Industry Advocacy and Public Policy Analysis

 The Indiana Health Industry Forum provides guidance and leadership on public policy issues that contribute to innovation in the health science sector, deliver therapies to patients in need, and further the development and growth of our member companies.  IHIF works at the federal and state level and partners with several other organizations and groups to support specific initiatives and legislation.


Some of the Issues We’re Following in 2017:

  • Reform/Repeal of the Affordable Care Act
  • Permanent Repeal of the Medical Device Tax
  • Dangers of Drug Importation/Counterfeit Drugs
  • Full Funding of the NIH and FDA as agreed in 21st Century Cures Act
  • Termination of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)
  • Appropriation of Funds for the SBIR/STTR programs in NIH Budget
  • Clean Renewal of MDUFA/PDUFA and other User Fee Agreements with FDA
  • Support for the federal Fostering Innovation Act


  • Understanding the Value of Medicines
  • Support for Medicare broadly and specifically Part D and Part B
  • Market Access/Trade Agreements
  • Creation of a Transferrable State Venture Capital Investment Tax Credit
  • Broad State Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Building State Telemedicine Infrastructure
  • Support for Public Health Initiatives Addressing Mental Health and Addiction 
 IHIF Legislative Programs and Events 

  IHIF Members have access to several special programs and briefings throughout the year.


  • Annual Legislative Breakfast Briefing
Co-hosted with IMDMC and Hoosiers Work for Health, this event centers on bringing matters of industry interest to the attention of state legislators.  Member companies are encouraged to invite their legislators to attend with themIHIF members are welcome to participate in this annual fly-in program which includes a legislative briefing, reception, and day of meetings with Indiana legislators on Capitol Hill.
  • Briefings/Resources 
IHIF partners with BIO, PhRMA, AdvaMed, and HIMSS and offers issue briefings, webinars, and other industry specific communications as opportunities arise.


Become a Member of IHIF



Membership in IHIF offers a number of benefits you won’t find in any other organization and encompasses all levels of your company. Most importantly, it demonstrates your interest, support, and commitment to growing Indiana’s health science sector.  IHIF membership offers discounts that can substantially improve your bottom line, events and educational programming that can expand and deepen your business network, and IHIF advocates for policies that improve the state’s innovation climate.  Membership is affordable, offers immediate benefits, and helps build a community that will make Indiana the ideal location to grow a health science business!

For those companies without a manufacturing presence and predominantly interested in public policy issues in Indiana, IHIF is pleased to offer a special $1,500 Government Affairs Membership rate. - Apply Now


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IHIF is the Indiana affiliate of BIO.  

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) invites state organizations and interested member company participants to it's annual fly-in to Washington, D.C.  Participants are welcomed at an orientation session, legislative reception, and meetings with members of Indiana's Federal Delegation. If you would like to participate, please contact IHIF for more information.


IHIF is a partner with Hoosiers Work for Health, the public affairs arm of PhRMA in Indiana.  Our close cooperation on issues affecting the competitiveness of Indiana's health science industry assures members of frequent interaction with federal and state policy makers.  


IHIF is also a Supporting Partner Organization (SPO) for AdvaMed, a national medical technology association. IHIF Members are eligible for a registration discount at their Annual Conference.


IHIF is a not-for-profit partner with HIMSS - we support National Health IT Week and related programs.


The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) is an independent trade association representing the interests of Indiana's medical device community.  IHIF and IMDMC partner on many events and programs that benefit member companies of both organizations and jointly represent the interests of growing Indiana's health science business community.





Monday, March 27, 2017