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Agency Mission, Vision, and Top Public Health Priorities
January 2013

Mission:

To promote and provide essential public health services.

Vision:

A healthier and safer Indiana

ISDH Core Values:

  • Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Vaccines—providing for those who can't afford
  • Equitable Care—community health centers
  • Vital Records
  • Health Protection
    • Regulatory
    • Food
    • Environmental
    • Laboratory
  • Collaboration with Local Health Departments
  • Data Collection, analysis, and information dissemination
  • Evidence-based best practices for public health promotion, training, and health care quality

Agency Strategic Priorities:

The Indiana State Department of Health believes that the following agency priorities will have the most impact on the way it operates and on its ability to deliver on its Mission and Vision:

  • Decrease disease incidence and burden
  • Improve response and preparedness networks and capabilities
  • Reduce administrative costs through improving operational efficiencies
  • Recruitment, evaluation, and retention of top talent in public health
  • Better use of information and data from electronic sources to develop and sponsor outcomes-driven programs
  • Improve relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders, coalitions, and networks throughout the State and the nation

2013 Top Public Health Priorities:

  • Reduce Infant Mortality
  • Increase childhood immunizations (19-35 month olds primary focus)
  • Reduce Adult Obesity
  • Reduce Adult Smoking
  • Stand Up Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education