Fri. Sep 17th, 2021

Struggling with a pandemic unlike any his predecessors have viewed, Gov. Eric Holcomb Wednesday announced the development of a public well being fee that will spend the following yr discovering approaches to make improvements to the all round health and fitness of Indiana citizens.

When COVID response will figure into the operate of the 15-man or woman fee, Holcomb explained that the panel’s scope would go much outside of this newest crisis.

“We’ve acquired our match program ideal now to proceed to do the job through the pandemic,” he reported. “That’s not what this fee or this activity drive is about. This is a prolonged-phrase glance at where by we want our point out to be a long time from now.”

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Holcomb tapped longtime Republican politician Luke Kenley and former point out wellbeing commissioner Dr. Judy Monroe to co-chair the physique. The team will convene for the initial time future month and is envisioned to issue a report by upcoming summer, in time for 2023 funds discussions, Holcomb stated.