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Mission & Vision

Mission

To promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers.

Vision

Every Hoosier reaches optimal health regardless of where they live, learn, work, or play.

Core Values

Health Equity—We place equity at the center of our work to ensure every Hoosier, regardless of individual characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion, has access to social and physical supports needed to promote health from birth through end of life.

Communication—We provide stakeholders and the public accurate and up-to-date scientific data and provide education and resources regarding utilization of evidence-informed practices in a timely manner.

Innovation— We continue to learn, research evidence-informed practices, advance ourselves, and be open to new methods, ideas, and products that help build and expand upon the services we provide.

Integrity—We are honest, trustworthy, and transparent. We uphold our standards and do the right things to achieve the best public health and safety outcomes.


Strategic Plan (2021-2025)

Indiana Department of Health Strategic Plan


State Health Assessment & Improvement Plan (2018) (SHA/SHIP)

Indiana Department of Health Assessment & Improvement Plan


Health Equity Statement (2020)

Indiana Department of Health Equity Statement


Public Health Accreditation

The state health department is working towards achieving public health accreditation. To receive this designation, a health department  must undergo a rigorous, multi-year, peer-reviewed process to show how it meets or exceeds a series of quality standards and measures. The standards and measures align with The 10 Essential Public Health Services.

State, local, and tribal health departments are eligible to be accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). PHAB is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the continuous quality improvement, staff development and engagement, and customer focused services.  The Office of Public Health Performance Management is coordinating IDOH's accreditation application.

Learn more about the application process and the state health department's progress here.  As of March 2021, three Indiana local health departments have achieved accreditation:  Montgomery County, Rush County, and Vanderburgh County.