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The Detroit Health Department (DHealth) is here to serve, support, and work with you to create a healthier Detroit! 

Our Mission

To improve the health and quality of life of Detroiters through innovative public health policy, programs, and partnerships.

Our Vision 

A healthier Detroit and healthier Detroiters. 

Our Values

Accountability, Collaboration, Transparency 

Our Work

Detroit Health Department works to improve health in Detroit through a wide range of programs and services, including:
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
  • Immunizations
  • Lead, Vision and Hearing Screenings
  • Food Safety and Restaurant Inspection
  • Children’s Special Health Care Services
  • 961-Baby Maternal Child Health Referral Hotline
  • Safe Sleep and Car Seat Safety Education
  • HIV Care, Support and Housing Services
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Detroit Health Department also oversees Detroit Animal Care & Control, and works with community organizations and residents on a variety of local public health initiatives. 

Our Leadership

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPhil 
Executive Director & Health Officer

Leseliey Welch, MPH, MBA 
Deputy Director 

Kanzoni Asabigi, PhD, MD, MPH, MBA, CPH
Associate Director

Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH

Medical Director