Task Force

People and organizations must work together to change the course of overweight and obesity in Indiana. The Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative Task Force makes this possible.

The Task Force includes about 140 members representing a diverse group or organizations. These members represent state and local government, community organizations, professional organizations, foundations, academia, health care, business, and other groups.

The Task Force includes ten workgroups. These workgroups focus on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a state plan to address overweight and obesity.

Physical Activity
Chronic Disease
Early Childhood/Child Care
Schools K-12
Health Care
Senior Settings/Mature Adults


Our Partner Organizations

Alliance for Health Promotion
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association (Indiana)
American Dietetic Association
American Heart Association
American Planning Association
Ball State University
Bloomington /Monroe county MPO
Butler University
Children's Health Services Research
CICOA Aging and In-Home Services
Clarian Health
Cole Center Family YMCA
Columbus Regional Hospital
Community Health Network
Coordinated School Health Partners
Covering Kids & Families of Indiana
Daviess Community Hospital
Epidemiology Resource Center
Evansville Vanderburg School Corporation
Family and Social Services Association (FSSA)
Fit City
Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana
Goshen General Hospital
Harrison County WIC
Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Health & Wellness Consultant
Healthier Morgan County Initiative
Healthy East Chicago, Inc.
Hendricks Regional Health
Indiana Assoc. for Child Care Resource and Referral
Indiana Assoc. for the Education of Young Children
Indiana Association of School Nurses
Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition
Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Indiana Department of Education
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indiana Department of Transportation
Indiana Dietetic Association
Indiana Grocery & Convenience Store Association
Indiana Head Start Collaboration Office

Indiana Health Centers, Inc.
Indiana Health Network
Indiana Minority Health Coalition
The Milk Bank (formerly Indiana Mother's Milk Bank)
Indiana Parks and Recreation Association
Indiana Perinatal Network
Indiana Restaurant Association
Indiana School Boards Association
Indiana State Department of Agriculture
Indiana State Department of Health
Indiana State University
Indiana University
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis Public Schools
IU Methodist Family Practice Center
IUPUI Center for Health Policy
Kosciusko Community Hospital
La Leche League
Latino Health Organization
Lawrence Township School Foundation
Logansport State Hospital
Madison County Council of Governments
Marion County Health Department
Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of fitness and Sport
Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Purdue Extension
Purdue University
Ruth Lilly Health Education Center
South Bend Parks and Recreation
Spectrum Health Systems
St. Joseph County Health Department
St. Vincent (Carmel)
Star Soccer

Starke County Community Foundation
Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools
Tippecanoe County Health Department
University of Indianapolis
Weight Watchers of Central Indiana
Welborn Baptist Foundation, Inc.
Wellness Council of Indiana
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis