Hoosier Health Series

You’re invited: Insider access to trusted IU Health experts

IU Health Foundation "insiders" are invited to take part in the Hoosier Health Series, free webinars presented via Bluejeans and offering insights and information from top IU Health clinicians and professionals.

In each session, an IU Health expert shares their in-depth knowledge on a health-related or philanthropic topic of interest to our supporters. The sessions end with an open discussion including participants’ questions and experts’ answers.

Our next event:

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Indiana drug overdose deaths rose by a third in 2020—33.1% compared to the national change of 29.4%. Why? The pandemic. COVID-19 created a devastating collision of health crises in the Hoosier state. And now, the addiction crisis is one of the largest problems the state faces.

Complicating matters more is the effects opioids can have on cardiovascular health. According to the American Heart Association, recent data suggest that commonly used opioids for pain management may interfere with medications used to manage and treat cardiovascular disease—Indiana’s number one cause of death.

To learn how you can help more Hoosiers access behavioral health and addiction treatment services, join Pantila Bateman, MD, IU Health cardiologist, and Michele Saysana MD, FAAP, IU Health chief quality and safety officer, for a discussion on how you can help stop the stigma and help reduce the impact of this crisis.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
Time: Noon - 1 pm

Location: Teams Webinar (virtual event)

Register online.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hoosier Health Series: The link between opioids and heart disease—why the addiction crisis has IU Health experts concerned about the drugs' impact on heart health.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Indiana drug overdose deaths rose by a third in 2020—33.1% compared to the national change of 29.4%. Why? The pandemic. COVID-19 created a devastating collision of health crises in the Hoosier state. And now, the addiction crisis is one of the largest problems the state faces.

Complicating matters more is the effects opioids can have on cardiovascular health. According to the American Heart Association, recent data suggest that commonly used opioids for pain management may interfere with medications used to manage and treat cardiovascular disease—Indiana’s number one cause of death.

To learn how you can help more Hoosiers access behavioral health and addiction treatment services, join Pantila Bateman, MD, IU Health cardiologist, and Michele Saysana MD, FAAP, IU Health chief quality and safety officer, for a discussion on how you can help stop the stigma and help reduce the impact of this crisis.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
Time: Noon - 1 pm

Location: Teams Webinar (virtual event)

Register online.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Watch previous presentations from IU Health clinicians and professionals from our Hoosier Health Series events:

Prior Events

Watch previous presentations from IU Health clinicians and professionals from our Hoosier Health Series events:

Celebrating survivors: How IU Health helps patients reclaim their lives after cancer.

Jose Azar, MD, Kelvin Lee, MD, and Michael Moore, MD, led a conversation about personalized cancer care, local trials, leading edge research, and the significant impact philanthropy makes on the lives of patients battling cancer.

From tragedy to triumph — how the Center of Hope helps empower sexual assault survivors.

Barb Bachmeier, nurse practitioner and advanced practice forensic nurse examiner, Natalie Calow, forensic nurse, and Megan Shupe, Center of Hope coordinator and forensic nurse, led a panel discussion, while they debunked myths of a forensic exam and discussed why the program needs to be expanded across the state.

Create a lasting legacy –– learn how planned gifts make an impact.

Carol Applegate, elder law attorney at Applegate & Dillman Elder Law and AAHC philanthropy council member, and Gina Giacone, attorney and partner at Ice Miller and IU Health Foundation board member, discussed estate planning and charitable giving, provided tips and tools for how to give and what to give, and shared a projected forecast for tax-smart gifts in 2021.

This event is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be professional tax or legal advice. Please consult your lawyer and tax advisor.

Providing the best care, close to home: get an insiders' preview of the new Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington.

IU Health South Central Region President Brian Shockney hosted an exclusive preview of IU Health’s latest state-of-the-art facility: IU Health Bloomington. Located on the Indiana University Regional Academic Health Center campus, IU Health Bloomington is slated to open at the end of 2021.

Creating a legacy: expanding conversations about racial equity. Addressing infant mortality through the Racial Equity in Healthcare Fund.

Lisa Gutierrez, IU Health VP and chief diversity and inclusion officer, Marissa Kiefer, Riley Children’s Health VP of strategy, leading Riley’s efforts to reduce infant mortality and Crystal Hinson Miller, IU Health chief philanthropy officer and IU Health Foundation president, discussed the IU Health Foundation Racial Equity in Healthcare Fund.

COVID-19 and the New Year; looking ahead to the holidays and 2021.

Tory Castor, JD, IU Health senior vice president of government affairs and Michele Saysana, MD, IU Health vice president of safety, quality & patient improvement, discussed how IU Health works with bi-partisan government officials to support and protect local communities.

Resources

The Hoosier Health Series is for educational and informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Talk with your physician or a qualified healthcare provider about any questions you have about your own health. Connect with an IU Health provider by visiting iuhealth.org or calling 1.888.484.3258.