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
  • Nutrition Education
  • Sol Food Nutrition Basics Classes
  • Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
  • TAB Fresh Stop
  • Community Based Programming
  • School Based Programming
  • Individualized Health Coaching
  • Providing Access to Healthy Food Options
  • Urban Farmers Market
  • Advocacy
  • AKA Day at the Statehouse
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at the Statehouse
  • Food is Medicine Symposium
  • Unity Day
  • The People’s Food Summit
  • World AIDS Day
  • Freedom From Smoking: Smoking Cessation Program
  • What’s Up with Opioids?
  • Partnership with the Anthem Foundation
  • Addiction Recognition and Action Training
  • Narcan Training through the Marion County Public Health Department
  • Maternal and Infant Mortality Community Action Programs
  • Maternal and Child Health Community Health Leaders
  • I Need You to Listen, Hear, and Understand Me ( INYLHUM)
  • Youth Focused Programming
  • Mental Health & Self-Care
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Positive Sexual Behaviors and Testing through our Special Population Support Program (SPSP)
  • Healthy Relationships

2017 Numbers

Served:

1,375 individuals through Cooking and Nutrition Education Programs

900 students through INYLHUM Bullying Programs

250+ students through Mental Health Presentations

59 individuals through Health Screenings and Flu Clinics

Provided:

100 hours of Physical Activity Information and Equipment Use

1060 + hours of Nutrition Education to Indianapolis residents

84 hours of Smoking Cessation Education

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

Gave away over:

13,500 Lbs. of produce to individuals and families in need.

The Indianapolis Urban League helped:

3249 individuals live a better life in 2017 through health and wellness programs

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

Committees:

  • Top 10 by 2025
  • Indy Food Council
  • RED
  • Indy Healthy Food Access Coalition
  • The YMCAs of Greater Indianapolis
  • The Marion County Public Health Department
  • Indiana State Department of Health
  • Eskenazi Health
  • Act Against AIDS
  • Various schools within the Charter Schools USA System
  • Indianapolis Public School System
  • Pike Township School System
  • Wayne Township School System
  • Warren Township School Systems.