Social Health

Committed to improving the social health and wellness of Hoosiers beyond our walls.

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Overall health and wellness goes beyond medical care. It starts in your home and in your community.

Although healthcare may commonly be associated to doctor visits and medication, total health starts with daily needs. We help our communities thrive through community-based, low-cost resources.

Understanding Social Health

Social determinants of health (social health) are the non-medical factors that make up much of your overall health. As much as 80% of health outcomes are determined outside of hospital walls. 

Social health factors influence your health and well-being, including where you live, how much money you make, the food you eat and your access to quality healthcare.

Social Health Factors

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Home goods
  • Transportation
  • Health
  • Money
  • Physical safety
  • Childcare
  • Education
  • Work
  • Legal

Need help? Use findhelp now

Are you looking for a local food pantry? Do you need transportation to an upcoming medical appointment?

Find help now by entering your zip code and discover free to low-cost resources in your community quickly and easily. Visit iuhealth.org/findhelp.

Smoking Cessation

Our tobacco cessation program offers you a variety of tools and support to make the quitting process easier so that you can begin to restore your health.

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IU Health Financial Assistance

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Mosaic Center

Interested in a career within the healthcare industry? Powered by IU Health, we are committed to improving access to good, promising jobs.

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