Connections IN Health Membership Inquiry
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), and the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center (IUSCCC) have come together to strengthen their partnership to improve health in Indiana by forming Connections IN Health. This alliance unites the state’s health coalition development work, and the IUSCC’s community and engagement initiatives with that of Indiana CTSI. Connections IN Health is led by the Indiana CTSI’s Community Health Partnerships program, which works to improve health in Indiana through community-university partnerships and community-based health research.
Connections IN Health supports stakeholders, organizations, advocates, and residents as they come together to improve health and address chronic diseases. Connections IN Health facilitates collaboration within communities by connecting stakeholders with evidence-based practices, identifying funding sources, and addressing health equity for all.
Connections IN Health includes four statewide chronic disease initiatives:
- The Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition (InJAC)
- The Health Equity and Cancer Control Initiative
- The Hoosier Health and Wellness Alliance (HHWA)
- The Cardiovascular and Diabetes Coalition of Indiana (CADI)
Over the last decade, all four of the initiatives have made significant progress promoting local community health efforts. The Connections IN Health team’s primary goal is to further these health promotion efforts across the state.
Connections IN Health partners with statewide organizations, including Purdue Extension, which is involved in more than 60 health coalitions across the state and has educators in all 92 Indiana counties.