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Indiana State Ambassador Needed
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What's Happening Now?

Would you like to volunteer to assist in hosting a local community awareness event? Do you have an opportunity for Indiana’s Rare Action Network to attend your event? Contact the NORD Rare Action team today and learn more. Please check back regularly for news of upcoming events and activities in Indiana.

In order to make meaningful change in the lives of rare disease patients and their families in the state of Indiana, we need you! Become active with the Rare Action Network by joining and utilizing the resources available on this website to take action and create change.

Past Events

Indiana Rare Action Network Patient Advocacy & Orphan Drug Workshop was held Friday, August 17, 2018 in Carmel, Indiana. While this meeting focused on patients and their loved ones, all rare disease stakeholders were represented, including medical professionals, researchers and industry representatives. This was an opportunity for attendees to learn about rare disease patient advocacy, connect with NORD about current legislative actions, and learn more about orphan drug development and the Orphan Drug Act. The workshop featured an opportunity for guests to speak directly with Senator Todd Young from Indiana about what it’s like to be a rare disease patient or care for someone with a rare disease in Indiana and the extreme need for more innovative research and funding in rare diseases. Senator Young started off his discussion by stating “Your agenda, is my agenda” and emphasized his support and commitment to the rare disease community in Indiana. Guests also had an opportunity to learn how to become an effective advocate, NORD’s policy priorities both federal and state level and utilize the meeting as an opportunity to discuss other important issues affecting rare patients and their families in Indiana and how to work together to address some of those issues. This meeting also resulted in numerous applications for an Indiana Rare Action Network State Ambassador and are we are hopeful to place one very soon to continue the work we’re doing in Indiana. This meeting laid the groundwork for a strong and motivated Rare Action Network in Indiana.

State Report Card

In this fifth edition of NORD’s “State of the States Report,” we analyze all 50 states and Washington, D.C., on eight issues that impact the rare disease community. Each state has their own individual report card (as seen below), but for more background and an explanation of the grading methodology, please download the full report.

State Information

Stephen W. Robertson, Commissioner

Indiana Department of Insurance
311 W. Washington Street
Suite 300
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2787


In order to get the issues that affect your life addressed, connect with your state representative by using the tool on our website.

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