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Allen County Health

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department is promoting greater education and testing of HIV and AIDS in Northeast Indiana.

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For every thousand live births, nine babies in Allen County die before their first birthday. The county’s infant mortality rate is higher than Indiana’s, and the state already has one of the worst rates in the country. McMillen Health launched a new mobile initiative Monday aimed at addressing this issue.

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On Thursday, the state health commissioner declared a public health emergency for Allen County. That declaration allows the county to establish a syringe services program, or an SSP.