photo of doctor holding a stethascope and title says HIP 2.0  Health Equity, Responsibility, and Community

Since 2015, several hundred thousand Hoosiers have gained health coverage through the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). This six-part series asks: How are HIP's values of personal responsibility, wellness, and empowerment working for members, providers, and our state? How can congregations, providers, and nonprofits improve HIP's operations through their values of community responsibility, neighborly outreach, social advocacy, and excellent care?



photo of david craigDavid Craig; Religious Studies, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI,



photo of amber comerAmber Comer; Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, IUPUI,






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Dr. Krista Brucker; Director, Project Point, Eskenazi Hospital and Dept. of Emergency Medicine, IU School of Medicine


Thursday March 21st 5:00-6:30 PM

North United Methodist Church; 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Project POINT has helped hundreds of Hoosiers with substance use disorder maintain HIP-Plus eligibility and connect to an array of treatment and social services supporting holistic health.  This session will discuss the challenges of health and health care access for this population and the role of recovery coaches, wrap-around services, and HIP as key supports.

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Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregationsphoto of rev bobby baker

Rev. Bobby Baker; Director of Faith and Community Partnerships, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


Wednesday May 8th 5:00-6:30 PM

Mount Zion Baptist Church; 3500 Graceland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Rev. Baker helped create and leads the Congregational Health Network at the center of the "Memphis model" of addressing health disparities and building healthy communities through the collaboration of 500 covenanted congregations with Methodist Le BonHeur Healthcare. He will share how engaged congregations can support health and wellness in their communities.

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Fall Events (details are forthcoming)


End-of-Life Care and HIP

August 2019

Health Equity and HIP Congregations

Sept. 2019

Investing in HIP: Equity, Responsibility, and Community

Nov. 2019



HIP: How Is It Working?

Natalie Angel; Director of HIP, Family and Social Services Administration


Thursday January 24th 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Shepherd Community Center; 4107 E. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN  46201

Four years into HIP’s expansion, the state director will discuss HIP’s operations and record and dialogue with insurance and advocacy leaders about successes and challenges.

Panelists: Carl Ellison, President and CEO, Indiana Minority Health Coalition Caitlin Finnegan Priest, Government Relations Director, CareSource Adam Mueller, Director of Advocacy, Indiana Legal Services, Inc. 

Free and open to the public, register/add to your calendar here.