Improving Hoosier Health Outcomes

Improving Hoosier Health Outcomes

Friday, June 17, 2022

The Indiana Department of Health recently awarded more than $35 million in grants through the Health Issues and Challenges Grant, which was established by the General Assembly in 2021 to help improve Hoosiers' health across our state.

This funding will enable local providers to develop and implement services focused on improving health outcomes, with applicants given priority based on the high need and high impact outlined in their proposals. Funding includes:

  • $850,000 to address asthma;
  • More than $980,000 to address cancer prevention;
  • Nearly $2.7 million for cardiovascular health and diabetes;
  • $5.6 million for community health workers;
  • More than $4 million for community paramedicine;
  • More than $6.5 million to address hepatitis C;
  • Nearly $790,000 for tobacco prevention;
  • More than $4.2 million for lead prevention; and
  • Nearly $9.4 million to address food insecurity and obesity.

Improving the health of Hoosiers increases the quality of life for future generations, and funding programs that address these medical issues will allow Indiana to develop stronger prevention tactics.

To view a full list of recipients, click here.

To learn more about the Health Issues and Challenges program, click here.