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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

Stay Safe in Extreme Cold

When the temperature outside drops below freezing the chance of experiencing frostbite or other health effects from the cold increases. Read more in this Extreme Cold Guide from CDC. Click here for more information. Stay Safe in Extreme Cold


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

There are Real Benefits to Being Prepared

Be Prepared Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care [...] There are Real Benefits to Being Prepared

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.