Let’s face it…As a nation we’re not nearly as healthy as we should be.
Nearly 900,000 people die each year from causes that can be prevented. For the first time, American children may live shorter lives than their parents. Nearly 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese. More than 50 million Americans do not have health insurance.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. With your help, we can make America the healthiest nation – and Indy one of its healthiest communities — in one generation.
Catching preventable illnesses and incidents before they develop is the key to improving our nation’s health. There are so many small steps we can take to begin leading healthier lives; sometimes it just takes a little motivation. We CAN work to encourage more people in Indianapolis to take preventive measures to help improve their lives. Little steps can lead to big changes.
One step you can take today to make our nation – and Indy – a healthier place to live is to advocate for the Community Health Center near you.
Community Health Centers like ours play a central role in improving public health – by providing access to affordable, preventive care close to home. They serve as the health care homes for over 20 million people in the United States. BUT! There are still 60 million Americans, even those WITH insurance, who do not have regular access to health care.
From now until April 29th, we are collecting petition signatures to show our legislators local support for community health centers. As Indiana’s largest federally qualified health center and the health care home for over 50,000 Hoosiers, we MUST express our support for the importance for an increase in funding for the Health Centers program.
You can sign the petition online by going to our Facebook page – ADVOCACY - that talks all about the petition & gives live updates from our Twitter feed!