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Hoosiers Work for Health Highlights Impact of Medical Research and Innovation on Indiana Economy
Date:3/26/2009

INDIANAPOLIS, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A coalition of Indiana's leaders in research, medicine, public health, education, labor and business joined today to launch Hoosiers Work for Health (www.hoosiersworkforhealth.org) to stress the importance of preserving medical innovation. Co-chairs, former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, and the President of the Pacers Sports & Entertainment Jim Morris, kicked off the effort at the Indiana Statehouse.

Hoosiers Work for Health will highlight the importance of biopharmaceutical research and innovation on Indiana's economy. The partnership includes local chambers of commerce, research centers, labor, businesses, patient advocacy organizations, provider groups and biopharmaceutical sector employees who work to provide a better quality of life to all Hoosiers. Hoosiers Work for Health will focus on providing information and educating Hoosiers about the sector and how it affects them.

Today's kickoff will initiate an aggressive, statewide education effort, focused on bringing Hoosiers together on the issues of healthcare access, provision and innovation. Our partners will hold informational meetings, health fairs and industry site visits to assure that all Hoosiers understand the impact of the life sciences sector in Indiana and how best to assure it continues to grow here at home.

"Hoosiers Work for Health was created to highlight its partners' dedication to innovation, research and development of new cures; their contributions to state and local philanthropic causes; and their far-reaching presence as an economic force," said co-chair, Jim Morris. "Our partners support policies that recognize the value of innovation and take steps to preserve and foster America's ability to innovate."

Hoosiers Work for Health is one of ten state chapters of We Work for Health, a national effort
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