Alliance for a Healthier Indiana
The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana was created to tackle Indiana's key public health issues like tobacco use, obesity, infant mortality and opioid abuse. It is their goal to bring together health care leaders, employers, policymakers, educators, funders, insurers and more to make Indiana healthier. Visit their website to find county health data, fact sheets, public events, and information about joining their cause.
Indiana ranks 38th in the U.S. for the overall health of its citizens, and rates among the worst in the nation on critical health measures like tobacco use, infant mortality, opioid abuse, and obesity according to America’s Health Rankings’ report. The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana hopes to spur change in the Hoosier state, beginning with their State of Our Health Summit on April 13 in Indianapolis.
“The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana was created to tackle Indiana’s most pressing public health issues,” said Bryan Mills, CEO of Community Health Network and Chair of the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana. “We know that improving Hoosier health will take a concerted and collaborative effort, and our hope is that by providing a forum for the public and community leaders at the State of Our Health Summit, we will build significant grassroots support for the Alliance and its priorities.”
The State of Our Health Summit is the first in a series of town hall meetings around the state where local leaders, public safety workers, health care providers, and elected officials can hear about the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana’s plans for 2018 and beyond, which include raising awareness of Indiana’s poor health rankings, and sharing ideas about ways that communities can work together to improve Hoosier health.