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Mission & Vision


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


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

Indiana Department of Health Core Values:

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

Innovation— We encourage innovation to continuously enhance our programs and services, engage our workforce, advance our mission, and keep pace with community needs, and to communicate and utilize scientific data and evidence-based practices to achieve optimal health.

Collaboration—We will achieve optimal health for all Hoosiers when we work side by side with partners, communities, and individuals.

Excellence—We will work every day to provide the best public health services to the citizens of Indiana through continuous quality improvement.

Dedication—We are committed to solving public health issues by focusing on what we can do, not what we can’t.

Strategic Plan (2018)

Indiana Department of Health Strategic Plan

Health Assessment & Improvement Plan (2018)

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 ISDH’s accreditation application.

Learn more about the application process and the state health department's progress here.