Gov. Eric Holcomb is setting up a blue-ribbon commission to examine Indiana’s public health system as the state continues to struggle with some of the highest rates of obesity, smoking, physical inactivity, annual immunizations and public health funding in the nation.
Sew it goes: Lawyers aid communities during pandemic
For the past several weekends, a sewing machine has been on Julie Andrews’ kitchen table. The Cohen & Malad attorney broke out her old friend, dusted it off and gave the machine a whirl after deciding to sew protective face masks for those on the front lines of tackling the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read More
Legislation, lawsuits used to combat Indiana’s lead problem as contamination cases persist
Organizations and individuals around Indiana have been pushing for a solution to the lead problem. The toxin is everywhere and exposure, especially in very young children, can cause lifelong cognitive impairment.Read More
CLE certifies attorneys to administer opioid overdose reversal drug
In addition to checking off two hours of CLE credit before the year’s end, attorneys who attended an Indianapolis Bar Association event earlier this month left certified to administer a life-saving drug. Lawyers learned how to properly use naloxone – commonly known by its brand name, Narcan – following a demonstration presented by the Indiana State Department of Health.Read More
A cybersecurity company is disputing the Indiana Department of Health’s announcement Tuesday that it “improperly accessed” the COVID-19 data of nearly 750,000 Hoosiers.
An Australian cybersecurity company improperly accessed the data of nearly 750,000 Hoosiers from the state’s COVID-19 online contact tracing survey database, the Indiana Department of Health said Tuesday.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 2,234 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number of new cases since Feb. 6, when 2,855 were reported. The state said more than 2.98 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday at 5 a.m.
As the number new COVID-19 cases surge in Indiana, state health officials say they have no plans to impose new restrictions on Hoosiers, such as wearing masks or mandating vaccines.
Indiana continues to lag the nation in the percentage of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and is now seeing an outbreak of variants that are more infectious and can cause more severe illness.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 289 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 756,070 cases in the state during the pandemic. Also, far fewer people are showing up to be vaccinated on a daily basis.
Dr. Jennifer Sullivan is stepping down as leader of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and deputy state health commissioner to take a job in North Carolina. Gov. Eric Holcomb named Dr. Dan Rusyniak, FSSA’s chief medical officer, as the new secretary, effective Aug. 1.
Nearly half of Indiana residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus despite a continuing drop in the number of Hoosiers getting the jab each day.
The state of Indiana has paid an outside vendor $139.6 million to perform more than a half-million COVID-19 tests during the pandemic.
The Indiana Department of Health will close state-sponsored coronavirus testing programs at the end of the month, delegating future tests to pharmacies, community clinics and local health departments, officials announced Thursday.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday reported 275 new COVID-19 cases, the fewest number of new cases reported in the daily report since 264 on June 17, 2020.
Indiana health officials reported zero new deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday, the same day the state logged 565 newly confirmed cases.
The state of Indiana said nearly 2.3 million Hoosiers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 2.5 million had received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination.
Lawmakers are set to return to the Indiana Statehouse on Monday to make technical corrections — a session in which they could also vote to overturn two vetoes by Gov. Eric Holcomb.
In another pushback against fellow Republicans, Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed a bill on Tuesday that he said would have hampered the ability of local health officials to respond to emergencies.
The counties near Indiana’s border with Michigan are showing persistent risk of coronavirus spread, with top state health officials saying Wednesday they were trying to turn around declining COVID-19 vaccination rates.
Nearly one-third of Indiana residents ages 16 and older have now been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, state health officials said Monday.
Indiana legislative negotiators have reached an agreement on limiting the authority of county or city health departments by allowing local elected officials to overturn orders or enforcement actions issued during emergencies.
The Indiana House on Thursday morning voted to override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a bill giving legislators more authority to intervene during emergencies declared by the governor.