Articles

Estimated 200,000 Indy Residents Live in Food Deserts

Using recent, local data to improve on food access measures, we find that an estimated 200,000 Indianapolis residents have low food ...

What We’re Reading: February 21, 2018

This week, Health Affairs reports on high child mortality in the US, NPR dives into the contract workforce, and NASA offers a very cool

City Funds Flanner House Micro-Grocery in Food Desert

WFYI reports that the City of Indianapolis announced the first recipient of its Healthy Food Access grant on Thursday. Flanner House ...

The Big-Picture Transformation of Health Care

There is one clue that speaks volumes about your health prospects but has nothing to do with your medical records.

How Density Affects Destiny When It Comes to Tobacco Access

Greater density of tobacco retailers has been associated with higher rates of smoking. In “high access” areas, the poverty rate is more

Magazines

Summer 2017 Health Edition

The Summer 2017 issue of SAVI Online Magazine covers the influence of location on health. Learn about our latest health projects, from ...

Reports

Unequal Access: Tobacco Retail in the Indianapolis Metro Area

The report reveals that tobacco is more readily available for purchase in areas that already struggle with quality-of-life issues.

Worlds Apart: Gaps in Life Expectancy in the Indianapolis Metro Area

Read the Report This life expectancy report was produced by the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI in partnership ...

Hunger in Central Indiana

Read the Report Central Indiana’s 11 counties are home to 30% of the state’s 6,537,334 Hoosiers. Of this population, 290,550 (15%) are ...

Obesity and Environment in Indianapolis: An Analysis of Neighborhood Indicators

Read the Report Obesity is presently one of the most serious and challenging health problems facing the developed world. According to ...

Case Studies

Kheprw Institute Addresses Food Access Aided by SAVI

After several groceries closed in their community, this community organization needed to understand where food access was lacking and ...

SAVI, Regenstrief Foster Next Generation of Data Storytellers

Personal stories can be powerful tools for building relationships and creating meaning. They broaden horizons and connect people to the

Where Does Creating a Healthy Community Start?

This year, Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne will open a 2,000 square-foot greenhouse that the community can use for ...

The Crucial Role of Data in Improving Public Health

It’s a common question: Where should public health departments allocate their limited resources to address the most pressing ...

Researcher Uses Maps to Locate Mammography Screening Programs

Initiated by IUPUI Professor of Nursing Kathy Russell, the Mammography Outreach and Community Health Awareness project asked SAVI to ...

Events

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