The Alliance will bring much-needed medical professionals to Indiana and make healthcare more affordable and accessible by:
- Expanding IU’s statewide medical education network
- Broadening Purdue’s biotechnology, bioengineering, and pharmaceutical education
- Growing Purdue’s Healthcare Technical Assistance Programs (TAP)
- Supporting cooperative extension programs that Indiana communities need to improve the health of their citizens and lower employer healthcare costs
IU medical education will span the state to include two- to four-year programs in Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, Muncie, New Albany, South Bend, Terre Haute, and West Lafayette. The centers will simultaneously provide cost-effective education and address the state’s primary care and economic development needs.
The expansion of Purdue’s bio-related education and TAP will allow for partners in major public health associations and state and local agencies to apply scientific and engineering innovations to the Indiana’s healthcare system.
The Alliance will improve employee health, P-12 nutrition, smoking and obesity rates among Hoosiers, and local public health infrastructures — all without compromising quality care.