The Alliance will travel the state from April through October, hosting a series of town hall meetings to raise awareness of Indiana’s poor health rankings. We’ll bring together health care leaders, employers, policymakers, educators, funders, and community leaders to grow grassroots support for better health— and share ideas about ways we can work together at the local and statewide level.
Where Should We Start?
State of our Health Road Show
Indiana ranks 38th of 50
in terms of the overall health of its citizens*
*Based on America’s Health Rankings 2017
Nationally, we rank at the bottom for key health metrics — a fact we cannot afford to ignore.
worst in drug deaths
worst in obesity
worst in percentage of smokers
worst in infant mortality
worst in public health funding
The Alliance has developed this focused data resource to delve deeper into county-level data related to our priority issues and demonstrate the impact of Indiana’s low public health spending.
The Alliance is a group of healthcare professionals, advocates and community and business leaders committed to making Indiana a healthier place to live and work. Learn more about our priority issues:
Tobacco use costs Indiana $6 billion annually, and secondhand smoke costs $2.1 billion in excess medical expenses and premature loss of life.
Opioid abuse takes a tremendous toll on the health of our state with overdose fatalities that cost Indiana $1.4 billion in 2014.
Nearly 1 out of 3 adult Hoosiers are obese, putting them at risk for chronic health conditions such as stroke, type II diabetes, heart disease and cancer.