Yesterday, Lilly Global Health announced a significant commitment to address the prevalence of diabetes in the City of Indianapolis by diminishing cultural, social, environmental, economic, and policy barriers to care. The program will focus on three Indianapolis neighborhoods with significant health disparities and high rates of diabetes: the Coalition of Northeast Neighborhoods, Northwest Neighborhood and Near Westside Neighborhood.
This is a five-year partnership between Eli Lilly and Company, IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, Eskenazi Health, Marion County Public Health Department and Indianapolis LISC.
LISC Indianapolis is a proud partner of this initiative, as we strongly believe in fostering an environment, both physical and social, that supports greater health and well-being for Indianapolis residents. This quality-of-life initiative is a positive step in changing the neighborhood environment to promote healthier living.
Watch this short video to learn more about this initiative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbCQ8uCTP6s&feature=youtu.be or read this story from the Indianapolis Business Journal: https://www.ibj.com/articles/68628-major-health-initiative-targets-3-indianapolis-neighborhoods-with-high-diabetes-rates