Researchers with the Fairbanks School of Public Health needed help selecting three Indianapolis neighborhoods for a Lilly Global Health pilot program to assess current approaches of diabetes intervention.


SAVI analysts identified neighborhoods with significant health disparities, high rates of diabetes, socioeconomic factors, and highly engaged community members and organizations and created community profiles of each.

SAVI helps Fairbanks School of Public Health with Diabetes Impact Project: Indianapolis Neighborhoods (DIP-IN)

The Fairbanks School of Public Health, in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company, is working on a five-year neighborhood pilot program assessing high rates of diabetes and health disparities with the goal of preventing diabetes or better managing it so people can live long and healthy lives. The project is focusing on three Indianapolis neighborhoods (Northeast, Northwest, and Near West) where the prevalence rates are as high as 17.5% (average is 8.4%). This means about 10,000 people in these neighborhoods have diabetes.

Polis developed The Diabetes Impact Project (DIP-IN) Community Profiles about these three focus neighborhoods. These community dashboards empower communities and community health workers to understand the context of their neighborhood. Data in the dashboards relate to the DIP-IN project goals of examining community-level risk factors, access to care, and the physical and social environment.

For more information, contact Karen Comer.