The Indiana State Department of Health supports the economic prosperity and quality of life for Indiana’s residents, known as Hoosiers, through a series of programs devoted to promoting, protecting, and providing for the health of Hoosiers in their own communities.
In order to improve the health across the State, the Indiana State Department of Health focuses on data-driven policies that should help the Department determine the appropriate evidence-based activities. The Indiana State Department of Health also tries to evaluate its activities in order to ensure that it is obtaining measurable results. The Indiana State Department of Health also seeks to engage its partners in providing healthier options and include intra-agency programs in policy-making and programming whenever appropriate.
The Indiana State Department of Health lists the essential partners that should be included in its efforts as the following:
Local health departments,
Hospitals and other heath care providers,
Related State agencies and officials, as well as their local and Federal counterparts,
Health insurance companies,
Health care interest groups, and
Economic interest groups,
The Indiana State Department of Health is also not shy about recruiting other groups that fall outside of the typical public health model.
The Indiana State Department of Health also attempts to integrate public health and health care activities to improve general Hoosier health.