The Alliance supports Indiana Ys by capitalizing on what local Ys are already doing, creating new opportunities for impact, positioning Ys (together) to be a player on the state’s most important issues, and leveraging our collective impact efforts thus producing long-term financial sustainability and public trust.
Click below or use the left menu bar to learn more about some of the programs happening throughout Indiana.
Blood Pressure Self-Management (BPSM)
One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.
In response to this critical health issue, YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program offers personalized support as participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure.
Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring is one part of Y-USA’s suite of evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs. Since 2005, the Y has worked to become a leading provider of chronic disease prevention programs to communities across the U.S.
- Take and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
- Attend two consultations a month with a Healthy Heart Ambassador
- Attend monthly nutrition education seminars
Accounting Management Service Organization (MSO)
We’ve formed an accounting management service organization (MSO), testing the notion that our accounting and payroll functions can be done collectively without any Y losing autonomy, while gaining higher quality, consistent information, and better reporting.
Indiana Youth and Government Program
Real Life Finance
The Indiana Alliance of YMCAs and Old National Bank (ONB) have partnered to help Y professionals and their families build foundations of financial education. Throgh the Real-Life Finance initiative, YMCA employees are utilizing a tremendous e-learning resource to help them build strong financial knowledge free of charge. The program covers topics from Household Budgeting and Home Buying to Investing and Managing Debt. With 11 personal finance topics and 46 individual lessons,t he platform is engaging, interactive, and accommodating to users' preferred learning styles. It offers access to educational videos and articiles, reinforcing activities, and financial tips.