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Indiana Government and State Documents: State Agencies H-L

Health, Indiana State Department of

Indiana State Department of Health has the mission "to promote and provide essential public health services."

It's priorities are to

  • "Decrease disease incidence and burden"
  • "Improve response and preparedness networks and capabilities
  • Reduce administrative costs through improving operational efficiencies"
  • "Recruitment, evaluation, and retention of top talent in public health"
  • "Better use of information and data from electronic sources to develop and sponsor outcomes-driven programs"
  • "Improve relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders, coalitions and networks throughout the State of Indiana”

Higher Education, Indiana Commission for

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is a 14-member public body created in 1971 to define the missions of Indiana's colleges and universities, plan and coordinate the state's post-secondary education system, and ensure that Indiana's higher education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state."


Historical Bureau, Indiana

The Indiana Historical Bureau provides publications, programs, and other opportunities for Indiana citizens of all ages to learn and teach about the history of their communities, the state of Indiana, and their relationships to the nation and the world. The Indiana Historical Bureau also administers the Indiana Historical Marker Program.”

Homeland Security, Department of

“The Indiana Department of Homeland Security will provide statewide leadership, exemplary customer service, and subject matter expertise for the enhancement of public and private partnerships and the assurance of local, state and federal collaboration to continually develop Indiana’s public safety capabilities for the well being and protection of our citizens, property and economy.”

Horse Racing Commission, Indiana

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has the mission of “ensuring that pari-mutuel wagering on horse races in Indiana will be conducted with the highest of standards and the greatest level of integrity.”

Housing and Community Development Authority, Indiana

The charge [of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority] is to help communities build upon their assets to create places with ready access to opportunities, goods, and services. We also promote, finance, and support a broad range of housing solutions, from temporary shelters to home ownership.”


*All quotations on this research guide come from the resource's or agency's website, unless otherwise indicated.

Insurance, Indiana Department of

“The purpose of the Indiana Department of Insurance is to protect Hoosiers as they purchase and use insurance products to keep their assets and their families from loss or harm. Consumers may need assistance with certain claim situations or just help in understanding how their policies work.  Our other primary obligation is to monitor the financial solvency of the insurance companies domiciled in Indiana so that the legal promises made in insurance policies are honored.”

Integrated Public Safety Commission

“IPSC’s [Integrated Public Safety Commission] mission is to facilitate statewide public safety communications. IPSC provides an interoperable and reliable public safety communications system to all Hoosier first responders and public safety professionals for use during routine, emergency and task force situations. Our goal is to strengthen community safety and security by minimizing the financial and technological barriers to interoperable communications through inter-agency cooperation.”

Intergovernmental Relations, Indiana Advisory Commission on

“Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations was established by the General Assembly in 1995 to provide a forum to plan for and address the problems that will arise as greater demands are made on state and local governments.”

“The mission of the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (IACIR) is to create effective communication, cooperation, and partnerships between the federal, state, and local units of government to improve the delivery of services to the citizens of Indiana.”

Labor, Department of

The mission of the Indiana Department of Labor is to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace.”

Library, Indiana State

"The Indiana State Library is responsible for:

  1. Developing and providing library services to state government, its branches, its departments and its officials and employees;
  2. Providing for the individual citizens of the state those specialized library services not generally appropriate, economical or available in other libraries of the state;
  3. Encouraging and supporting the development of the library profession; and
  4. Strengthening services of all types of publicly and privately supported special, school, academic, and public libraries."

Local Government Finance, Department of

The Department of Local Government Finance is responsible for ensuring property tax assessment and local government budgeting are carried out in accordance with Indiana law. The Department is charged with publishing property tax assessment rules and annually reviewing and approving the tax rates and levies of every political subdivision in the state, including all counties, cities, towns, townships, school corporations, libraries, and other entities with tax levy authority”