IU Health host Community Partner Recognition event

The West Central Region of Indiana University Health Community Outreach and Engagement Committee hosted a Community Partner Recognition event on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Every day, Indiana University Health carries out its mission to improve the health of patients and community members in west and central Indiana through innovation and excellence in clinical care, education, research and service. Our team is proud that our commitment to service extends beyond our hospital walls.

In addressing the identified community health priorities, IU Health Arnett, Frankfort and White Memorial Hospitals have partnered with a number of high quality, highly engaged community organizations and initiatives to help make health and wellness improvement a reality. IU Health seeks out partnerships with non-profit community organizations and health agencies committed to improving community health, particularly in the areas of access to healthcare, health and social services for seniors, mental health and substance use.

Community Partners receiving a three-year commitment included:

  • White County United Way $30,000 for a cost share of their AmeriCorps member, as well as supporting substance use prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives of the United Council on Opioids.
  • Mental Health America of Greater Wabash Valley $120,000 to support the Crisis Center, as well as provide trainings to hospital staff and community members to increase the community’s capacity to respond to a mental health crisis.
  • Health Communities of Clinton County Coalition $90,000 to implement numerous initiatives in each of the priority health need areas. One project, “Not in My Room”, is a traveling interactive exhibit where parents and other adults can gain insights on current trends in drug paraphernalia, including vaping. This trailer exhibit will be available to travel across the West Central Region of IU Health for educational events.
  • Willowstone Family Services $13,500 to provide support for the Active Parenting Class, a proven program to help parents of children ages 5-17 years to navigate the stages of parenthood to help their children achieve happiness and success.
  • 6th Alarm Peer Support $15,000 to provide training for team members, educational materials and workshops, as well as add to the scholarship fund.
  • Junior Achievement $15,000 for IU Health Arnett to be the official healthcare sponsor for BizTown.
  • Lafayette Family YMCA $7,500 to fund senior programming.
  • Clinton County YMCA $7,500 to fund senior programming.
  • LSC DARE $6,000 to purchase annual workbooks for Lafayette School Corporation DARE students.
  • Purdue University $30,000 to fund scholarships for the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.

In addition, IU Health is supporting 7 schools throughout the region who received the North Central Health Services Resilient Youth Grant. In 2019, NCHS awarded 18 grants in seven counties totaling over $3.7 million in direct funding. Seven schools applied for additional funding from IU Health. Each school will receive an investment of $2,500 over the next three years for a total investment of $52,500.

Those schools are:

  • Clinton Central School Corporation
  • Clinton Prairie School Corporation
  • Community Schools of Frankfort
  • Lafayette Central Catholic Schools
  • The Crossings at Frankfort
  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • Tippecanoe School Corporation