INShape Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair
IBE's annual Summer Celebration provides the setting for the world's most expansive health screening event targeting African Americans and minorities. INShape Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair is staged by the Indiana State Department of Health in IBE's exhibition hall. Thousands of individuals, many of whom are elderly and/or indigent, have access to more than $2,000 in screenings and examinations at no cost. Demonstrations, presentations, an interactive stage and distribution of information are also features of this important highlight of every summer.
Statewide Anti-tobacco Initiatives and Campaign
The focus of IBE's anti-tobacco program is to educate the public on the dangers of tobacco use and the perils of second hand smoke. IBE efforts in part vie to show how tobacco products are targeted and marketed to young people – particularly in the black and brown communities. IBE partners with Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Indy to urge school systems, businesses, multi-housing units, clinics and organizations throughout the state to adopt smoke free policies. Tobacco users who are ready to quit can obtain coaching and resources from 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Web-based and text coaching is also available to youth and pregnant women.
Reverend Charles Williams Prostate Cancer Mobile Unit
The Reverend Charles Williams Prostate Cancer Mobile Unit provides men with both digital rectal examinations and PSA screenings. The unit is administered by the Marion County Health Department and travels the state. It is sought after by numerous organizations, churches and schools across the state Thousands of men have benefitted from the testing.