Local health center wins award for innovation

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis health center was honored as part of the top one-percent in the industry.

The Raphael Health Center was picked as one of 10 out of 1,200 centers serving particularly vulnerable populations. The honor comes with a $100,000 reward.

Several organizations are involved with choosing these award winners including The National Association of Community Health Centers and Direct Relief.

According to the release, the organizations said Indy’s Raphael Health Center uses a unique population health approach to treating those with diabetes.

The diabetes navigator determines barriers a certain patient might have to get care and education, and then works around those obstacles with in-person meetings, phone calls and even text messages.

You can see what the Raphael Health Center is all about and enjoy a day full of family fun on September 10th. It’s the 11th annual Miracle on 34th Street Community Health Fair. It will kick-off with a one mile walk/run at 9 a.m. followed by the fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

WISH-TV is proud to co-sponsor this event. There will be free pizza and hot dogs, free health screenings, free haircuts for kids, and more.

The center is located at 401 East 34th street near Central Avenue in Indianapolis. Nearly 600 people are expected to attend this year’s event.