At a Glance
  • State Population: 6,833,037
  • Local Health Departments: 93
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Tornadoes, Flooding, Disease Investigation/Outbreak
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations:
    2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2022: $11,702,107
    FY 2021: $11,575,238
    FY 2020: $11,238,343
  • Public Health Crisis Response Funding:
    Mpox 2023 Funding: $690,190
    COVID-19 2021 Funding: $40,374,153
    COVID-19 2020 Funding: $14,842,611
PHEP-Funded Staff
  • Epidemiologists: 2
  • Laboratorians: 5
  • Planners: 3
  • Other: 29*

*Includes IT specialists, administrative staff, statisticians, and other positions

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Public Health Laboratory Testing
  2. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
  3. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Administration
  4. Responder Safety and Health
  5. Community Preparedness
Stories from the Field
Indiana Contaminated Soil
Testing Residents after Discovering Contaminated Soil

In June 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency found lead-contaminated soil at an East Chicago, Indiana housing complex. The mayor ordered an immediate evacuation. PHEP program support allowed the state and local health departments to manage and operate 30 blood lead testing clinics for residents in the area. They also provided 11 “one stop shops,” offering residents testing and other services such as immunizations. As a result, more than 1,200 individuals were tested during the free clinics, and more than 2,000 have been tested since then.