Vanderburgh County Health Department receives Accreditation
The Vanderburgh County Health Department is the third health department in Indiana to receive accreditation.
Becoming an Accredited Health Department embodies a commitment to national standards set by the Public Health Accreditation Board. This certification ensures that the Vanderburgh County Health Department will strive for continuous improvement, increase our credibility within public health, and proves we are accountable to the community we serve.
Pre to 3
7 out of every 1,000 infants don’t make it to their first birthday in southwestern Indiana. Collectively, Indiana has the worst infant mortality rate in the Midwest. It’s time for that to change.
The Pre To 3 program has been launched in our community to reduce risks associated with infant mortality by providing long-term, consistent, hands-on support for expecting mothers, infants, and families.
Why immunize our children? Sometimes we are confused by the messages in the media. First we are assured that, thanks to vaccines, some diseases are almost gone from the U.S. But we are also warned to immunize our children, ourselves as adults, and the elderly.
Unless we can eliminate the disease, it is important to keep immunizing. Even if there are only a few cases of disease today, if we take away the protection given by vaccination, more and more people will become infected and will spread disease to others. Soon we will undo the progress we have made over the years.
Drug Take-Back Locations
National Drug Take-Back Day is April 28. There are 30 drug take-back locations in southwestern Indiana aimed to reduce abuse of medications. Organizations providing these services include hospitals, pharmacies, law enforcement, coroners, and several other county government entities.