Indiana State Department of Health

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  (Reaction to Entry Of Rev. Charles Harrison In Mayor’s Race Begins From the Beginning of PODCAST). A mysterious group, who have refused to publicly identify themselves went around Indianapolis in mid to late June and gathered up enough signatures to meet the legal requirements to […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Monday, June 29, 2015.  (Interview Starts At 01:29 Mark On PODCAST Media Player) Nothing gets Hoosiers and Indianapolis residents riled up than announcements that utility bills are going up. Especially, electric, gas or water. Last week Citizens Energy announced that their Citizens Water division was filing with the Indiana […]

While Indiana Governor Mike Pence was visiting Canada on a trade mission, he make a bit of Hoosier History back home in naming a new health commissioner. Governor Pence named Dr. Jerome Adams as Commissioner for the Indiana State Department of Health. What makes Dr. Adams’ appointment signigicant is the fact that Adams is African-American. […]

Twenty-nine years ago, then Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Woodrow Myers, the first (and only) African-American to hold that post and then legendary Indiana Black Expo President Rev. Charles Williams came up with an idea.  Hold a Health Fair during Indiana Black Expo.  The result of that collaboration has been the country’s largest minority health […]

More than a million people in the United States are living with HIV and one in five do not know they are infected, according to the CDC. Because of this, it’s time to know your status. The only way to do that is to “Take the Test & Take Control.” Taking the HIV Test gives you […]

Coach arrested on indecency charge (Indianapolis)  — A former Martinsville High School basketball coach has been arrested and charged with public indecency. According to police reports, Tim Wolf, 65, was found wearing no clothes while sitting in his car Sunday afternoon about 40 feet away from an Eagle Creek Park playground. Investigators say a 17-year-old […]

Audio Included in Post. Audio©2010 WTLC/Radio One. Dr. Judith Monroe, Indiana State Health Commissioner since 2005 is leaving to become Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Monroe talked about her leaving on Afternoons with Amos. Dr. Monroe, who helped improve Indiana’s anti-obesity and anti-smoking efforts, pushed the state’s INShape […]