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Alliance For A Healthier Indiana
Updated November 15, 2016 6:46 AM | Filed under: Health
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana, a coalition of healthcare professionals, advocates, community and business leaders from across the state, will announce its formation on Thursday, November 17 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Indianapolis Artsgarden.

The goal of the Alliance is to work toward improving the overall health status in Indiana.

Indiana is ranked 41st in the nation for the overall health of its citizens. It is below average in 25 of 34 measures and ranks among the worst in the nation in the following categories according to the America's Health Rankings report:

  • 35th Worst in Drug Deaths
  • 36th Worst in Infant Mortality
  • 44th Worst in Percentage of Smokers
  • 44th Worst in Obesity
  • 48th Worst in Public Health Funding

These are issues that affect each and every Hoosier, whether directly or indirectly. Beyond simply our health, it affects Indiana businesses, our state's economy, health care costs and our national reputation.

The Alliance will work toward improving Hoosier health on many fronts, but in 2017, its main focus will be on tobacco use, which is the primary cause of preventable death in Indiana.



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