Over the past few years access to health care services has been in the forefront of health care discussions. Driving these discussions are rising chronic disease rates, skyrocketing health care costs, and the ever increasing number of individuals falling into the black hole known as the "uninsured" -- all of which are major burdens on Indiana's health system.
Ensuring a strong primary health care system across the state of Indiana is crucial to ensuring the health of Hoosiers and improving the efficiency of Indiana's health system. The development and implementation of health policies and primary health care programs that would secure Hoosier health relies on the ability of the State of Indiana to make informed decisions. This report discusses these challenges and makes strategic recommendations to empowered decision making.