You Can Help Improve Indiana’s Health Ranking
Last year, Indiana ranked 39 out of 50 states in overall health. Our numbers are among the worst when it comes to smoking, obesity, cancer deaths, cardiovascular deaths, children in poverty, air pollution, and public health funding. The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health is a valued resource for the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana’s 92 county health departments in addressing these serious issues. We share knowledge, conduct research, analyze data, provide student interns to extend capacity, deliver free workforce education, and train the next generation of public health professionals. We are also home to the Indiana Public Health Council, an inclusive statewide group that brings together representatives from state universities, associations, public health practice, and policy making bodies. Our efforts to build bridges between academia and practice are speeding the adoption of new approaches and policies that can help Indiana be “done with 41.” What we do today is just the beginning of what needs to be done to improve health in Indiana. Your support is crucial to helping us move the needle.