Ruth Lilly Health Education Center

The Ruth Lilly Health Education Center has provided innovative and engaging programming for more than two million participants since 1989.

Our mission is empowering youth and adults to make choices that lead to positive changes in Hoosier health. All of our programs align with national and state academic standards for health and wellness.

  • We’ve designed our programs to meet or complement both Indiana and national health
    education standards. And we’ve tailored our approach to engage and enlighten students.
  • Our educators use fun activities, engaging video content, and even virtual reality to augment their
    lessons. Most importantly, our educators give students a voice and a chance to be heard. Download or view all of our health education program guides.
  • No matter the topic, we’re always working to support youth in their journey to successful adulthood.
    We support teachers, too: We work to make sure our programs fit within their curriculum goals, and
    we provide them with materials and resources to reinforce what we’ve taught. Download our view book for schools and educators.
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ENGAGE.

Our programs actively engage participants. "Food For Thought" brings nutrition education to life with the use of virtual reality technology. 

EMPOWER.

We empower K-12 teachers and students. "Stepping Toward Peace" reinforces skills in conflict resolution, communication, and building healthy relationships. 

EDUCATE.

Our programs are aligned with state academic standards. Accurate, scientific, and relevant health information is provided in order to promote a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the wonder and complexity of the human body. 

Studying healthcare in Chile
Pre-med student builds cultural competencies and awareness.
Watch Htoo's story
Interning at Delta Faucet
Marketing experience gives insight into corporate America.
Watch Dominic's story
Coming home to Indy
Award-winning transfer student is glad she made the switch.
Read Rachel's story