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World Stroke Day

Heart disease, diabetes and stroke are the number one, seventh and fifth causes of death for Americans, respectively. Every 36 seconds an American loses their life to heart disease, and every four minutes an American dies of stroke. While thereRead More
Brain MRI

Putnam County is Increasing Quality of Life through the Expansion of its Parks Board

The Hoosier Health and Wellness Alliance (HHWA) in partnership with the Indiana Division of Natural Resources (IDNR), the Indiana Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA), and the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) have been working to establish and developRead More
Biking

The 2021 Asthma Summit: A MAJOR Success

On August 26, 2021, the Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition (InJAC) presented the 2021 Asthma Summit-Controlling Asthma from your Doctor’s Office to your Home, a virtual summit with concurrent breakout sessions for both clinicians and the public to learn about howRead More
Asthma Summit Flyer

Join the Indiana Black Barber Health Initiative (IBBHI) for a 10-year celebration!

Join the Indiana Black Barber Health Initiative (IBBHI) for a 10-year celebration! Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Volunteer with the IBBHI as they work in 16 different communities across the state, on select Saturdays in April.  The IBBHI willRead More
Black Barber Shop Initiative

The Dangers of E-Cigarette Use as We Enter a New School Year

With 3.6 million youth in the United States using e-cigarettes, it is time to talk about the risks associated with this dangerous behavior. Last year, the CDC found that 1 in 5 high school students (20.8%) and 1 in 20Read More
Teen Vaping

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In 2019, 42,000 women died as a result of breast cancer and 4,207 women lost their lives to cervical cancer in the United States of America. Early detection screening programs have been shown to prevent nearly all cervical cancer deathsRead More
Breast Cancer Awareness

Cooking with Connections: Overnight Oats

Oats. It is a versatile food utilized in many breakfast foods/drinks from cereal to oatmeal to even milk. Oats are a cereal grain grown for their seed that we can eat, and so can animals. The bulk of oats grownRead More

Managing Indoor Air Quality

Asthma affects more than 25 million Americans, and an estimated 5 million children. Controlling the indoor environment and indoor air quality (IAQ) are key factors in managing asthma symptoms and severity. The following are key triggers that affect indoor airRead More
image of man testing indoor air quality

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