Health Department - News

28 Apr

New Link Added

The Knox County Health Department now has a link for information on mosquitoes and related mosquito transmitted illnesses.

Posted on 04/28/2016

29 Apr

FSE Conducted

A Full Scale Exercise conducted at Lincoln High School.The POD mobilized at 07:30 AM.
The POD was operational at 09:00 AM
The first client was processed at 09:05 AM
The last client was processed at 09:27 AM.
The POD demobilized at 10:00 AM.
The FSE was clear of LHS at 10:20 AM

Performance metric:
48 volunteers processed 159 clients between 9:05 AM and 9:27 AM.
The average throughput was 3 to 4 minutes per client.
The average throughput was 6 to 12 minutes when the client had to be evaluated.

Posted on 04/29/2014

26 Jun

Health Department Summit

The Knox County Health Department preparedness and response coordinator will be attending the Indiana State Department of Health Summit in Indianapolis.

Posted on 06/26/2013

25 Jun

ESF-8 Conference

The Knox County Health Department preparedness and response coordinator will be attending the Indiana State Department of Health conference on emergency support function-8 in Indianapolis for health departments.

Posted on 06/25/2013

14 Jun

The Volunteers Registry is Now Active

The Indiana State Department of Health has activated SERV-IN for Volunteers.(See Link Health Department Page)

What is Indiana's SERV-IN?
SERV-IN is an acronym for State Emergency Registry of Volunteers for Indiana which is an electronic registration system and database of local, regional and statewide volunteer programs who want to assist our public health and healthcare systems during an event or disaster.

Why was SERV-IN created?
In the time of an event or disaster, volunteers are critical to saving lives and an efficient system for volunteers to register and be located when needed is just as critical. In fact there is a federal initiative requiring every state to implement a registration system for volunteers. Indiana elected to adopt a model called SERV-IN. SERV-IN is comprised of local volunteer coordinators who mobilize medical and non-medical volunteers to respond to emergencies within the community, or if the volunteer is interested, within the state. SERV-IN was created to assist in that process.

How do I join SERV-IN?
Whether you work in a health field or not, active or retired, if you have an interest in assisting your community or state during a health crisis, we invite you to join SERV-IN.

Link:https://www.serv-in.org/

Posted on 06/14/2013