Hoosier Health Series

You’re invited: Insider access to trusted IU Health experts

IU Health Foundation "insiders" are invited to take part in the Hoosier Health Series, free webinars presented via Bluejeans and offering insights and information from top IU Health clinicians and professionals.

In each session, an IU Health expert shares their in-depth knowledge on a health-related or philanthropic topic of interest to our supporters. The sessions end with an open discussion including participants’ questions and experts’ answers.

Our next event:

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana ranks sixth worst in the nation for infant mortality with 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. This disturbing statistic is why IU Health Foundation has made reducing infant mortality rates a funding priority.

To learn how you can help eliminate infant mortality in the Hoosier state, join three physicians for a panel discussion about PATH4YOU, a reproductive health program funded by the IU Health Community Impact Investment Fund which aims to provide contraceptives at low or no cost to those who are most at risk for unintended pregnancies. Caitlin Bernard, MD, Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD, and Tracey Wilkinson, MD, will lead the conversation about the new initiative and about the impact philanthropy has on reducing barriers that prevent Hoosiers from planning healthy pregnancies.

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Time: Noon - 1 pm
  • Location: Bluejeans online meeting. RSVP online

Planning for healthy pregnancies: How IU Health is reducing infant mortality rates in Indiana.

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana ranks sixth worst in the nation for infant mortality with 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. This disturbing statistic is why IU Health Foundation has made reducing infant mortality rates a funding priority.

To learn how you can help eliminate infant mortality in the Hoosier state, join three physicians for a panel discussion about PATH4YOU, a reproductive health program funded by the IU Health Community Impact Investment Fund which aims to provide contraceptives at low or no cost to those who are most at risk for unintended pregnancies. Caitlin Bernard, MD, Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD, and Tracey Wilkinson, MD, will lead the conversation about the new initiative and about the impact philanthropy has on reducing barriers that prevent Hoosiers from planning healthy pregnancies.

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Time: Noon - 1 pm
  • Location: Bluejeans online meeting. RSVP online

Prior webinars:

Celebrating survivors: How IU Health helps patients reclaim their lives after cancer.

Jose Azar, MD, Kelvin Lee, MD, and Michael Moore, MD, led a conversation about personalized cancer care, local trials, leading edge research, and the significant impact philanthropy makes on the lives of patients battling cancer.

Prior webinars:

From tragedy to triumph — how the Center of Hope helps empower sexual assault survivors.

Barb Bachmeier, nurse practitioner and advanced practice forensic nurse examiner, Natalie Calow, forensic nurse, and Megan Shupe, Center of Hope coordinator and forensic nurse, led a panel discussion, while they debunked myths of a forensic exam and discussed why the program needs to be expanded across the state.

Create a lasting legacy –– learn how planned gifts make an impact.

Carol Applegate, elder law attorney at Applegate & Dillman Elder Law and AAHC philanthropy council member, and Gina Giacone, attorney and partner at Ice Miller and IU Health Foundation board member, discussed estate planning and charitable giving, provided tips and tools for how to give and what to give, and shared a projected forecast for tax-smart gifts in 2021.

This event is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be professional tax or legal advice. Please consult your lawyer and tax advisor.

Providing the best care, close to home: get an insiders' preview of the new Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington.

IU Health South Central Region President Brian Shockney hosted an exclusive preview of IU Health’s latest state-of-the-art facility: IU Health Bloomington. Located on the Indiana University Regional Academic Health Center campus, IU Health Bloomington is slated to open at the end of 2021.

Creating a legacy: expanding conversations about racial equity. Addressing infant mortality through the Racial Equity in Healthcare Fund.

Lisa Gutierrez, IU Health VP and chief diversity and inclusion officer, Marissa Kiefer, Riley Children’s Health VP of strategy, leading Riley’s efforts to reduce infant mortality and Crystal Hinson Miller, IU Health chief philanthropy officer and IU Health Foundation president, discussed the IU Health Foundation Racial Equity in Healthcare Fund.

COVID-19 and the New Year; looking ahead to the holidays and 2021.

Tory Castor, JD, IU Health senior vice president of government affairs and Michele Saysana, MD, IU Health vice president of safety, quality & patient improvement, discussed how IU Health works with bi-partisan government officials to support and protect local communities.

Resources

The Hoosier Health Series is for educational and informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Talk with your physician or a qualified healthcare provider about any questions you have about your own health. Connect with an IU Health provider by visiting iuhealth.org or calling 1.888.484.3258.