HealthNet’s Healthy Families Program

Hello! We are your friendly neighborhood Healthy Family Home Visitors! We LOVE our jobs because we get to connect and work with families for up to three years at a time.  Our office is located in the HealthNet Southeast Health & Dental Center building on Shelby Street, but our home visitors travel anywhere and everywhere [...]

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Summer Donation Needs For Homeless Clients

Looking for ways to give back and make a difference this summer? HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program could use your help! Our donation needs vary throughout the year and we are currently in need of the following items: Donation Needs for Men Pants (especially large) Underwear Socks Shoes (larger sizes especially 16EEE, 18, 19) T-shirts (larger sizes [...]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month which looks to raise awareness about mental health issues and related concerns in the United States. In recent years the attitude towards mental health has been changing. Negative attitudes and stigma associated with mental health have decreased and there has been growing acceptance towards mental health concerns and [...]

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Indiana Cigarette Tax

Members of the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana coalition have invited public health advocates to express their support of an increase in Indiana’s cigarette tax. The Senate Appropriations Committee will be voting on the state’s budget, HB 1001, March 30. Along with adequate funding for evidence-based treatment services and a comprehensive tobacco prevention program, increasing [...]

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. when men and women are combined? It is a cause of considerable suffering among nearly 135,000 adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. About 1 in 3 adults between 50 and 75 [...]

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National Nutrition Month 2017

Happy National Nutrition Month!  “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for National Nutrition Month 2017 which is a reminder that each of us can decide if we will or will not make healthier food choices. Making small changes over time can help improve our health now and into the future.  By putting your [...]

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National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month

In 2011 the National Center for Injury and Prevention and Control found that 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who had experienced rape, physical violence and or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of intimate partner violence between the ages of 11 and 17 years of age. Unfortunately, [...]

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Going Smokefree This New Year? Don’t Go Alone!

Quitting tobacco is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions.  Every January, countless people commit to a tobacco-free life, motivated by the promise of better health and more money in their pockets.  To meet their goal, they try a variety of methods, from medication to hypnosis.  Unfortunately, most attempts to quit tobacco are not [...]

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The Gift That Gives Back

As the temperatures continue to drop, most of us grab our thick winter coats, hats, and gloves before heading out the door for holiday activities. For many of Indy’s homeless residents, that is impossible. This holiday season, please considering giving the gift that gives back by donating to HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP). You can [...]

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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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