Together, we can build a healthier Indiana.

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Hoosiers are battling complex and multi-faceted health challenges—from tobacco use and infant mortality to obesity and the opioid epidemic.

As you learned at our “Building a healthier Indiana” event on Oct. 30, IU Health is rising to meet those challenges, providing leading-edge medicine and the highest quality care.

But in order to reverse Indiana’s health trends, we need philanthropic partners who will enable us to dream big—and innovate bigger—on behalf of our patients.

That’s where you—and the 3 Ps—come in.

People

A shortage of healthcare providers is sweeping across Indiana.

By 2025, the U.S. could experience a shortfall of up to 63,700 physician specialists. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists “Registered Nurse” as Indiana’s number one in-demand job. As the state’s largest health care provider, IU Health will be the first to feel these shortages.

But you can help us stave off the shortage and recruit and retain top-level talent.

In order to do so, we must invest in attracting new clinicians, developing the talent we have and creating an irresistible culture that will render IU Health an employer of choice in the Midwest region. We’ll do so by:

Creating a Leadership Academy...

...this story inspires us and demonstrates the need to recruit and retain the best.

Progress

The time for incremental health improvement has passed.

The time for progress is now—and the place for healthcare innovation is IU Health.

During this event at the Murphy residence, you had the opportunity to experience some of the latest breakthroughs in clinical innovation being developed at IU Health. From virtual care interactive experiences to IU Health Arnett Chief Nursing Officer Brian Weirich’s aRNi clinical app (a Siri/Alexa-like device that gives controlled and accurate data about prescriptions, dosages and treatments), you glimpsed at what is possible.

With your help, we can achieve so much more.

When you give to IU Health Foundation, you help provide Hoosiers with expanded access to the latest healthcare treatments and technologies, like:

Precision Genomics
Clinical apps, like the aRNi app you saw Brian demo at the event
Telehealth “Video Visits”

Partnerships

Mental health and addiction are battles we cannot fight alone.

Mental Health America ranks Indiana 48th out of 50 states in overall mental health. To complicate matters, one in four IU Health patients battle addiction.

That’s why IU Health is partnering with Indiana University and the State of Indiana to address community health challenges like behavioral and addiction disorders. To date, we’ve secured funding for addiction and recovery coaches and have begun to build relationships with community health providers that will expand our patients’ access to care.

But we need all the help we can get.

When you partner with IU Health, you support a wide range of innovative programming created to combat the opioid epidemic and improve Indiana’s mental health, including:

Regional addiction and pain management service hubs...

...that will provide patients with increased access to treatment.

Integration of behavioral health services...

...into the primary care setting, providing easier and more efficient access to mental health services.

Telehealth and virtual initiatives...

...that bring behavioral health and addiction services to patients in the places they feel most comfortable, cutting down on unnecessary travel—and increasing the likelihood of treatment.

What you saw on Oct. 30 at Dennis and Kristy Murphy’s home was just the beginning.

An IU Health Foundation gift officer will be reaching out to you directly. In the meantime, if you have any questions or special requests, call Executive Director, Philanthropy Nick Oyler, CFRE at 317.962.1781 or send him an email.

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