Governor’s Public Health Commission to meet on March 17

INDIANAPOLIS — The Governor’s Public Health Commission will discuss the role of emergency preparedness during its next meeting Thursday, March 17.

The meeting will run from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the History Reference Room (Room 211) of the Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St., in Indianapolis.

Proceedings will be live-streamed and available online at

Governor Eric J. Holcomb established the 15-member commission in August to study Indiana’s public health system and make recommendations for improvements. The commission is co-chaired by former State Health Commissioner Dr. Judy Monroe, who now serves as president and CEO of the CDC Foundation, and former state Sen. Luke Kenley. Current State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, serves as secretary, while former Congresswoman Susan Brooks serves as a non-voting citizen advisor.

In addition to emergency preparedness, the commission’s work is focusing on areas including funding, governance and structure, workforce, childhood and adolescent health services, and data and information.

More information about the commission, including agendas, resources, and other materials, can be found at Executive Order 21-21, which established the commission, can be found here.