In My Shoes: A Day in the Life of a Social Worker

My name is Katie Kauffman and I am the Social Worker for PACC. When asked to write this blog post, I was coming out of a tough week (as many of us face in our work) and hopefully can shed some light on the impact not only we as medical providers have, but also the [...]

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5 Myths About Quitting Smoking

If you or someone you know is thinking about quitting smoking, congratulations!  We want you to know you can quit and stay quit—without excuses!  Here are the top five myths about quitting smoking we hear in the Quit Tobacco Program at HealthNet. Myth 1:  I have to set a quit date. Fact:  Some quit smoking [...]

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International Plain Language Day!

Did you know October 13th is International Plain Language Day?  Plain language – or everyday living room language – is communication your audience understands the first time they read or hear it.  They don’t have to go back and try to define words they don’t understand.  Plain language helps you to: find what you need [...]

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Habits for a Healthy Heart!

Did you know that today is World Heart Day? The World Heart Federation celebrates September 29th as World Heart Day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, with approximately 17 million annual global deaths (1). There are many simple things you can do to improve your [...]

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Healthy Snacks on the Go!

Now that school is back in session, everyone seems to be a little bit busier. When you’re always on the go, it can be hard to find time for nutritious snacks. Instead of running through the drive-thru, check out this list of quick and easy snacks that are great for families on the go! Bananas [...]

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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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