Indiana Healthy Community Initiative
Active workplaces and communities are critical to the success for Indiana's economy. Indiana's obesity rate is 31.1% and smoking rate is 22.9%. At these rates, Indiana employees on average miss 2.7 more days of work—resulting in a loss of over $8.46 million due to lost productivity per year.
To change this dynamic, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana partnered with organizations across sectors to the Indiana Healthy Community Initiative.
This collaborative initiative focuses on developing a strong built environment, getting more citizen engagement, adopting policies that support health and wellness at work and in the community, and cultivating strong leadership by local businesses.
By working in communities across the state, the Indiana Healthy Community Initiative is helping businesses, schools, neighborhoods, and more come together and develop a shared vision for creating quality places for people to live, work, learn and play.