Indianapolis saw the highest incidence of excess mortality, with 86 excess deaths, even though it doesn’t have the poorest relative air quality in the state.
Officials are attributing a recent string of overdoses throughout Indiana, Cincinnati, and Kentucky to a powerful opioid 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin.
Eighteen people overdosed Tuesday across two counties leaving one person dead.
This week on Noon Edition, we're hosting our own conversation about opoiods such as heroin and the effects they are having on the community.
Indiana is one of 14 states with significant drug overdose death rate increases from 2013 to 2014.
The so-called micro-hospitals would be open 24-7 with a full staff and a limited number of in-patient beds
CEO Jonathan Nalli says they'll provide 24-hour emergency care for ailments such as dehydration from a gastrointestinal illness or a deep cut.
The new Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center will be built in Indianapolis.
The Latino Youth Summit summer camp helps Latino teenagers navigate their identities and mental health.
In 2014, Indiana passed a law creating both a task force and a pilot program that would study the prevalence of neonatal drug exposure in Indiana.