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Heart and Soul Clinic of Westfield Awarded $150,000 for Work to Improve Cardiovascular Health

Heart and Soul Clinic announced yesterday it has received a grant totaling $150,000 from the Indiana Department of Health to improve cardiovascular health as part of the state’s Health Issues and Challenges program, which was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2021 with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Heart and Soul Clinic will be using these funds to enhance the current mobile health services to focus on cardiovascular health and expand the outreach.

Executive Director Lisa Kreag said she is thrilled that Heart and Soul Clinic is among the grantees and cannot wait to start enhancing services. Heart and Soul Clinic provides free healthcare to uninsured and underinsured individuals in Central Indiana and this funding will assist the clinic to continue to reduce healthcare barriers.

Heart and Soul Clinic is one of more than 150 entities to receive funding for the Health Issues and Challenges program, which focuses on the following priority areas: tobacco use, food insecurity/obesity, lead exposure, hepatitis C, chronic disease, public health prevention programs, and substance use disorder and community health workers. Priority was given to applicants that demonstrated high need and high impact in their grant proposals.

The state awarded more than $35 million statewide in the initial round of funding.