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Every day, Indiana University Health carries out its mission to improve the health of patients and community members through innovation and excellence in clinical care, education, research and service. In 2016, IU Health invested more than $582 million in community benefit, and over $720 million in community investments, serving more than 1 million Indiana residents.

Safe and Sound Sleep

Infant mortality is defined as the death of a baby before his or her first birthday. Out of every 1,000 live births, 7.2 Hoosier infants will die within the first year.

IU Health is dedicated to being part of the prenatal journey by educating parents on safe sleep practices and the value of breastfeeding, so babies born at IU Health start their journeys with health on their sides. Read more.

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Freedom From Tobacco

Smoking is an addictive habit that can lead to serious health consequences. More than 20 percent of Indiana residents smoke.

Dr. Julie Clary, an IU Health cardiologist said she believes the future looks much brighter without cigarettes. “My goal is to help Hoosiers see the light beyond cigarettes. I want to help them quit so they can live fuller and happier lives.” Read more.

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Walking For Health

Being obese can lead to other health risks, including diabetes and some cancers. Almost one-third of Indiana residents are obese.

IU Health patient Lisa McCoy recalls, "I walked into the doctor’s office and she said, ‘You have diabetes.’ I knew then that I had to make a change. I always had that thought in the back of my head that I should get healthy. But when I was told I was diabetic, I realized it wasn’t an option anymore.”

Watch Lisa's story below or read more.

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Path to Behavioral HealthSlice

Behavioral health is not “one size fits all.” The average Indiana resident reports 4.3 poor mental health days each month.

With plans to increase the number of behavioral health professionals at facilities across the state, IU Health, Indiana’s largest healthcare provider and only academic health system, aims to significantly increase access to mental health services and addiction treatment for Hoosiers.

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Path to Behavioral Health

Behavioral health is not “one size fits all.” The average Indiana resident reports 4.3 poor mental health days each month.

With plans to increase the number of behavioral health professionals at facilities across the state, IU Health, Indiana’s largest healthcare provider and only academic health system, aims to significantly increase access to mental health services and addiction treatment for Hoosiers.

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