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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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