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.”

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Cases: 733591

Reported Deaths: 13466
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Lake54020975
Allen40829679
St. Joseph35898552
Hamilton35735408
Elkhart28745442
Tippecanoe22432219
Vanderburgh22342397
Porter18871310
Johnson18028381
Hendricks17283315
Clark13015191
Madison12725339
Vigo12482248
LaPorte12011214
Monroe11928170
Delaware10726187
Howard9959218
Kosciusko9451117
Hancock8325142
Bartholomew8085156
Warrick7792155
Floyd7677178
Grant7080174
Wayne7064199
Boone6722101
Morgan6596139
Dubois6162117
Marshall6083112
Cass5839105
Dearborn582178
Henry5767104
Noble563684
Jackson502773
Shelby493696
Lawrence4571120
Harrison436372
Gibson436292
DeKalb429685
Clinton428153
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Cases: 1089357

Reported Deaths: 19528
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Cuyahoga1129542134
Hamilton803281211
Montgomery517261015
Summit47483955
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Stark32544909
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Trumbull16141468
Medina15341266
Greene15128244
Clark14062299
Wood13153189
Portage12930206
Allen11713232
Richland11414199
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Wayne8900214
Columbiana8859229
Muskingum8824133
Pickaway8589121
Marion8553136
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Erie7937155
Hancock6935128
Ashtabula6871172
Ross6871156
Geauga6724148
Scioto6431102
Belmont5960168
Union572948
Lawrence5583102
Jefferson5566151
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Darke5372126
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Mercer481185
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Madison438263
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Brown396657
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Preble381098
Clinton373863
Ottawa368181
Highland356262
Williams342575
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Perry295750
Morrow286839
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Carroll192148
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Noble133737
Monroe132542
Harrison109237
Morgan108523
Vinton84215
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