Easy tips for being more active!

With the kids back in school, it seems like every family is busier than ever! Between school activities, jobs, and chores, there’s never enough time to be as active as we should. Check out the tips below for ways to be more active as a family! Sign up for a family 5K run/walk. Throughout summer [...]

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Healthy Choices: Not just for the fortunate.

Have you ever been to a grocery store in an under-served neighborhood?  It wasn’t long ago that I ran over to a store close to my office to grab some food choices for a client training session.  I was in the market for some healthier choices that people could munch on while they were learning [...]

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Walk your way to a healthier you!

If you are looking for a fun, free way to get moving this summer, check out this calendar of free walking events compiled by Indianapolis’ WalkWays initiative.  Along with HealthNet, WalkWays is a member organization of the Top 10 by 2025 Coalition.  WalkWays is dedicated to helping make Indianapolis a more walkable place to live, [...]

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16th Annual Healthy Families Picnic

HealthNet’s Healthy Families Program held their 16th Annual Family Picnic on June 17th at Garfield Park.  This is a long-standing tradition at Healthy Families and grows larger each year. Healthy Families is a family support and strengthening program that provides child development information, parent child interaction activities, referrals and linkage to community resources, and other [...]

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National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day! Join others around the United States and get tested today!  According to AIDS.gov, 1 in 8 people living with HIV are unaware of their infection. About 1 in 4 new HIV infections are among youth ages 13-24 (1). HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus , a blood born virus.  [...]

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Staying fit without the gym!

Today is officially the start of summer! We all know that exercise is very important for our overall health, but sometimes it can be hard to find time to exercise, even during summer. Although we may be spending a lot of time outdoors, it can be difficult to exercise between the kid’s sports and activities, [...]

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World No Tobacco Day 2016 Focuses on Plain Tobacco Packaging

Today is World No Tobacco Day! World No Tobacco Day is recognized by the World Health Organization each year and works to spread awareness and fight tobacco use around the world. This year the focus is on “Plain Packaging” which shows the dangers of using tobacco. Other countries around the world have already implemented plain [...]

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Access to Hygiene Products for Homeless Women

As you might imagine, there are many barriers for women that are living on the streets or in emergency shelters in our community.  Immediate challenges that one might think of could be childcare, schooling, and getting their children out of domestic violence situations. Any one of these challenges might be enough to certainly frustrate but have also [...]

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Brassiere Bazaar

On Saturday April 30th, HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) hosted a “Brassiere Bazaar” for homeless women in Indianapolis. The event was conceived as a result of an informal relationship with Rachael Heger, who had a mission to provide 3,500 bras to homeless women by her 35th birthday.  Rachael thought this was a goal that could [...]

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“Great Childhoods Begin At Home” – HealthNet’s Healthy Families Program

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we would like to take this opportunity to recognize the outstanding work of HealthNet’s Healthy Families Program, a premier child maltreatment prevention program.  Our home visitors have such strong passion for assuring that children are raised in safe and nurturing home environments.  These amazing individuals do tireless and [...]

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