Community Health Worker
In collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company, the Fairbanks School of Public Health has launched a new neighborhood-based pilot in three Indianapolis neighborhoods to address the high incidence of diabetes. The $7 million, five-year program will focus on three Indianapolis neighborhoods with significant health disparities and high rates of diabetes – the Northeast, Northwest and Near West neighborhoods – and is being led by Dr. Lisa Staten.
The long-term goal of this project is to reduce diabetes-related complications and to ultimately reduce the rate of diabetes in three Indianapolis neighborhoods. The three communities were selected based on high prevalence of diabetes, demographic factors and highly engaged community members and organizations.