About Robyn Hawn

Robyn serves as the administrative coordinator for the Indiana CTSI Communications team.

COVID-19, Racial-Ethnic Populations, and the Vaccine

COVID-19 has proven to disproportionately affect racial and ethnic populations. Black and Hispanic individuals are about four times more likely to be hospitalized and nearly three times more likely to die from COVID-19. Systemic racism and social determinants of healthRead More
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Have You Gotten Your Influenza Vaccine?

The first week of December is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Influenza is a contagious virus that can come with serious complications particularly for those who have conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, and heart disease. It is estimated that 31%Read More
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Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker Online Training

The Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition is pleased to announce the launch of its Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker Training! This free online training is in partnership with the Indiana Community Health Workers Association (INCHWA), and the Association ofRead More
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HIV & Cancer

People with a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at an increased risk for cancer. They have a weakened immune system, making them more susceptible to cancer-causing viruses. They are more likely to develop “acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining cancers,” such andRead More
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January 2021: MLK Day of Service Monday January 18, 2021

“A Day on, for YOUR community”- Designated as the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, the third Monday of each January is a day to volunteer, deliver meals, and support the highest risk populations in yourRead More
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December 6-12, 2020: National Handwashing Awareness Week

As the world continues to maneuver the COVID-19 pandemic, and we all remain diligent in our efforts to protect ourselves from contraction, handwashing remains one of the top measures taken to ensure we are all “doing our part.” Constant handwashingRead More
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November is National COPD Awareness Month

More than 16 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Millions more have it and don’t know it. The month of November provides the COPD community with a distinct time to come together with one voice to focus on increasingRead More
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Great American Smokeout

Smoking Fast Facts: About 32.4 million American adults still smoke cigarettes Smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 death. MoreRead More
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November is National Diabetes Month

Join Connections IN Health and the Indiana State Department of Health in spreading awareness of National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is the seventh leading cause of deathRead More
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USDA’s 10 Tips to Make Celebrations Fun, Healthy, and Active

The holiday season is upon us, and cooking nutritious food and being physically active can be easy ways to engage kids during holiday parties and events. Don’t believe us? See below 10 tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture onRead More
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