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Commissioner pitches regional health care idea

Indiana's top health official says public health care could be made more efficient with a regional approach.

State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin met this week with officials from five northwest Indiana counties to discuss how they might pool their resources to attain a greater level of standardized services.

Larkin says areas where a regional approach might work include monitoring health trends, education and restaurant inspections.

In northwest Indiana, he says Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton counties might form a group. Larkin says a state task force could be set up to explore the idea and establish a pilot program.

He says the decision on whether to participate would be up to county commissioners.

 

 

Information from: The Times

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