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The Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) is the nationally-accredited public health service agency for Barry and Eaton counties. We protect and improve the health of Barry and Eaton counties through education; promotion of healthy lifestyles; and implementation of effective policies and programs for individuals, families, businesses, and communities. We provide a wide variety of services, from restaurant food safety inspections to the WIC nutrition program. BEDHD is governed by the Barry-Eaton Board of Health.


To protect and enhance health by promoting and providing innovative and community-based programs and initiatives.


A community where everyone has the opportunity to live a long, healthy, and active life.

Core Values

BEDHD identified the following values intrinsic to its service to the community:

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