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Did You Know? Indiana has the largest Burmese population in the United States?  Did you know Indianapolis is second only to Ft. Wayne in the number of Burmese refugees living here?

Did You Know? Andrew Peacock, Burmese liaison at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis, spoke on September 12, 2012 at a Seminar for Health Officers and Staff.   His presentation was titled:  Cultural and Healthcare Analysis of Burmese Refugees.  Andrew shared much information about the Chin refugees from Burma, their challenges upon arriving in America, learning to use unfamiliar appliances, shopping, and more.  Watch here for a link to Andrew's highly interesting and informative presentation!

The Indiana Association of Public Health Physicians and Local Health Departments Organization, Inc. wishes to thank  Dr. Gregory N. Larkin who has recently completed his service as state health commissioner for his ongoing communication with health officers and health department staff members  through face-to-face meetings twice annually as well as monthly conference calls, presentations at its educational seminars, and other regular communications.   Thanks, Dr. Larkin! 

Sarah Strawbridge, Executive Director of the Indiana Immunization Coalition, spoke at the June 13 Seminar for Health Officers and Staff.  Sarah shared the results of a recent survey regarding immunizations, access, availability, and concerns.  The survey was sent to a variety of providers including local health ... Read More

Andrew Peacock serves as the St. Francis Burmese Community Liaison.  He has managed the development of health care related initiatives to facilitate health education among the Indianapolis Burmese refugee community. He is a recent graduate from the Indiana University Masters of Healthcare Administration program.

SACCHO Winter Meeting

Tire Amnesty Project

Infectious Disease Specialist

AHEC Award Winner

Helen L. Scheibner, H.S.D., Executive Director of IAPHP&LHDO, Inc., Indiana's SACCHO, is pictured with Bobby Pestronk, Executive Director, of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, at the opening session of the Winter Meeting for SACCHO directors from across the U.S.  Read more ...

Joni Foulkes, Vigo County Health Department administrator, described that health department's bi-annual Tire Amnesty Project for health officers and staff at the February SACCHO business meeting and seminar.  Can you imagine 13,000 tires in one place at the same time?  Read more ...

Dan Nafziger, M.D., Health Officer, Elkhart County, was the perfect example of the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared during the February 15, 2012 Seminar for Health Officers and Health Department Staff.   Dr Nafziger stepped in to replace one of the presenters, whose responsibilities Read more ...

J. Michael Meyer III, Clark County Health Department administrator, received the South Central Indiana Area Health Education Center Partnership Award on April 10, 2012 at AHEC's Annual Conference.  According to Micheal Edwards, Director of the South Central Indiana AHEc ... read more

Award Winner

 NACCHO Board Member

 NACCHO  Preparedness Policy Advisory Group


We were delighted to see John F. Miller, M.D., Henry County Health Officer, receive the prestigious Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award ... read more

Doug Mathis, administrator at the Henry County Health Department, was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of County and City Health Officials …  read more

Whitney Pierle, Public Health Coordinator at the Elkhart County Health Department was recently appointed to NACCHO’s ...  … read more


Davis Ellis, M.D., recently retired as health officer of Rush County, where he had served the community for 17 years.  The Indiana Association of Public Health Physicians and Local Health Departments Organization presented ... read more


The vision of the Indiana Association of Public Health Physicians/Local Health Department Organization, Inc. is to serve as a united voice for all local health departments, promote public health standards, improve work performance, public relations, coordinate long range planning with local officials and the community, develop legislation in cooperation with governmental officials, effectively deal with local public health problems, emergencies, disasters and bioterrorism, assure the provision of professional public health services for all Indiana citizens to have a healthy environment and personal health protection for a better quality of life; to serve as an advocacy organization for local health departments and work as a team member with county and city governmental organizations.