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Phone: (812) 481-7050
Fax: (812) 481-7069
Email: dchealth@duboiscountyin.org   

     Under Indiana state law, every county must have a local Board of Health.  A full-time Health Department was established in 1965.  The Dubois County Commissioners appoint the seven-member board.  The Board of Health serves in an advisory role, sets general administrative policies and can develop ordinances, which are enacted by the County Commissioners.  They are also responsible for the review and approval of new programs and changes in existing programs.

    The Board appoints a Health Officer, who is the executive officer of the Health Department and serves as the Secretary of the Board of Health.

    The activities of the Dubois County Health Department focus on prevention of diseases, health education, environmental health, childhood immunizations and screenings, communicable disease control, as well as networking with other organizations.

    The Health Department is comprised of the following divisions:

1.    Public Health Nurse provides community health nursing and immunizations.

2.    Clerk/Registrar collects and maintains all birth and death records.

3.    Environmental Health promotes good environmental conditions, through food and sewage disposal inspections.

4.    WIC Nutritional Program provides nutritious foods and nutrition education to women, infants and children.

5.    Immunizations

Public Health Preparedness

The Dubois County Health Department is committed to maintaining plans and resources for public health preparedness efforts.  Possible public health threats include: 

ě      Acts of Nature (Major Floods, Tornados / Earthquakes) – water supplies and septic systems may be compromised; responders and victims may need tetanus immunizations.

ě      Disease Outbreaks – various diseases might threaten the health of local citizens: Pandemic Influenza, seasonal influenza, Hepatitis A, fecal-oral diseases, etc.

ě      Accidents – chemical spills, airplane crashes, train accidents are a few of the types of accidents that might pose serious public health  consequences.

ě      Terrorist Acts – chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive devices could                   be used by terrorists or criminals to threaten the public health. 

If you think there is a public health emergency or threat in Dubois County, please call
1-812-481-7050 (regular business hours)
or 1-812-482-9111 (any time)

Vital Records
Birth Certificate ApplicationDeath Certificate Application

Individuals can request a certified certificate of birth, or a certified death certificate, by downloading and printing either of the forms above.  They will then need to fill out the forms and mail the application, payment and their identification to:
Dubois County Health Dept.
1187 S. Saint Charles St.
Jasper IN 47546

“For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Dubois County Health Department has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website:
http://www.vitalchek.com/Campaign?site=2&clickid=646548455296663554
An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express«, Discover«, MasterCard« or Visa«.”


External Links

Centers for Disease Control
Indiana State Department of Health
Vitalcheck

 


Disease Preparedness

Pandemic Influenza Response Plan - (www.jasperin.org)
Flu Prevention Tips




    

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