Indiana Healthy Community InitiativeAn evidence-based collaboration process designed to help communities focus on implementing and sustaining a culture of health and well-being to spur economic vitality. Honor Roll of Healthy Communities
Year after year employers view Indiana as an attractive place to do business. How can your community set itself apart? By becoming a designated Indiana Healthy Community. Business leaders are striving to recruit and retain exceptional employees that are healthier and more productive. Why? Healthcare is a top business cost, so smart leaders seek locations where there is already a focus on building a healthier, more economically viable community.
The Wellness Council of Indiana compiled best practices, tools, and resources from community and workplace health, economic, and quality of life improvement programs from across the globe and designed the Indiana Healthy Community initiative specifically for Indiana communities. This initiative is driven by community leaders and advocates who unite around the desire to create better places for Hoosiers to live, work, learn, and play.
According to the 2017 America’s Health Rankings report conducted by the United Health Foundation, Indiana ranks 38th out of 50 states for health. Gallup’s 2017 Wellbeing Index has Indiana 42nd out of 50 states for overall well being. These health and quality of life statistics are key factors for business leaders when making decisions about where to locate their organizations and jobs. The Indiana Healthy Community Initiative provides communities with the strategies, structure, and guidance to step up and improve the lives of Hoosiers across the state.
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