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Pledge to Act

About the pledge

Health First Indiana (HFI) is a state initiative created by SEA 4, legislation passed by the 2023 Indiana General Assembly that transforms public health. The legislation provides funding so counties can determine the health needs of their community and implement evidence-based programs based on prevention. HFI establishes a public health infrastructure through a state and local partnership where services are delivered at the county level.

The Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) and Indiana Chamber of Commerce have committed to supporting public health efforts throughout Indiana, calling on healthcare systems and employers across the state to pledge their support for this initiative.

The pledge is a collaboration between healthcare organizations and businesses to help Hoosiers reach their optimal health and communities thrive.


Pledge commitment

I pledge my organization will help to improve Hoosiers’ public health outcomes within the counties we serve.

I pledge my organization will act on the following goals intended to create community partnerships through collaboration and communication with our local health department(s).

  • Establish ongoing dialogue with our local health department(s) and community leaders responsible for the development and execution of county HFI plan.
  • Appoint an organization lead for public health that will coordinate communication and provide updates to local and state leaders.
  • Discuss our organization’s health plan or other strategic plan with our local health department(s) and incorporate their feedback into future planning efforts.
  • Partner and collaborate with local health department(s) to specifically address at least one of the core public health services:
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Chronic Disease Prevention (obesity)
    • Tobacco and Vaping Prevention and Cessation

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Take action

The HFI Pledge is open on an ongoing basis. Indiana healthcare systems and employers can signal their commitment to promoting public health by signing the pledge.


Indiana Hospital Association members can take the health system pledge here.

Submit pledge

Indiana Chamber of Commerce members can take the business pledge here.

Submit pledge

Other organizations can take the pledge here.

Submit pledge

Health systems resources

Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) offers resources from subject matter experts to help healthcare systems address tobacco and vaping prevention/cessation, maternal and child health, and obesity. Here are some tools to help put the pledge into action.

Maternal and Child Health

Understanding causes of infant mortality helps drive education and action to prevent these deaths.

Access Resources 
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Maternal and Child Health

Chronic Disease Prevention

A key step in addressing chronic disease and obesity prevention is building and maintaining a healthy community coalition that represents the whole community.

Access Resources 

Chronic Disease Prevention

Tobacco and Vaping Prevention and Cessation

The first step in addressing tobacco and addictive nicotine prevention is building and maintaining a tobacco-free coalition that represents the whole community.

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Tobacco and Vaping Prevention and Cessation

Organizations that have taken the pledge
Organization NameCountyMembership
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. Bartholomew Indiana Chamber of Commerce
KC & Co. Marion Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce Kosciusko Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Ice Miller LLP Marion Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Indiana University Health

Statewide

Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Hathaway Strategies Marion Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Lippert Elkhart Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Live Well Kosciusko Kosciusko Indiana Chamber of Commerce
The DeHayes Group Allen Indiana Chamber of Commerce
The LFE Group Investments & Insurance LLC Lake Indiana Chamber of Commerce
IU Health Arnett Hospital TippecanoeIndiana Hospital Association

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

DelawareIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health Bedford Hospital LawrenceIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health Bloomington Hospital Monroe Indiana Hospital Association
IU Health Frankfort Hospital ClintonIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health Jay Hospital JayIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health Methodist Hospital MarionIndiana Hospital Association

IU Health North Hospital

HamiltonIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health Paoli Hospital OrangeIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health Saxony Fishers Hospital HamiltonIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health Tipton Hospital TiptonIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health West Hospital HendricksIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health White Memorial Hospital WhiteIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health University Hospital MarionIndiana Hospital Association
IU Health Riley Hospital MarionIndiana Hospital Association

Union Hospital Terre Haute

VigoIndiana Hospital Association

Union Hospital Clinton

VermillionIndiana Hospital Association

Mishawaka Medical Center - Saint Joseph Health System

St. JosephIndiana Hospital Association

Plymouth Medical Center - Saint Joseph Health System

St. JosephIndiana Hospital Association

Sullivan County Community Hospital

Sullivan Indiana Hospital Association

Columbus Regional Health

BartholomewIndiana Hospital Association

Goshen Health

ElkhartIndiana Hospital Association

Community Hospital Munster - Powers Health

LakeIndiana Hospital Association

St. Catherine Hospital - Powers Health

LakeIndiana Hospital Association

St. Mary Medical Center - Powers Health

LakeIndiana Hospital Association

Putnam County Hospital

Putnam Indiana Hospital Association

Reid Health

WayneIndiana Hospital Association

Good Samaritan

KnoxIndiana Hospital Association

Ortho Indy

MarionIndiana Hospital Association

Elkhart General Hospital

ElkhartIndiana Hospital Association

Woodlawn Hospital

FultonIndiana Hospital Association

Memorial Hospital of South Bend

St. JosephIndiana Hospital Association

River Bend Hospital

TippecanoeIndiana Hospital Association

Pulaski Memorial Hospital

PulaskiIndiana Hospital Association

Hendricks Regional Health

HendricksIndiana Hospital Association

Community Heart & Vascular Hospital

MarionIndiana Hospital Association

Community Hospital Anderson

MadisonIndiana Hospital Association
Community Hospital East MarionIndiana Hospital Association

Community Hospital North

MarionIndiana Hospital Association
Community Hospital South MarionIndiana Hospital Association
Community Howard Regional Health HowardIndiana Hospital Association

Community Fairbanks Recovery Center

MarionIndiana Hospital Association

Riverview Health

HamiltonIndiana Hospital Association

Schneck Medical Center

JacksonIndiana Hospital Association
Adams Memorial HospitalAdamsIndiana Hospital Association
Cameron Memorial HospitalSteubenIndiana Hospital Association
Henry Community HospitalHenryIndiana Hospital Association
Greene County General HospitalGreeneIndiana Hospital Association
Deaconess Cross Pointe CenterVanderburghIndiana Hospital Association
Deaconess Gateway HospitalWarrickIndiana Hospital Association
Deaconess Midtown HospitalVanderburghIndiana Hospital Association
Deaconess Women’s HospitalWarrickIndiana Hospital Association

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