District Administration Building:Continue reading