In the Community
Our commitment to the Community
Every day, Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital carries out its mission to improve the health of patients and community members through innovation and excellence in clinical care, education, research and service. Our team is proud that our commitment to service extends beyond the hospital walls.
Community Health Needs Assessment
Our Community Health Needs Assessment Report provides an overview of findings from a community health needs assessment (CHNA). This assessment was initiated by IU Health to identify the community’s most important health issues, both overall and by county, in order to develop an effective implementation strategy to address such needs. IU Health conducts a CHNA every three years. The most recent CHNA was completed in the summer of 2015.
IU Health White Memorial completed this assessment in order to determine where to focus our community outreach resources. The assessment is the basis for creating an implementation strategy to address our community needs. The priority areas of need for our community are: access to healthcare, nutrition and active living, behavioral health and chronic disease management.
In addressing the identified community priorities, IU Health White Memorial has partnered with a number of high quality, highly engaged community organizations and initiatives to help make health and wellness improvement a reality. The power of collaboration cannot be overstated: partnership on coordinated efforts to meet the community’s health needs is a win-win for everyone.
IU Health White Memorial Hospital seeks out partnerships with non-profit community organizations and health agencies committed to improving community health, particularly in the areas of health education and research, obesity prevention, access to affordable healthcare, community revitalization and K-12 education.
If your organization is interested in submitting a partnership request to IU Health White Memorial Hospital, please follow the link below to submit your community partnership proposal. Please note this is the only way we will accept partnership proposals, which includes requests for sponsorships, donations and memberships.
Car Seat Safety Inspections
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children under age fourteen in the United States. This sobering statistic reminds us that even if you’re a careful driver, you can’t eliminate the possibility of an auto accident. An age- and weight-appropriate child safety seat is a crucial step to keeping your child safe in the car.
Parents and caregivers can call IU Health White Memorial Childbirth Education at 574.583.5152 to schedule an appointment to have their car seat installation checked by a certified technician free of charge.
IU Health White Memorial Hospital provides CPR classes to bus drivers in order to help keep the children of White County safe. The Twin Lakes School Corporation bus drivers are required to have CPR certification. We also offer community Heartsaver ® CPR/AED classes to anyone requiring knowledge of CPR.
IU Health White Memorial can teach Health Care Provider/Basic Life Support and CPR/AED for those in need of certification.
Safe Sitter® Classes
IU Health White Memorial Hospital offers Safe Sitter® classes to male and female students ages 11 to 13. Subjects include babysitting as a business, safety, first aid, choking procedures and behavior issues.
Twin Lakes High School Job Shadow Class
As part of its commitment to education and the community, IU Health White Memorial Hospital offers a job shadow class to Twin Lakes High School students in Health Occupation class. Each year, high school students learn about the various departments in the hospital and spend 10 hours a week during the spring semester shadowing IU Health White Memorial employees. The hospital is dedicated to helping local high school students expand their career options through job shadowing and learning about careers in the medical field.
Get Walking Groups
The walking groups were developed to educate community members on the benefits of walking in an encouraging atmosphere. Sculptures provides certified walking instructors and IU Health White Memorial team members provide additional resources and health screenings to participants. The IU Health White Memorial walking group meets each Tuesday at 9 am from June through September at Altherr Park.
Health & Safety Fair
The Health & Safety Fair focuses on providing education to children and their families about their health and well-being. Dozens of IU Health White Memorial departments and community partners will provide FREE health screenings and educational booths including blood pressure, cholesterol screenings and safe sleep demonstrations for new parents. A Teddy Bear Clinic allows children to bring in their stuffed animals for a check-up.
The Strong Schools program aims to promote a healthy school environment by focusing on student, staff and community initiatives such as increasing physical activity of students by 52% and educating students and staff of the importance of eating healthy food. By helping students, staff and community members focus on making healthy choices, schools can become a center of health throughout entire communities.
Apply for an IU Health Strong Schools grant here
Day at the Farmer’s Market
IU Health White Memorial hosts a booth at the Farmer's Market. The Farmer's Market offers fresh vegetables, healthy recipe tips and samples to encourage participants to eat healthier.
Day of Service
IU Health’s Day of Service is our annual signature volunteer event, engaging more than 2000 team members statewide in activities that create or enhance assets our local community members to get physically active.
In recent years, IU Health White Memorial has collaborated locally with Monticello Parks Department to improve walking trails, landscaped, placed signage and general cleanup at our local parks. Helping to improve our parks is a simple way for IU Health White Memorial to encourage our community to get out and be active!
Like most of the nation, Hoosiers see the alarming rise of obesity in their communities as a leading concern. Physical activity opportunities in schools and parks help to increase fitness and reduce obesity. Scientists attribute the growing obesity epidemic to two factors: more calories consumed, and fewer calories burned. A primary focus of attention is providing environments where children can be physically active.
Gaga ball is a great way to provide a fun physical activity for children of all athletic skill levels. In a time when our country is facing a childhood obesity crisis, care givers need to continuously find ways to keep children physically active. The game's growing popularity is due to its universal ability to be used in physical education classes, during recess, in after-school programs or as a camp activity.
IU Health team members also built and painted Buddy Benches. Buddy Benches are brightly colored inviting benches. The idea is to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. No one should ever be sitting on a bench alone. Everyone needs a buddy or two.
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program
This federally funded program, run locally by IU Health White Memorial Hospital, provides nutritional guidance by offering breastfeeding support, nutritional foods, and education for mothers and babies in White and Carroll Counties who meet income guidelines.
Events & Support Groups
For a complete listing of IU Health Arnett events and support groups, click here.
IU Health White Memorial touches the lives of our community, every day – from the patients we serve to the many programs and services that enhance quality of life for local residents. We are working together to build a stronger, healthier community.
For information on our community programs and how you can get involved, please contact Rhonda Jones, Senior Public Relations and Community Outreach Coordinator, at 765.838.6464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.