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Fairbanks Report Shows Rise in Obesity in Marion County

A report released by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation on March 14 highlights growing obesity rates for Indiana and Marion County, and the negative economic impact on families and businesses. Click here for more information, including a copy of the report. Fairbanks Report Shows Rise in Obesity in Marion County

Voluntary Water Testing at Marion County Schools

The health department recently completed extensive testing of drinking water at Marion County schools. This voluntary testing helps ensure the safety of children in the county’s public and private schools. Click here for more information and a summary of results.   Voluntary Water Testing at Marion County Schools

Fruits and Veggies More Matters

September is Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month. Click here for more information and to get some easy, family-friendly recipes. Fruits and Veggies More Matters

Bellflower Clinic Temporarily Moved to Johnson Building

The BellFlower Clinic at Eskenazi Hospital, 640 Eskenazi Ave., Indianapolis, experienced a flood due to a pipe malfunction, and thus temporarily relocated to the Johnson Building, 3901 Meadows Ave., Indianapolis.The clinic is open with full clinical services. Patients who had appointments scheduled at the clinic will be accommodated at the Johnson Building. Walk-in appointments will be [...] Bellflower Clinic Temporarily Moved to Johnson Building

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Indianapolis Restaurant

For more information about this notice, including a Hepatitis A vaccine clinic on Monday, February 4, click here. Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Indianapolis Restaurant

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.

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