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Vaccinations Protect Infants

Nations Infant Immunization Week, April 22-29, highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates how immunization programs are promoting healthy communities.   Vaccinating children on time is the best way to keep them safe from 14 serious and potential deadly diseases before their second birthday. To learn more, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/overview.html. The Marion [...] Vaccinations Protect Infants

Take A Walk In The Park

You are invited to Take a Walk in the Park! The walk will take place every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.! For more information please contact Brittaney Hall at Bhall@marionhealth.org or Stacie Hurrle at SHurrle@marionhealth.org. Please click here to see the flyer.   Take A Walk In The Park

Buckle Up For Safety Event

Are you in need of a car seat? Do you know of a family that may need a car seat? Indianapolis Healthy Start of Marion County Public Health Department are giving away car seats to families that are in need. Please click here to view the upcoming dates for this year. For questions, please contact [...] Buckle Up For Safety Event

ABCs of Diabetes 2017 Class Schedule

Managing diabetes is important to living a healthy life. ABCs of Diabetes is a free diabetes self-management program offered by the health department. The 2017 schedule of classes are available by linking to marionhealth.org/diabetes. Join us! ABCs of Diabetes 2017 Class Schedule


What is Radon? • Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that comes from the decay of uranium deposits in the soil and rock. What are the Health Effects of Radon? • Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates [...] Radon

Welcome to the Marion County Public Health Department

Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County’s Division of Public Health is known as the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD).  MCPHD has served the residents and visitors of Marion County, Indiana for nearly 100 years.  The area that MCPHD covers includes the City of Indianapolis, Beech Grove, Lawrence, Speedway, and Southport.  The mission of the department is to promote physical, mental, and environmental health, prevent and protect against disease, injury, and disability.  The health department operates two service bureaus: the Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH), the Bureau of Population Health (BPH) and Public Health Administration.  It is enabled through Indiana Code 16-22-8.