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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What is Family?

What is family? Everyone has a different definition of what constitutes a family. For Dawn, her family consists of her husband and her dogs Stasha and Oklahoma. During the polar vortex in the winter of 2014, *Dawn and her husband *Gary were living in an abandoned home. They were offered shelter, but refused to leave [...]

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

No one diet is right for each and every person, so with that in mind it is important to remember to follow what works best for you when it comes to a healthy eating plan.  It’s important to include delicious foods that fit your lifestyle. Eating right can always be developed to fit your specific [...]

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Heart Attack Symptoms for Women

February is American Heart Month. It is important for all Americans to learn more about our own heart health, as heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States (source: cdc.gov). Many people are familiar with the “classic” signs of a heart attack: sudden, crushing chest pain that [...]

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Know Your Tobacco Products and Help Someone Quit!

When you think of tobacco, you probably think of cigarette smoking.  While cigarettes are the most popular form of tobacco, there are more products available than ever before to keep people addicted to nicotine and tobacco companies in big business.  Many items look so different from traditional tobacco products that you may have seen people [...]

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Helping Homeless Families and their Pets

The word “families” doesn’t always represent the traditional family stereotype. Families can include children, no children, children who live with grandparents, and many other living situations. There are also families who do not include children, but have pets who are seen by those families as their dependents or children. There are many different challenges that [...]

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Having trouble sleeping?

Do you have trouble waking up in the morning?  It may be because you’re having trouble falling asleep at night.  Try out some of these sleeping tips! Stick to a schedule.  Try going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends.  This will help control your body’s internal clock.  [...]

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