Archive for August 2018

Top 5 Disparities in Indiana

As of June of 2018, the top 5 health disparities in Indiana are: Opioid Abuse, Tobacco Use, Infant Mortality, Obesity, and Diabetes. Although Indiana has much work to do in combatting these disparities, the good news is that CHWs can help! To date, CHWs have proven effective in collaborating with multi-disciplinary healthcare and social service…

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Social Determinants of Health

Often individuals aren’t simply just unhealthy. Rather, there are social and environmental factors that prevent them from being able to be healthy. The World Health Organization describes social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and…

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County Health Rankings

The annual County Health Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play.  Not only do County Health Rankings provide a snapshot of health outcomes– length of life and quality of life, it more importantly provides information on the following health factors: Health behaviors: tobacco use,…

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