State, Local Health Put in Spotlight

Posted on August 10th, 2018

Hoosiers from across southwest Indiana made their way to Vincennes University today to take a closer look at health in the state.

It was part of The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana’s traveling road show, that examines where counties, and the state as a whole, land in four specific health-related categories: smoking, drug and alcohol addiction, infant mortality and obesity.

Good Samaritan President and CEO Rob McLin was one of a dozen speakers at the event, and stressed – even though both Indiana and Knox County show poor health statistics, those numbers aren’t permanent.

Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum also spoke at the event, proclaiming today State of our Health Day in Vincennes.

The event this morning was one of 17 throughout the state, aiming to educate Hoosiers on how to be healthier, and how failing to do so can have a state-wide impact. The road show will make several stops throughout the state, wrapping up in Sellersburg on October 12th.

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