A State Investment in Local Public Health
Health First Indiana transforms public health through a state and local partnership to deliver services at the county level.
Senate Enrolled Act 4, legislation passed by the 2023 Indiana General Assembly, provides Health First funding starting in 2024 so counties can determine the health needs of their communities and implement evidence-based programs focused on prevention.
Counties decide whether to opt-in to the new funding and to provide the core public health services, including trauma and injury prevention, chronic disease prevention, maternal and child health and more.
The goal is to ensure that every Hoosier has access to the core public health services that allow them to achieve their optimal health and well-being. Good health is the foundation of our ability to thrive, from schools to the economy.