Indianapolis Urban League

Health & Wellness/Family Services

The Indianapolis Urban League is committed to improving public health throughout Indianapolis by providing community members with the tools to live a healthier and more fulfilling life. In conjunction with our partners, we are committed to providing the best possible services and programs. Our goal is to help participants achieve vitality and elevated health through health education, wellness programs, healthy food access, and supportive services.

OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • Health and Wellness Speaker Series
  • Family, Food, and Fitness Education Classes and Activities
  • Sol Food Nutrition Basics Classes
  • Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
  • Community and School Based Programming
  • Providing Access to Healthy Food Options
  • Urban Farmers Market
  • Advocacy
  • INYLHUM Tour (I Need You to Listen Hear and Understand Me)
  • Freedom From Smoking: Smoking Cessation Program
  • What’s Up with Opioids?
  • Addiction Recognition and Action Training
  • Narcan Training through the Marion County Public Health Department
  • Maternal and Child Health Community Health Leaders
  • Mental Health & Self-Care
  • Healthy Sexual Behaviors and Testing through our Special Population Support Program (SPSP)

2018 Numbers

Served:

1,386  individuals through Cooking and Nutrition Education Programs

440 students through INYLHUM  Tour (Social Health Program)

223 individuals served “What’s Up with Opiods?” Presentation

129 individuals served at Sol Food Presentations

78 clients received or assisted Health Insurance Benefits

Provided:

44 hours of Physical Activity Information and Equipment Use

680 + hours of Nutrition Education to Indianapolis residents

Freedom From Smoking: 118 registered, 13 online participants and 5 enrolled in person, 3 official quitters or non-smokers

Our Partners Include:

  • The Anthem Foundation
  • The National Urban League
  • American Lung Association
  • Walmart
  • Tabernacle Presbyterian Church (TAB) Fresh Stop
  • IU Health
  • Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI
  • HealthNet
  • CVS Health
  • Northeast Corridor Community Development Corporation
  • The Indianapolis Indians

The Indianapolis Urban League helped:

1826 individuals live a better life in 2017 through health and wellness programs

78 individuals receive or maintain health insurance benefits through partnerships or programs and services.

Committees:

  • Top 10 by 2025
  • Indy Food Council
  • Indy Healthy Food Access Coalition