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Latest Indiana Health Alert

December 19, 2023

This alert covers the urgent need to increase immunization coverage, respiratory surveillance tools, and Mpox.

Better Contraceptive Care for Teens

October 30, 2023

Do you have thoughts about how to improve contraceptive counseling and care for teens?

Help Build A Career Benchmark Dashboard

September 1, 2023

IAFP members have the chance to help build a career benchmark dashboard that will make it easy for all family physicians to know their worth.

Guidance on Measles During the Summer Travel Season

June 22, 2023

The CDC is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to remind clinicians and public health officials to provide guidance for measles prevention.

Outbreak of Suspected Fungal Meningitis in U.S. Patients who Underwent Surgical Procedures under Epidural Anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico

May 17, 2023

The CDC is issuing an advisory about an outbreak of suspected fungal meningitis among U.S. patients hospitalized in Texas after undergoing cosmetic procedures under epidural anesthesia in the city of Matamoros, state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

FAQ Breaks Down New Controlled Substance Rx Rules for FPs

April 12, 2023

A new resource from the AAFP explains what family physicians need to know about recently updated guidance on training for prescribing controlled substances.

Simplify Controlled Substance Rx Training, AAFP Advises

March 30, 2023

Upcoming training requirements for prescribing controlled substances should be carefully implemented to avoid disrupting patient care or creating unnecessary administrative tasks for physicians, the AAFP told the DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration this month.

Communicable Disease Rule Updates

March 8, 2023

IDOH is announcing upcoming changes to Indiana’s Communicable Disease (CD) Rule (410 IAC 1).

Outbreak of Extensively Drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Associated with Artificial Tears

February 1, 2023

The CDC is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory about infections with an extensively drug-resistant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 12 states.

The 2023 Coding And Payment Changes: What You Need To Know

December 8, 2022

On Jan. 1, 2023, new coding rules go into effect for E/M services provided in hospitals or nursing homes.

IDOH Guidance For Implementation Of Lead Screening Requirements From House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1313

November 2, 2022

IDOH has released “Universal Lead Testing and Reporting Guidance,” to assist you in complying with new laws.

Outbreak Of Ebola Virus Disease In Central Uganda

October 6, 2022

As a precaution, CDC is communicating with public health departments, public health laboratories, and healthcare workers in the United States, and educating travelers, to raise awareness of this outbreak.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Needs Assessment

August 21, 2022

By sharing this survey link we hope to gather information about the needs of children, families, providers and community agencies so we can make recommendations and an action plan for the state of Indiana.

2022 Special Session Recap

August 20, 2022

The 2022 Indiana Special Session came to a close earlier this month. The end of the session was capped with the passing of SB1 (Abortion bill), which was altered in the House before returning to the Senate.

Increase In E. coli And Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Cases: Testing Recommendations And Reporting

August 18, 2022

IDOH is working with local health departments to monitor and investigate an increase in Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections and post-diarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

Update For Clinicians On Monkeypox

July 30, 2022

Update for Clinicians on Monkeypox in People with HIV, Children and Adolescents, and People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding.

Childhood Blood Lead Medical Management Guidelines

July 2, 2022

Beginning July 1, the Indiana Department of Health is lowering the standard for an elevated blood lead level.

Monkeypox Updates

June 10, 2022

The CDC is tracking several cases of monkeypox that have been reported in countries where monkeypox is not endemic.

Monkeypox Virus In The US And Other Non-Endemic Countries

May 20, 2022

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in an adult male Massachusetts resident with history of travel to Canada.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus: Recommendations for Human Health Investigations and Response

April 30, 2022

A person has tested positive for avian influenza A(H5) virus (H5 bird flu) in the U.S.