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Obesity Prevention

Like most of the nation, Hoosiers see the alarming rise of obesity in their communities as a leading concern. Nationally, Indiana ranks eighth in the percentage of obese adults in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). Obesity prevention was a critical community health need identified in all 18 Indiana University Health communities across the state. IU Health is committed to launching innovative efforts aimed at preventing and reversing obesity in our communities to help community members get active, get healthy and get strong.

IU Health is working to create initiatives and support efforts to:

  • Improve access to healthy foods
  • Create healthier school environments
  • Increase access to safe places for community members to be physically active

IU Healthy Physician’s Get Strong Challenge!

In partnership with the IU Student Outreach Clinic, the second annual Physician Give Back Day – Get Strong Challenge! will feature fun fitness challenges between physicians, IU Health team members, and the community. Health screenings, including blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and vision will be provided. Join us in the fun with hula hooping, Zumba, line dancing, an obstacle course for kids, a BGI Fitness bike challenge, and jump roping with the Indy Air Bears. 

Free lunch is available to the first 200 community members.  

Get Strong Challenge! Information

Saturday, October 4th, 2014
12pm - 2pm
Located near the Neighborhood Fellowship Church
(IPS School #54 parking lot, 3102 E. 10th St., Indy 46201). 

IU Health Initiatives

Learn more about IU Health initiatives aimed at preventing and reversing obesity in our communities.