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Holcomb announces Public Health Commission

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced the creation of a new state public health commission Wednesday.

Holcomb says the pandemic has highlighted the importance of public health from both a wellness and economic perspective.

“Health is wealth. We’re going to continue to lean in on this, not because it’s so important today, but it always has been,” Holcomb said.

Holcomb’s executive order establishes a 15-member commission to examine Indiana’s public health system and make recommendations to improve its structure, funding and operations.

The Governor’s Public Health Commission will be co-chaired by former state Sen. Luke Kenley, who has spent decades managing complex issues and budgets for the state, and Dr. Judy Monroe, who served as Indiana’s state health commissioner from 2005 to 2010 and now serves as president and chief executive officer of the CDC Foundation. State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box will serve as the commission’s secretary.

“Indiana’s public health workforce is made up of some of the most dedicated people you will ever encounter,” Dr. Box said. “They truly care about their communities and have worked tirelessly to protect Hoosiers. They deserve our heartfelt thanks, and they deserve our help. Determining what that help should look like is the goal of this commission.”

The commission will include subgroups that will examine topics ranging from funding and resources to delivery of services and collection and use of data. Its goal is to make recommendations for improvements and standardization that can be shared with the Indiana General Assembly. Such a review was planned before the pandemic, which has only exacerbated the need the modernize Indiana’s public health system.

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Rocky August 18, 2021 at 2:16 pm

Wait…So he is creating a new department….

Will they have any kind of power just like Indiana’s Nazi Board of Health?… a bunch of un-elected people that somehow have authority of private citizens?

I seems that Holcomb is doing as much damage to Freedom as he possibly can before he leaves office.

Slacker06 August 19, 2021 at 9:32 am

Another socialist move by a RINO governor. What can a government commission tell us we can’t learn form our doctors or from prestigious clinic websites for NOTHING!! Government seems to be unrepentant when trying to manipulate the activities of humans. What most of us want is to be LEFT ALONE! Most of the public health officials have been lying to us for a very long time. Epic Fail.

Rachel August 19, 2021 at 1:59 pm

These people don’t really give a fig about health. The only thing they’re dedicated to is keeping you hooked on pharma your entire life and seeing how much money they can rake in doing it.
Just like 9-11, COVID is another crisis they can use to empty our pockets and devest us of our freedoms…willingly. I wish Hoosiers would open their eyes.

Cks August 19, 2021 at 2:25 pm

Oh good! More authoritarianism! This should make most citizens very happy since most were made to be ruled.


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