Kent County Sheriff's Office. 701 Ball Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 M-F: 8:00am-5:00pm, (616) 632-6100
Mar 13, 2020 · GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Health officials in Kent County are choosing to keep specific details private about where the first three local persons who tested positive for the coronavirus have been.
Become more outcome based with the outcomes firmly grounded in public health scienceContinue to maintain state accreditation through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation BoardTo reduce transmission of communicable diseaseImprove health for women of childbearing age, pregnant women and childrenImprove access to health careReduce preventable illnesses, injuries, and deaths in children
- Strategic Goals
- Operational Goals
- National Accreditation
- Public Health Officials
The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) received accreditation by the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) in 2014. The Health Department was just the second health department in the state to achieve this high honor. PHAB is the independent organization that administers the national public health accreditation program, which aims to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s Tribal, state, local, and territorial health departments. According to PHAB’s website, “Accreditation standards define the expectations for all public health departments that seek to become accredited. National public health department accreditation has been developed because of the desire to improve service, value, and accountability to stakeholders.” Accredited health departments must apply for reaccreditation five years after the date of their initial accreditation. KCHD will apply for reaccreditation in September 2019.
Health Department Administrators
1. Administrative Health Officer: Adam London, R.S., M.P.A. 2. Deputy Administrative Health Officer: Teresa Branson, M.H.A. 3. Medical Director: Nirali Bora, MD 4. Finance Director: Gail Brink, C.P.A. 5. Community Clinical Services Division Director: Christopher M. Bendekgey B.S., M.S. 6. Community Wellness Division Director: Joann Hoganson, R.N., M.S.N. 7. Environmental Health Division Director: Sara Simmonds, MPA, REHS
Nov 20, 2020 · KENT COUNTY, Mich. — With the county now seeing around 700 new confirmed COVID cases every day, the health department has released a set of heightened safety measures aimed at slowing the spread ...
Nov 20, 2020 · The Kent County Health Department has issued a new health warning as new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. In recent weeks, Kent County has frequently had the most new daily confirmed cases of the virus of any county in the state. Health officer Adam London says more than 15% of COVID-19 tests in the county now come back positive.
Nov 20, 2020 · GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Kent County Health Department leaders are issuing a public health warning as they say COVID-19 infection rates in the county have reached “dangerous levels.”
Nov 20, 2020 · Dr. Adam London, administrative health officer at the Kent County Health Department, issued a public health warning and strong guidelines aimed at curbing communitywide spread of the coronavirus ...
May 01, 2020 · KENT COUNTY, MI -- New data released by the Kent County Health Department shows coronavirus cases by zip code, with the highest case counts in central and southeast Grand Rapids. County health ...
Oct 28, 2020 · The Kent County Health Department is launching a new tool to help track coronavirus cases. ... brings the total number of cases in Michigan to 314,216 since the virus was first detected in the ...