Indiana Healthy Opportunities for People Everywhere (I-HOPE) 

Over the past few years, a spotlight has been cast on how the health of Hoosiers is affected by the conditions in which people live, play, learn and work, including disrupted preventative healthcare and exacerbated chronic illness. Purdue Extension works alongside I-HOPE partners throughout the state to address health disparities, including preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health.

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I-HOPE is a statewide initiative that addresses barriers to care for people living in rural areas, minorities, and people from different cultures and backgrounds by supporting communities with innovative tools for building collaboration, hearing the community's voice, and guiding participants to action.

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To learn more, contact a member of the team listed below.

Michael Wilcox, Ph.D.
Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development / Purdue Extension, Associate Director / North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD), Community and Regional Economics Specialist / Dept. of Agricultural Economics / Purdue University

Molly Hunt
Area Director / Purdue Extension

Angie Abbott, Ed.D., RDN, CD
Interim Associate Dean of Agriculture and Director of Purdue Extension

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