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Indiana Leadership Academy for Wellness & Tobacco Free Recovery


In June 2019, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), invited leaders and advocates in public health, behavioral healthcare, government agencies, Medicaid managed care entities, and tobacco control to host the Indiana Leadership Academy for Wellness and Tobacco Free Recovery Summit to address the high prevalence of smoking among adults in Indiana with mental illness or substance use disorder (behavioral health conditions).

The below areas were identified as practical strategies to achieve the summit goals:



Policy & Advocacy



2020 Progress Update

Participating Organizations

Below are the names of the various organizations who are committed to this partnership to reduce tobacco-related disparities among Hoosiers with behavioral health conditions.

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Lung Association
  • Anthem
  • Aspire Indiana Health
  • Behavioral Health Services Community Health Network
  • Cancer Support Community Central Indiana
  • CareSource
  • Centerstone
  • Indiana University Health Methodist
  • Indiana Cancer Consortium
  • Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
  • Indiana Department of Correction
  • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
  • Indiana State Department of Health
  • Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
  • Managed Health Services
  • MDwise
  • Mental Health America of Indiana
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Indiana
  • National Council for Behavioral Health/CDC’s
  • National Behavioral Health Network (NBHN)
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Purdue University
  • Rethink Tobacco Indiana
  • Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation
  • Smoking Cessation Leadership Center/Center of
  • Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
  • Administration (SAMHSA)
  • The OCL Group
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