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Asthma Awareness Month

Post by Dan Wilson, RRT, CPFT, AEC Did you know that May is Asthma Awareness Month? HealthNet’s Pulmonary Disease Management Educator, Dan Wilson, helps patients make treatment plans to deal with their Asthma so they can live a normal life. A few Asthma Factoids according to the Marion County Public Health Department: 9.5% of Indiana children age [...]

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Ban the Box: The Impact on Indy

Post by Matt Holland, Homeless Initiative Program What is the importance of the City County Council’s decision to pass the Ban the Box initiative for those applying to the City of Indianapolis and their vendors? The 26-2 decision by the City County Council to pass a local Ban the Box initiative potentially has a large impact on [...]

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Going on a Bug Hunt

Post by Tori Kissner, Family Support Specialist I distinctly remember a “game” my grandfather used to play with me that taught me more life values than most childhood games I ever played; I believe he called it “Bug Hunting.” He was a fisherman and taught me that buying bait was a waste of money, since it [...]

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The Olympic Spirit – Hopes & Dreams for Indy

Have you been mesmerized by the Olympics this past week? Every two years, the hopes and dreams of amazing athletes play out on a world stage. As they do, the human spirit is revealed at its best. In the spirit of the Olympics, we will be talking about hopes and dreams throughout August – for ourselves, our neighbors, our communities [...]

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WE CARE ABOUT KIDS – The Mantra of our BIBs/Healthy Families Program

post written by Denise Kaspar, Director of BIBs/Healthy Families.  You can check out the rest of our blogging team here. The Better Indy Babies and Healthy Families’ mantra should be We Care About Kids. Over 1500 kids, both born and unborn,  hold a place in the hearts of the more than 50 home visitors and [...]

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Warming the Heart: Margie’s Story

In January, Margie Morris, a registration specialist at HealthNet People’s Health & Dental Center, had a dream. It was one of those wildly vivid dreams — the kind that leaves you breathless when you wake up. What was her dream? Oddly enough, it was about giving back to the Near Eastside — the community where [...]

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City-County Council Resolution No. 10, 2012 | HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program

  CITY-COUNTY SPECIAL RESOLUTION NO. 10, 2012  A SPECIAL RESOLUTION recognizing HealthNet‘s Homeless Initiative Program. WHEREAS, HealthNet‘s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) has assisted thousands of Indianapolis’ homeless in finding employment and permanent housing since 1988, utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to coordinate and provide housing, health care, outreach, employment and support services to the homeless in [...]

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How Well Do You Know Your Child? Take the Quiz!

Do you know your children? Really know them? As parents, we sometimes are so busy taking care of our children that we lose track of some of the details of their lives. Take 5 minutes and test yourself with this 16-question quiz recommended by our Better Indy Babies and Healthy Families staff. It will help [...]

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4 Days until July 4th Weekend: PART TWO – Better Indy Babies & Healthy Families

In the second part of our ‘4 Days until July 4th Weekend’ blog series, we would like to introduce you to another great outreach program.  This program gets young people on the right track even before they enter this world… ——————————————————————– Meet – Better Indy Babies/Healthy Families Better Indy Babies (BIBs) is a free home [...]

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