Indiana State Department of Health

Community Health Network

The state has named an Indianapolis-based OB-GYN as Indiana’s next health commissioner.

Dr. Kristina Box will fill the position left vacant earlier this month when former health commissioner Jerome Adams became U.S. Surgeon General.

ChiLam Ly /

The federal government has awarded the state a record-breaking $26 million to help treat patients with HIV. The Indiana State Department of Health says it’s the largest award for HIV services in the state’s history.

Gretchen Frazee / WTIU News

Surgeon General Nominee Jerome Adams’ confirmation hearing before a Senate panel Tuesday was a mostly collegial meeting, with the Indiana State Health Commissioner receiving praise from several members of the bipartisan panel.

Indiana State Department Of Health /

Mere days before he announced he had been nominated for the position of U.S. Surgeon General, Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Jerome Adams penned an op-ed  for the USA Today newspaper network outlining his commitment to harm reduction initiatives, most notably syringe exchange programs.

Gretchen Frazee / WTIU News

President Donald Trump has nominated Indiana Health Commissioner Jerome Adams for the U.S. Surgeon General position.

ISDH Stats Site Shows Rise In Alzheimer's Deaths

Jun 21, 2017
Neil Conway / Flickr /

Numbers recently made available on an Indiana State Department of Health website show a significant increase in the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease among Hoosiers.

In 2011, just more than 2,000 Alzheimer’s deaths were recorded in Indiana. But in 2015 – the most recent year with state data – that figure had climbed by more than a quarter, to more than 2,500.