Indiana State Department of Health

The number of people being tested for the coronavirus has been limited by national shortages in tests and days-long waits for results. Two companies in Indiana are working to increase public testing.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a host of new measures the state will take to help curb the spread of COVID-19. And a Marion County resident who died Monday morning was Indiana’s first death. The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday morning a Johnson County resident had died. 

The Indiana State Department of Health today confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 in the state. That brings the total number of patients to six. 

The Indiana State Department of Health, ISDH, announced Sunday it has identified a second positive case of illness from the new coronavirus.

Indiana Prepares For Potential Spread of Coronavirus

Feb 28, 2020

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday it has initiated its Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan in reaction to the global coronavirus outbreak.

State Health Department Reports 64 Flu-Related Deaths

Feb 25, 2020

The Indiana State Department of Health, ISDH, confirmed a total of 64 flu-related deaths this season in a report released Friday. 

Two Indiana agencies have partnered to develop statewide trainings to help educate schools and parents on the dangers of vaping.

Fetal Remains Disposal Bill Advances Easily To House

Feb 10, 2020

The Senate easily sent legislation to the House that builds on a 2016 anti-abortion law dealing with fetal remains.

The Indiana State Department of Health is launching a pilot program to review past child fatality cases to prevent future deaths and serious injuries.

New Texting Program Helps Teens Stop Vaping

Jan 28, 2020

A new texting tool is available to Hoosier teens who want to quit vaping. The Indiana State Department of Health has partnered with the national group The Truth Initiative to launch the text-to-quit program.

State Health Department Confirms 31 Flu-Related Deaths

Jan 17, 2020

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) says nine more Hoosiers have died from flu-related illness. ISDH confirms a total of 31 flu-related deaths this season in a report released Friday.

The Indiana State Department of Health ISDH confirms seven flu-related deaths this season in a report released Friday

All IN: Vaping in Schools

Dec 10, 2019

The Indiana State Department of Health found in 2018 that e-cigarette use among high school students had risen by 387% over a six year period. Now, almost one-in-five Indiana high school students vape, and it’s even becoming a problem in middle schools.

A person has died in Elkhart County from a rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus that often affects horses. State health official say it's the first human case in Indiana in more than 20 years and only the fourth reported since 1964. 

Two programs that link health providers with on-the-ground experts will expand with help from the state. The work builds on the success of previous ECHO projects in Indiana. 

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