Formed as a result of a study about the overall health of the residents of Morgan County, Indiana, the Healthier Morgan County Initiative (HMCI)was established with the goal of “improving the health and well-being of Morgan County residents.”
The study, conducted in 2006 by the Bowen Research Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine, identified Morgan County residents as having in general poorer health conditions than residents in most all other Indiana counties. As a result of the study and recommendation of an oversight committee’s recommendation the HMCI was established.
HMCI has three basic areas of program interest: healthy living promotion, reduction of chronic disease, and access to care. Activities have included: walking initiatives at all county elementary schools, quality of life and wellness events, screening programs for chronic diseases, adult exercise and weight loss programs, suicide prevention education, community gardening, minimizing smoking and tobacco use, community based education, reduction in the use and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin, and working with the free clinics in the county.
Who We Are
We are a group of residents of Morgan County, committed to improving the mental and physical health of all Morgan County residents.
- Business Leaders
- Youth and Parent Leaders
- Education Professionals
- Religious Leaders
- Law Enforcement
- Healthcare Providers
- Behavioral Health
What We Do
Through various wellness programs, community task forces, and educational campaigns the Healthier Morgan County Initiative works to aid all residents in their quest to live a happier and healthier life. Our actions directly impact the citizens of the county, provide valuable research data, and influence key decisions in the political policies that impact residents.
To plan and implement collaborative, sustainable, and measurable strategies to enhance the health and well-being of Morgan County residents.
Healthy Living Promotion
Reduction of Chronic Disease
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
Childhood Obesity & Overall Health
Prescription Drug Abuse