Improving Hoosiers' Health

Improving Hoosiers' Health

Friday, May 28, 2021

Senate Republicans remain committed to improving health outcomes for Hoosiers and have supported a number of health initiatives in House Enrolled Act 1001 – the state's next two-year budget – aimed at improving health in our state.

The new state budget includes:

  • $100 million to provide mental health grants;
  • $50 million to create the Health Issues and Challenges Grant Program to address Indiana's health issues;
  • $2 million to fund food banks across the state; and
  • Pay increases for health care workers in home-based care and assisted living programs.

The state's budget also maintains funding for the Seriously Mentally Ill, Recovery Works and CHOICE In-Home Services programs.

Unfortunately, according to America's Health Rankings, Indiana ranks poorly in overall health. The funding initiatives included in this budget will go a long way toward improving Hoosiers' health, which in return, will improve Indiana's national standing.

To learn more about the budget and other bills passed this session, click here.