Every year the Indiana State Fair hosts over 800,000 visitors as Hoosiers come together to celebrate the agriculture of Indiana, food, and entertainment. This year, ALL IN for Health hosted a booth in the Exhibition Hall to find out what Indiana residents feel about health and health research.
Our team set up a booth in the exposition hall (along with folks trying to sell everything from curling irons to homemade pet treats). Nestled in between a vitamin booth and home insulation booth, we set out to connect with as many Hoosiers as possible (for our readers in other states or countries, a “Hoosier” is a word used to describe a resident of Indiana).
During the course of 17 days, Hoosiers participated in different 8 interactive activities in our tiny booth. Over 1,000 of you visited our booth and shared your thoughts with us on topics such as: what good health means to you, whether or not you would participate in a study where you would donate your DNA or genetic information, if you would share a soil sample from your home for research, and what kinds of health information is most important to you. You even gave us feedback on the first research study set to launch from the IU Precision Health Initiative that we were able to share with the researchers leading the study.
By sharing your input with us at the Indiana State Fair, our team was able to help researchers at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame understand what good health means to you and how they can make research better for Hoosiers who want to become research volunteers.
From our team at ALL IN we want to thank each one of you that took the time to stop by our booth and share your voice and helping us to improve the health of Hoosiers and make research better. Together we can make Indiana healthier! #beallinforhealth