Kris Box

Social Determinents Of Health Explored At Event

Sep 11, 2019

Where you live and other socio-economic factors can have a negative influence on your health. A recent event outlined ways Indiana is addressing this issue.

Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says place can influence access to a quality education, healthy food, transportation and safe housing.

Indiana Records First Flu Death Of Season

Dec 8, 2017

Indiana health officials announced Friday the first recorded flu-related death this season. The patient was young than 18-years-old. Flu season runs from October to May, but Indiana has only seen an uptick in cases in recent weeks.

In a statement, Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box, said Hoosiers should get vaccinated. 

“I encourage anyone who hasn’t gotten a flu shot to get one to help protect themselves and their loved ones,” Box said.