updated: 9/20/2011 12:51:03 PM
An Indiana health partnership is attending a White House symposium today to discuss improving health outcomes. Officials from Indianapolis-based Green B.E.A.N Delivery and IU Health are among those taking part in the national discussion, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In June, Business of Health Reporter Barbara Lewis talked with IU Health Senior Vice President Ron Stiver and Green B.E.A.N. Delivery's Lincoln Saunders about their partnership.
September 20, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS Ė Indiana University Health has been invited to the nationís capitol to take part in an invitation-only symposium geared at improving health outcomes through creative community- and faith-based partnerships. The event, sponsored by the White House Office and Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-Based Initiatives, will feature leaders from roughly 20 healthcare groups across the nation learning about how to work together to expand partnerships to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities across the country.
Event organizers hope by engaging faith and community leaders in collaborative partnerships, health providers can not only expand healthcare access but also monitor what best practices are working in local communities and lower costs.
As part of the invitation, IU Health president & chief executive officer Daniel F. Evans, Jr. will be accompanied by representatives from some of the health systemís community partners. Leaders from Green B.E.A.N. Delivery, who manages IU Healthís Garden on the Go mobile produce truck that visits low-income Indianapolis neighborhoods, which launched in May; Indy Parks, which is helping launch a joint eight-acre organic urban farm on Indianapolisí east side; and HealthNet will also join Evans. The farm, Indy Urban Acres, will be unveiled to the public at 10 a.m., Wednesday at 7700 E. 21st Street, just east of Shadeland Avenue.
WHO: Daniel F. Evans, Jr., president and CEO, IU Health; Matt Ewer, president and co-founder, Green B.E.A.N. Delivery; Stuart Lowry, director, Indy Parks; Booker Thomas, president and CEO, HealthNet; and other healthcare leaders from throughout the country.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20.
WHERE: The White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Source: IU Health