There is a 10 - 20 year life expectancy gap between various Indianapolis neighborhoods. The lower life expectancy rate is largely due to health disparities and is similar to rates seen in countries such as Iraq and Bangladesh. In addition, 80 percent of health outcomes come from social determinants of health like housing, safety and income. So, how can we work to help bridge that gap?
LISC Indianapolis strongly believes in fostering an environment, both physical and social, that supports greater health and well-being for Indianapolis residents. Community developers do important work to change neighborhood environments for healthier living every day. Aligned with partners in health care, they can achieve even more.
Please join us on Sept. 27 as LISC Indianapolis hosts Development on Tap: How do we improve health and wellness in Indy neighborhoods? The presentation will feature:
- Julia Ryan, Vice President, Health Initiatives, National LISC
- Kate Sommerfeld, President, Social Determinants of Health, ProMedica
LISC recently announced a $45 million partnership with ProMedica to address social determinants of health in Toledo, OH and the surrounding region. Ryan and Sommerfeld will discuss this partnership, which includes debt and grant capital for community development projects.
The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by LISC including:
- Courtney Roberts, Country Director (US and Kenya), Lilly Global Health
- Brandon Cosby, Executive Director, Flanner House
- Lisa Staten, PhD, Associate Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Chair, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Health
- Lisa E. Harris, M.D., CEO, Eskenazi Health
Lilly recently invested $7 million to increase health in Indy neighborhoods, partnering with LISC, Eskenazi and Fairbanks School of Public Health.
After the event, guests can explore the large, interactive displays highlighting the Diabetes Impact Program - Indianapolis Neighborhoods.
The event cost is $5 per person. Beer from Sun King Brewery and pretzels will be provided.
At 5:30, guests are invited to join ProMedica for a Glass City Reunion and catch up on the exciting happenings in Toledo.Purchase Your Development on Tap Ticket