IU Health invests $100,000 into Super Shot efforts in Fort Wayne for COVID-19 vaccine

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Indiana University Health is awarding $100,000 to the Super Shot efforts in Fort Wayne to remove barriers and provide COVID-19 vaccines to the entire community.

Posted: Apr 21, 2021 12:18 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Indiana University Health is awarding $100,000 to the Super Shot efforts in Fort Wayne to remove barriers and provide COVID-19 vaccines to the entire community.

“Coming off an unprecedented year, we’re encouraged to be able to provide resources where they are needed most and improve access to vaccines,” said Brian Bauer, president, IU Health Fort Wayne. “The Super Shot organization is a valued partner and we are excited to be able to support them in such a significant way.”

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In addition to IU Health Fort Wayne, the support is provided by the IU Health Community Impact Investment Fund.

To help make Indiana one of the healthiest states, IU Health created a $100 million Community Impact Investment Fund to address social issues affecting Hoosiers’ health.

The fund is dedicated to impacting the entire IU Health service area, including Fort Wayne.

“The Community Impact Investment Fund was developed with the health of Hoosiers in mind,” said Dennis Murphy, president and CEO of IU Health. “We are especially proud to provide this support to the Fort Wayne community, which is relatively new to IU Health. The purpose of CIIF is to provide access to quality care and to address the health needs of the community. The Super Shot initiative does exactly that.”

Riley Children’s Health is also contributing to this investment and views increasing vaccine access to children in the Fort Wayne community as a critical component to this announcement.

Krista Peak from Riley Children’s Health also serves on the board for Super Shot.

“We are proud to be an active contributor to improving access to vaccines for children in the Fort Wayne community,” said Peak. “As a volunteer, I have a very close view of all the good work that the Super Shot team does for vaccine access and I’m confident that with the additional resources, we’ll be able to make an even broader impact.”

As the pandemic has underscored the importance of vaccines in preventing illnesses in families and communities.

Officials at Super Shot are excited to partner with IU Health and expand vaccine access throughout Fort Wayne.

“We are incredibly grateful to have IU Health’s support and commitment in Super Shot’s $1.5 million Building the Heart of Community Health campaign focused upon providing health equity, expanding services, and creating a permanent home for Super Shot where more families can receive life-saving immunizations,” said Connie Heflin, executive director with Super Shot. “Together we are creating a healthier community and protecting thousands of NE Indiana children and adults against disease.”

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 1007681

Reported Deaths: 16470
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Marion1355212121
Lake664101166
Allen57993801
Hamilton46350465
St. Joseph44397615
Elkhart35949510
Vanderburgh32251480
Tippecanoe27933260
Johnson25107445
Hendricks23897359
Porter22929365
Madison18748409
Clark18557252
Vigo17479303
Monroe15263200
LaPorte15173250
Delaware15073263
Howard14748290
Kosciusko12348148
Hancock11728176
Bartholomew11639180
Warrick11292189
Floyd11108215
Wayne10986253
Grant10082220
Morgan9472176
Boone8926115
Dubois8271131
Henry8229152
Dearborn822393
Noble8031106
Marshall7939135
Cass7546121
Lawrence7457171
Shelby7189119
Jackson698289
Gibson6597115
Harrison649192
Knox6421106
Huntington6395100
DeKalb632399
Montgomery6264111
Miami593398
Putnam581278
Clinton576171
Whitley565755
Steuben562576
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Scott438974
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Clay423360
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Jennings387361
Posey376644
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Newton158348
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Brown146747
Martin138719
Switzerland135011
Warren121116
Union107016
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Cases: 1519304

Reported Deaths: 23955
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Cuyahoga1464072459
Hamilton1053661431
Montgomery740661279
Summit617841111
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Butler51580718
Stark466811064
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Lake27063448
Delaware24208164
Licking23939294
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Fairfield22395247
Greene22350326
Medina22047313
Clark19863354
Richland18586292
Portage17978252
Wood17454224
Allen16001279
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Columbiana14080274
Wayne13791271
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Marion11976180
Scioto11469162
Pickaway11373142
Erie10904184
Ross10586203
Lawrence9759153
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Hancock9707155
Belmont9309209
Geauga8965157
Jefferson8567199
Huron8404143
Union819859
Washington8093144
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Knox7739144
Darke7689158
Seneca7372145
Ashland6967130
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Brown636491
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Mercer616493
Fulton602896
Highland600499
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Clinton583793
Preble5720125
Putnam5335110
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Pike434367
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Adams417195
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Henry365372
Holmes3642125
Hocking356782
Wyandot324662
Carroll302365
Paulding280347
Meigs265851
Monroe216254
Noble200347
Morgan194033
Harrison182146
Vinton166625
Unassigned05
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