Established in 1966, the Mid-Michigan District Health Department assesses the public health status, prevents epidemics and the spread of disease, protects against environmental hazards, guards against the occurrence of injury-causing situations and responds to disasters. The department assures the quality and accessibility of health services and provides family planning and pediatric care services. It administers the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which is a federal health, nutrition and prevention program for infants, pregnant women and children under the age of 5. The department serves in Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties in Michigan. The Mid-Michigan District Health Department operates a community health and education division that provides a variety of preventive health services for individuals and families in the community. It maintains an environmental health division that enforces environment-related laws to protect the health of residents. In addition, the department offers case management, nutritional counseling and dental care services. It maintains a location in Ithaca, Mich.