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Board of Health


Boards of health are part of state and local public health systems and are charged to address health promotion, disease prevention, and public protection.

They provide the necessary guidance and oversight of a local health department to assure the community’s health. 
Boards of health are a powerful part of a local public health system. Board roles vary across the country. In Indiana, boards set policies, hire and fire the health officer, review operational data and challenge any organizational activity when necessary. Boards also have financial oversight of the local health department. 

IC 16-20-2: Local Boards of Health

IC 16-20-2-2: Establishment and maintenance of local health department; adoption of health ordinances Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in IC 16-20-3, the executive of each county shall by ordinance establish and maintain a local health department.


Indiana Code 16-20-2-2


Four years

Meeting Schedule

Tentative dates for 2020 Board meetings are January 7th, April 7th* (*this meeting was rescheduled for June 30th), July 21st, August 5th, August 28th, September 15th, October 8th, November 5th, November 13th, December 2nd, and December 10th. Sufficient notification will be given in the event that one or more of these dates change. 

Tentative dates for 2021 Board meetings are January 5th, April 6th, July 13th, and October 5th. Sufficient notification will be given in the event that one or more of these dates change.

Meetings will take place virtually through Zoom until further notice. Information to connect to these meetings can be found in the Events Calendar under each meeting.


Kay Leach, R.N., Chairperson


Ashley Cranor, MPH  (D), Vice Chairperson


Stephen Pritchard, D.D.S.  (R)


George Hegeman, Ph.D.  (R)


Mark Norrell, FACHE, HFA


Carol Litten Touloukian, M.D.  (D)


Robert Wrenn, M.D.  (R)


*Meeting agendas and minutes prior to 2016 can be obtained by completing a Public Information Request.

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Penny Caudill,
Health Administrator
  • Phone: (812) 349-2543
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