Employers view Indiana as an attractive place to do business. How can your community set itself apart from others in the state? By becoming a recognized Indiana Healthy Community. Employers are striving to recruit and retain exceptional employees that are healthier and more productive. Why? Health care is one of the top business costs, so smart leaders seek locations where there is already a focus on building a healthier and active community.
The Wellness Council of Indiana provides local organizations, business and community leaders with a rally cry supporting health and quality of life initiatives to help spur healthier living and economic development. That is what constitutes an Indiana Healthy Community!
We took best practice ideas, tools and resources from community and workplace initiatives from all over the United States and specifically designed our initiative for Indiana’s cities, towns, and counties to join together and create a higher quality of life for their citizens. The focus is on how workplaces, schools, neighborhoods and other “places” develop and evolve an atmosphere of pride for its residents and a sense of excitement for businesses that look to expand or relocate their good jobs to your community.
According to America’s Health Rankings conducted by the United Health Foundation, Indiana ranks 41st out of 50 states for health. Gallup’s 2017 Wellbeing Index has Indiana 42nd out of 50 states for overall well being. When business leaders look at where to locate good jobs, these health statistics are key factors for decisions – since health care costs will be one the top five costs in their budgets. We must get our quality of life measurements up – the Indiana Healthy Community Initiative provides the strategy and structure to help you and other leaders step up and make a difference.
For more information about the Indiana Healthy Community Initiative – contact the Indiana Healthy Communities Program Coordinator, Madie Newman at (317) 264-2167 or email@example.com