Creating an initiative requires many partners.

Meeting over the course of several months in 2012 and 2013, this group of business and civic leaders studied the serious health issues facing the community. As an initial response, they agreed to create and fund a multi-year initiative targeting childhood obesity: Jump IN for Healthy Kids.

That group included:

  • Charles Bantz, PhD, Chancellor
    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Len Betley, CEO
    Fairbanks Foundation
  • Robert Brody, CEO
    Franciscan Health
  • Vince Caponi, CEO
    St. Vincent Health
  • Eric Ellsworth, CEO
    YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
  • Dan Evans, CEO
    Indiana University Health
  • Karen Ferguson, Publisher
    Indianapolis Star
  • Matt Gutwein, President & CEO
    Marion County Health & Hospital Corp.
  • Rob Hillman, President
    Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Indiana
  • David Johnson, President & CEO
    Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
  • John Lechleiter, PhD, Chairman, President & CEO
    Eli Lilly & Company
  • Bryan Mills, President & CEO
    Community Health Network
  • Jim Morris, President
    Pacers Sports & Entertainment
  • Ann Murtlow, CEO
    United Way of Central Indiana
  • Jack Phillips, CEO
    Roche Diagnostics Corp.
  • Clay Robbins, President
    Lilly Endowment

Major employers and community organizations are leading the way to create healthier environments for families and children. Want to do your part? Learn more about the Jump IN Pledge.


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