Healthy Community Alliance Launches April 14th in Muncie

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By: John Disher—

Leaders of local organizations are encouraged to learn more about a new community initiative aimed at making our community become a healthier place to live learn, work and play.

The Healthy Community Alliance of Delaware and Blackford Counties will hold information sessions on April 14 to explain how the Alliance works and how local organizations can become involved.

The two-county effort is being led by a steering committee composed of a cross-section of community stakeholders, and supported by partner organizations which will play an active role in efforts to improve three key areas of lifestyle behaviors- improved nutrition, increased physical activity and reduced tobacco use.

Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the ‘backbone’ organization of the effort, providing resources to help organize and operate the initiative.

Businesses, churches, educational institutions and other organizations are encouraged to participate.

“The Alliance is intended to bring all sectors of our communities together –not just health and wellness entities,” said John Disher, community outreach manager, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation. “We’ve designed the structure to support the involvement of any organization wishing to help make a long term impact on community health improvement.”

Learn about the Healthy Community Alliance and how your organization can be involved:

April 14, 7am, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital South Tower Atrium
April 14, 6pm, Open Door Health Services, 333 S. Madison, Community Room
Please RSVP to or 765.747.3420 by April 8.

More information about the Healthy Community Alliance and valuable data options may be found at

Listen to this WLBC interview about the Healthy Community Alliance Program. Click the link below to listen.



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John Disher is Community Outreach Manager at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation