Health

Physical & mental wellbeing

  • Strategy

    Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

    Actions:


    Remain a partner of the Top10 Coalition to address the built environment as it relates to human health. More details

    Health by Design

    100%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 6, 2017: Health by Design was an active participant in the Top 10 Coalition throughout 2016.

  • Strategy

    Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

    Actions:


    Increase community awareness of environmental health issues around the waterways through educational installations and/ or programming along the waterways and/or destination location. More details

    Reconnecting to Our Waterways

    60%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    November 20, 2020: Not very measurable, ROW has held educational events and programs to educate health issues around the waterways.

  • Strategy

    Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

    Actions:


    Complete a policy scan in each of the four focus areas – built environment, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco prevention and cessation – to determine a policy agenda, including support of policies that align with Top 10 partners’ advocacy efforts. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    100%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2016

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: The policy taskforce has worked with partners over the course of the year to develop Top 10’s priorities for a policy agenda, as well as a process for determining policy agendas in future years.

  • Complete Coalition Partner Survey and identify necessary partner gaps. Recruit 80% of targeted partners, and engage 75% of current partners. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    84%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: We are focused on engaging the partners identified in our yearly partner survey currently, in addition, 69% of current partners are engaged regularly in the work.

  • Continue to convene a “coalition of coalitions” to ensure Central Indiana health coalition coordinators are working together. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    27%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: Meetings continue to be held twice per year to encourage alignment and teamwork among Indianapolis area health coalitions

  • Develop a communication plan, ensuring both Top 10 partners and the general public are aware of the coalition, partner successes, and health improvements in Central Indiana. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    40%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: Annual report released in May 2017, next planned release of data is May 2018.

  • Identify opportunities for partnerships with the parks departments and other community stakeholders. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    50%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: Parks now sits on Top 10’s steering committee and attends monthly

  • Work with partners to ensure Health by Design priorities are advanced through community-based activities, events, plans and projects. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    33%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

  • Support collaboration and alignment with the Indy Food Council to increase access to fruits and vegetables. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    30%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: The Indy Food Council and Top 10 continue to meet monthly to ensure alignment

  • Provide technical assistance to local restaurants and other food environment venues to promote the implementation of menu labeling and nutrition standards. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    40%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: There are currently 4 food venues engaged in technical assistance, with a goal of adding one more in 2017

  • Assist the Marion County Public Health Department with the nutrition analysis by looking up nutrition labels on restaurant foods, plugging this information into their software. More details

    0%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    September 30, 2016

  • Distribute promotional materials from the Fresh Bucks program to all Top10 Coalition members to increase the utilization of SNAP dollars at Farmers Markets. More details

    0%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

  • Support Indy Hunger Network and the Nutrition Cooking Education Mapping team in implementing the cooking education pilot, and launch of cooking education to at least 5 sites beyond pilot. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    80%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2017

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: The pilot is complete, and we are now working collectively on a proposal to continue Cooking Matters beyond the pilot

  • Develop and disseminate a protocol for use by health care providers to integrate physical activity recommendations and referral for physical activity into office practice. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    33%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: There are 2 systems using a physical activity or exercise vital sign currently

  • Encourage healthcare providers and/or clinicians to assess physical activity behaviors of their patients during visits through use of an exercise vital sign. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    33%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: There are 2 systems using a physical activity or exercise vital sign currently

  • Provide training and technical assistance to health care providers. More details

    0%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

  • Increase number of public schools implementing shared use policies or practices. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    23%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: As of fall 2016, there are 67 schools currently open for community physical activity

  • Work with Indiana State Department of Health to update and disseminate the small business toolkit. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    50%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    September 30, 2016

    Status update:

    June 20, 2017: The small business toolkit has been updated and is currently in review at ISDH

  • Work with partners to ensure Smoke Free Indy priorities are advanced through community-based activities, events, plans and projects. More details

    Top 10 Coalition

    45%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

  • Strategy

    Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

    Actions:


    Implement Jump IN Pledge for Healthy Kids in at least 80% of public schools, licensed or registered child care centers, and large to mid-size employers (with more than 100 employees) located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. More details

    Jump IN

    0%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    November 20, 2020: The Pledge for Healthy Kids has been retired and replaced with tailored systems change projects in multiple sectors, including schools and child cares. Jump IN has also created a direct technical assistance program, Jump Right UP, to support school wellness efforts to create healthier environments in high-risk schools. To date, 49 schools in four districts have been served by Jump Right UP, resulting in the prestigious Bronze Awards given to all MSD Pike schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

  • Make the Healthy Worksites, Healthy Kids peer-to-peer employer wellness coaching program available to small and mid-size employers in Central Indiana. More details

    Jump IN

    100%

    Start Date:

    July 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    November 20, 2020: Jump IN completed a Healthy Worksites pilot program, engaging local employers and increasing best practices.

  • Make a training and resource program on healthy habits, including nutrition and physical activity policies, available to child care providers and early care and education centers. More details

    Jump IN

    100%

    Start Date:

    October 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    November 20, 2020: To date, Jump IN has helped secure $851,000 in funding to provide comprehensive training to more than 350 child care centers serving more than 25,000 children in central Indiana, using an evidence-based training program developed by Nemours and the CDC. Additionally, Jump IN has partnered with SPARK Learning Lab to integrate best practice resources into Indiana’s child care technical assistance and coaching program.

