Gov. Holcomb announces Public Health Commission – 14 News WFIE Evansville

Gov Holcomb Announces Public Health Commission 14 News Wfie Evansville
Gov Holcomb Announces Public Health Commission 14 News Wfie Evansville

INDIANA (WFIE) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced the creation of the Governor’s Public Health Commission during a press conference Wednesday.

It’s 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 Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, will serve as the commission’s secretary.

Gov. Holcomb signed an Executive Order on Wednesday creating the commission.

Officials say 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.

Officials say a review was planned before the pandemic, which has only exacerbated the need the modernize Indiana’s public health system.

You can watch the full announcement below.

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