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Jill Sheridan

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May 16, 2019

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HIP Requests Bridge To Work Waiver, Would Extend Health Savings Accounts

HIP Requests Bridge To Work Waiver, Would Extend Health Savings Accounts

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration requested federal approval for the move that would allow HIP members to use money in their health savings, or POWER accounts for up to a year.

May 15, 2019

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Hepatitis C Program Aims To Connect Care, Fight Stigma

Hepatitis C Program Aims To Connect Care, Fight Stigma

A new project called HepConnect will work to expand Hepatitis C screening, link people to care and support programs like syringe exchanges.

May 14, 2019

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Dementia Awareness Event Explores Music Therapy

Dementia Awareness Event Explores Music Therapy

At a panel discussion held during “Memory Day” at Conner Prairie museum in Fishers, Butler University Professor Tim Brimmer talked about his research that has focused on the use of music for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

May 10, 2019

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Young Visits Indiana To Speak On 'Tobacco To 21' Bill

Young Visits Indiana To Speak On 'Tobacco To 21' Bill

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) returned to his alma mater to speak about new legislation to increase the minimum smoking age – the federal “Tobacco to 21” push.

May 10, 2019

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Forum Discusses Solutions For High-Cost Health Plans

Forum Discusses Solutions For High-Cost Health Plans

Employers gathered in Indianapolis to look for solutions to the high price of insurance plans, drugs and other health costs. The event highlighted ways employers could begin to drive down costs. 

May 9, 2019

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Governor Signs Perinatal Bill To Address Infant Mortality

Governor Signs Perinatal Bill To Address Infant Mortality

The perinatal navigator program provides care to low-income, first time mothers in Indiana and was referenced as a model during the legislative session.

May 8, 2019

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State Makes Progress On Health Preparedness Index, Still Lower Than National Average

State Makes Progress On Health Preparedness Index, Still Lower Than National Average

Since the index first started in 2013, Indiana has improved – but it still sits below the national average with an overall score of 6.3 out of 10. 

May 7, 2019

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People, Place And DNA: Indiana Study Goes Knocking For Health Answers

People, Place And DNA: Indiana Study Goes Knocking For Health Answers

A research project out of Indiana aims to add understanding of how all the pieces of the health puzzle fit together.

May 7, 2019

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Opioid Treatment Providers Get New Oversight

Opioid Treatment Providers Get New Oversight

The new law will require opioid treatment providers to include counseling, drug screening and prescription monitoring, as well as medication-assisted treatment.

May 6, 2019

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Indiana To Join 31 States In Nurse Licensure Compact

Indiana To Join 31 States In Nurse Licensure Compact

The new nurse licensure compact could improve access to care in rural parts of the state.

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