  • Convene and support “community demonstration projects” in defined communities of interest that bring together all stakeholders in those neighborhoods to address systemic health issues around food access and the built environment (e.g. sidewalks, playgrounds, parks and access to safe places to play). More details

    Jump IN

    100%

    Start Date:

    March 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    November 20, 2020: The first demonstration project was launched in Greater Lawrence/Far Eastside in 2016. That community was chosen to be one of 50 communities across the country to participate in a national Healthiest Cities Challenge, a two-year competition to improve health status.

  • Partner with Great Places 2020 neighborhoods as a co-investor to promote the creation of Healthy Places in child care centers, schools and employers in those neighborhoods. More details

    Jump IN

    100%

    Start Date:

    May 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    November 20, 2020: Though Jump IN didn’t have a formal partnership with Great Places 2020, much of Jump IN’s early childhood work and its Jump Right UP program have impacted schools and child care programs in the Great Places neighborhoods.

  • Participate with Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) to promote inclusion of physical activity and health-related policies in the ROW strategies. More details

    Jump IN

    100%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    November 20, 2020: Jump IN’s communications director, Megan McKinney Cooper, serves on ROW’s steering committee and co-leads its Healthy Connections committee. Megan works within the Steering Committee and in partnership with the waterways committees to support policies, events, and resources that engage communities with equitable, beautiful, and welcoming opportunities to access our waterways that foster social connections, play, physical activity and holistic wellbeing.

  • Promote public awareness and education about healthy habits using the “5-2-1-0” campaign (eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables; limit screen time to 2 hours or less; be physically active at least 1 hour a day; have 0 sugary beverages and drink lots of water). More details

    Jump IN

    100%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    November 20, 2020: Jump IN has engaged more than 25 youth- and family -serving organizations to promote 5-2-1-0 through messaging, curriculum, and activities, reaching more than 40,000 children and parents.

  • Assist clinicians and health care providers in counseling family decisions about nutrition and physical activity for their children through: 1) continuing education workshops; 2) evidence-based, expert-authored resource kits; and 3) connections to community resources and programs that can be shared with patients. More details

    Jump IN

    100%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    November 20, 2020: Jump IN completed three clinician-engagement and development activities, including: a professional development workshop for primary care clinicians in 2016 a professional development presentation to family medicine physicians in 2018 distribution of a childhood obesity clinical algorithm to family medicine physicians in 2018 and a clinical leaders convening and facilitated discussion in 2018 Jump IN is also supporting and monitoring organizational change and improvement activities related to childhood obesity at two of central Indiana’s health systems

  • Pursue public policy initiatives at the state and local level to promote the creation of healthy environments and healthy behaviors. More details

    Jump IN

    100%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    November 20, 2020: Jump IN supports public policy advocacy around education and childhood obesity around two focus areas: healthy food access and physical activity in child care and school environments.  Jump IN works with the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Health Policy Committee, the Indiana State Diabetes Plan, the Hoosier Healthy Weight Alliance, American Heart Association, and others to create opportunities to educate Indiana lawmakers, serve as an expert resource, and develop short-and long-term public policy agendas to promote thriving central Indiana communities that equip children and families to live and be healthy.

  • Project:

    KIB’s Wild Pollinator Count

    http://www.kibi.org/kibees

    In mid-July each year, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful will present the Indianapolis Wild Pollinator Count. This week-long event will engage citizen scientists in the important work of not only count pollinators–birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects–but educate Hoosiers on the need to plant native to help people and nature thrive. Through specific events, disseminated kits, engaging talks and a city wide goal to increase wild pollinators, and in turn increase biodiversity in our neighborhoods and communities, this program will serve as a measuring tool to encourage a healthy and thriving Indianapolis.

  • Project:

    Community Forestry

    http://www.kibi.org/programs/planting-trees/community-forestry/

    Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s goal is to plant 100,000 large, one-inch caliper trees in strategic locations throughout Marion County. With your help, we can grow our city’s tree canopy and make Indy a better place to live, work, and play. KIB’s Community Forestry program gives neighbors the opportunity to plant, collaboratively raise support and care for trees in the neighborhood.

    Trees create a beautiful, healthy, and safe environment for Indy residents. They improve the natural environment with their aesthetics, and they help produce clean air and water. Research also shows that trees help to reduce crime and foster more sociable neighborhoods. In inner-city neighborhoods, the greener the residence, the lower the crime rate. If your neighborhood is located within Marion County, you can apply for 20+ trees to plant in your community. With your commitment to caring for the trees, KIB will help you with the entire process–the tools, the permits, the training, and more!

  • Project:

    KIB Clubs

    http://www.kibi.org/

    Each year, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) engages approximately 200 students at five elementary schools through the KIB Clubs program, helping schools create outdoor classrooms and environmental clubs, working to build the next generation of environmental stewards. The program aims for participants to: have a place to experience, connect with, and better understand nature; feel a stronger connection to and desire to care for nature; adopt behaviors to care for the environment; understand the benefits of a native landscape; and understand the benefits of healthy eating and fitness and adopt healthier behaviors.

    The program is a three-year partnership between KIB and local Indianapolis schools. The outdoor classrooms consist of three main components that are each supplemented with environmental education programming: a native plant garden, fruit tree orchard, and nature play area. Each space serves its own function to help improve the environment and connect children to nature so that they may enjoy its many proven benefits, while fostering an appreciation of the physical, social, and psychological value of the natural environment when they are first forming critical life values. KIB creates curricula for the teachers to utilize in the environmental clubs, even after the three-year engagement with KIB is completed. KIB is working with five local elementary schools in 2016: Eleanor Skillen #34; Center For Inquiry 2; Skiles Test Elementary; Spring Mill Elementary; and School 91.