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Safe Syringe Access & Support Program

Marion County Public Health Department director announces a public health epidemic related to hepatitis c; proposes a syringe exchange program for Marion County. Please click here to view the webpage. Please click here to view the news release.   Safe Syringe Access & Support Program

2018 Flu Clinics-Get The Flu Shot Every Year!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. It is especially important for pregnant women, people age 65 and older, and anyone with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease. Please click here to view the Immunization Clinic Schedule. 2018 Flu Clinics-Get The Flu Shot Every Year!

The Results Are In!

Marion County Apartment Survey Results Please click here to view. The multi-family housing survey data released emphasizes the importance of smoke free living. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure. Eliminating indoor smoking entirely is the only way to protect non-smokers from the harmful effects of tobacco [...] The Results Are In!

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DIABETES Marion County Public Health Department – Nutrition Services Please click here to view the flyer. Diabetes is a disease that requires lifestyle changes including eating healthful meals and daily physical activity. Make sure you visit your health care provider to manage your disease with proper testing and to learn more about how to live [...] Pantry Press

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

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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