The Indiana Department of Health announced that it has been awarded national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), a national nonprofit organization that aims to transform public health practices by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure and innovation. The accreditation is the culmination of years of work to demonstrate...
Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19
The Indiana Department of Health announced that 655 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 741,697 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. To date, 13,155 Hoosiers...
Statistics show that COVID-19 has proven to be the deadliest in African-American and Latino communities across the country. Now that vaccinations are available, Community Advocates of Northern Indiana is using grant dollars from the Indiana Department of Health to drive awareness in these impacted communities. Community Advocates of Northern Indiana...
The Dialysis Hustle: Politics & Money Part 3 of 4 A Special Report By Stephanie Gadlin To many people on dialysis, Arlene Mullin is nothing short of a saint. For the past two decades she has been a leading voice on Capitol Hill and before state legislatures, in an effort to expose the...
Covid, COVID-19, Coronavirus
The Indiana Department of Health announced that 495 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 736,480 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. To date, 13,090 Hoosiers...
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross along with actor James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly, have joined together to urge all who are healthy to make this a summer full of life for patients by scheduling an appointment to give blood or platelets. As the nation transitions to a new,...
By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com The Illinois Senate passed legislation Wednesday expanding maternal and postpartum care in Illinois, as well as changing existing statutes to be more inclusive of different gender identities. Senate Bill 967, sponsored by Elgin Democratic Sen. Cristina Castro, passed the Senate floor Wednesday on a 58-0 vote....
Dr. Janet Seabrook
The spread of COVID-19 has created a constant stream of discussion around symptoms, testing, long-term effects, vaccination, etc. One area of concern that has not received as much attention is the tremendous mental impact that the pandemic has had on most, if not all of us. From the quarantining...
Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19
The Indiana Department of Health announced recently that more than 2 million Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of Wednesday May 5, a total of 4,395,106 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,389,057 first doses and 2,006,049 individuals who are fully vaccinated. The fully vaccinated number...
vaccine
By Maggie Fox, CNN The US Food and Drug Administration is poised to authorize Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine in children and teens ages 12 to 15 by early next week, a federal government official tells CNN. Pfizer has applied for emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine for teens and children ages...