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Detroit Animal Care and Control Fact Sheet
Service level and process improvements Since January 2018, Detroit Animal Care and Control has added 11 additional staff, 2 fleet vehicles, and now have 7 day-a-week operations including evening hours for field trucks. Detroit Animal Care and Control has eliminated the 3-month backlog for calls and now immediately put all calls in the dispatch cue. In June 2018, Detroit Animal Care and Control launched an automated call system, to appropriately route calls and improve customer service.Enforcemen...
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Detroit organization connects pregnant mothers with resources, programs.
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City of Detroit to open recreation centers this weekend to give residents relief from the extreme heat
6 Recreation Centers will open Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, to provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat. Cooling Centers will be open 12 PM to 8 PM during the weekend and will be available during normal weekday hours on FridayAccording to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to be over 90 degrees this weekend in the Detroit area. The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department will open its recreation centers throughout the weekend to provide air-c...
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Detroit Health Department Extreme Heat Fact Sheet
Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat. Conditions that can induce heat-related illnesses include stagna...
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Keep Pets Safe in the Heat Fact Sheet

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Keep Pets Safe in the Heat Fact Sheet
Keep your pets safe Never leave your pet in a parked car—they can suffer from heat-related illnesses too! Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets whether they are inside or out, and leave the water in a shady area.Never leave pets in a parked car Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Leaving a window open is not enough. Temperatures inside the car can rise almost 20 °F within the first 10 minutes, even with a window cracked open.Don&rsq...
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Salmonella Facts

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Salmonella Facts
Salmonella Facts Linked to Pre-Cut Melons and Honey Smacks Recall. Read for more Salmonella Facts
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Detroit Health Department Launches New Lead Poisoning Prevention Pilot Program
City Council approves Health Department Request for $1.25M in new funding City forms first ever Interagency Lead Poisoning Prevention Task Force Number of Detroit children with elevated blood lead levels down 88% over past 20 yearsDETROIT - The Detroit Health Department today announced the launch of the City’s Interagency Lead Poisoning Prevention Task Force, and with it, a shift in its approach to preventing lead poisoning in Detroit’s children, the City’s Health Director Dr...
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Detroit Health Department Launches Community Health Assessment to Improve Public Health
• Public encouraged to participate in Health Visioning Sessions on February 24 & 27• Collaboration to engage and mobilize community membersDETROIT – The Detroit Health Department and community partners are launching the first phase of a robust Community Health Assessment process, to ensure community members have a voice in how public health issues are defined and addressed in the City.The first Community Health Visioning Session will be held on Saturday, February 24, 201...
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Detroit Community Health Visioning Sessions on February 27
Detroit Health Department is hosting three Community Health Visioning Sessions on Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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