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UIndy Names New Area Health Education Center Executive Director

The University of Indianapolis has named Erica Young the new Executive Director of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (MICI-AHEC). An AHEC is a network of regional health education centers, coordinated through a central program office and designed to assess and meet the needs of citizens in that specific region. The mission

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Kinesiology young alum making UIndy proud

When a university turns out students at graduation, it’s much like a proud parent watching a child go off into the big world. The University of Indianapolis Department of Kinesiology couldn’t be more proud of 2016 graduate Cody Martin, who was recently named associate wellness director at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA in Indianapolis. Martin, who

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The importance of health literacy

This article was contributed by Dr. Amie Wojtyna, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology. Dr. Wojtyna is an expert in public health. Health literacy is simply how well someone can understand healthcare information. This could mean knowing medical terms used by your doctor in an appointment or navigating the healthcare system itself. Why is health literacy important?

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Public health professor and students make the case for cultural competency courses

Shannon McMorrow, MPH, PhD, interim director of the UIndy Master of Public Health (MPH) program and two current MPH students recently presented a featured break-out session at the 7th Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University. McMorrow and MPH students Rosalyn Martin (Indianapolis, IN) and Alicia Pinkins (Gary, IN) presented Bending the Arc

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Community Health Education graduate provides for underserved areas

Written by Michelle Kruse ’14 After graduating from the University of Indianapolis in the community health education program, I started working for a non-profit organization called Sante Haiti. This organization sends physicians, nurses, and non-medical personnel to Haiti once a year to treat patients with chronic and infectious diseases. With my bachelor’s, I was hired

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