Health First Indiana Public Notice


August 2021, established by Executive Order 12-21 by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the Governor’s Public Health Commission was charged with studying the strengths and weaknesses of Indiana’s existing public health system and making recommendations for improvement in the following focus areas: governance, infrastructure and services; dedicated public health funding; public health workforce, data and information systems; emergency preparedness; and child and adolescent health.

Senate enrolled Act 4, now named “Health First Indiana”, is the state’s initiative focus on creating a set of core public health services, accessible, recurring, and dedicated funding, and defined measurements for success and progress with the goal of ensuring every Hoosier can achieve optimal health.

Before funds are used to hire or contract for the provision or administration of core public health services, the Marion County Public Health Department will post the position or contract to the public for at least thirty (30) days pursuant to IC 16-46-10-3(e).