Thank you...
The Indiana Public Health Association thanks our members and advocates for their work and support throughout this legislative session. Governor Holcomb vetoed Senate Bill 5 on May 4, indicating it is "prudent to avoid any unnecessary disruption or wholesale changes to our existing local public health authorities." Indiana legislators then met on May 10 to override the veto and approve Senate Enrolled Act 5.

While this is not the outcome we hoped and fought for, it has been inspiring to see public health professionals and organizations from around the state mobilize in order to advocate for Hoosier health. We're grateful for a network of dedicated and passionate members who spread the word and took action against this bill. We're confident that public health partners have emerged from this challenge stronger and more organized, and certainly ready for the continued fight for improved public health and health equity.

IPHA will keep fighting for safe and equitable public health systems in Indiana with your support. There is still work to be done, and IPHA is renewing our commitment to building capacity among public health professionals and partners to continue serving our communities. We invite you to become a member or make a donation to continue supporting this work. Thank you for your support and your passion for public health.

-The IPHA Team
Congrats to the Indiana Department of Health!
The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) was recently awarded national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board! This accreditation was the result of years of hard work leading to IDOH becoming the fourth public health department to become receive accreditation in the state. Congratulations to our friends at IDOH!
Upcoming Meetings:

TODAY: IPHA Policy & Advocacy Meeting
Wednesday, June 2, 2-4:00 p.m.

IPHA Monthly Meet-Up
Tuesday, June 15, 12-1:00 p.m.

Health Equity Action Team Meeting
Thursday, June 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Welcome Sara, our summer intern!

Sara Suisman is a Master of Public Health (MPH) student at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis. She is pursuing a dual concentration in Social & Behavioral Sciences and Health Policy & Management. Sara will be joining the IPHA team through the summer term, assisting with student engagement projects along with other important work. Please join us in welcoming Sara next time you see her on an IPHA meeting!

Public Health Workforce Interest and Needs Survey
This September, the next round of the largest public health workforce survey in the US will be fielded - the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS). For the first time, small health agencies will be included in addition to mid-size and large local health departments and state health departments.

The Region V Public Health Training Center is coordinating recruitment of health departments in MI, OH, IN, IL, WI, MN. If you would like to commit your health department to participate this fall, complete this survey by June 30. Contact with any questions or see the FAQ.
Thank you to all of our 2021 IPHA Conference attendees!
Please take a moment to complete our IPHA conference evaluation to help us plan meaningful educational opportunities in the future.

Congratulations to Ariel Hicks, a MPH candidate at Indiana University, and Ruta Tesfay, MPH (2019, Indiana University), for having the top IPHA poster, 6 feet Too Deep: Prevalence of Substance Abuse and its relationship to Social Distancing! 

Conference sessions are now available via Whova, as well. If you’re looking for something and can’t find it, let us know. 
Other Public Health Events & Resources:

IPHA builds capacity among public health professionals and partners to achieve health equity and well-being for all across the state of Indiana.

By the end of 2022, IPHA is valued as a robust partner, connector, and resource for advancing public health in Indiana.

Review the IPHA 2020-2022 Strategic Plan online here.