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Located in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana University Health Adult and Pediatric Academic Health Centers (AHC) are  comprised of IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital, and Riley Hospital for Children.

We work with the community to address the health and wellness needs of central Indiana residents. 

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IU Health believes in the power of investing in community partnerships and what that means for the health of our residents. Below are a few examples of the impact our partnerships have made in Indianapolis.

Access to Healthcare

In 2017, over 300 physicians and nurses volunteered at free clinics, serving over 2,200 patients. IU Health also supports these clinics with grant funding to support their healthcare initiatives.

These clinics include:

IU Student Outreach Clinic
3102 E. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201

Hope Healthcare Services
107 Park Place Blvd.
Avon, IN 46123
317.272.0708

Gennesaret Free Clinics
Various clinic locations available, centered around downtown Indianapolis.
317.639.5645

Trinity Free Clinic
1045 W. 146th Street
Carmel, IN 46032
317.819.0772

Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse

In 2016, IU Health partnered with Indiana Affiliation of Recovery Residences (INARR) to advance their mission and work in our community to standardize, improve and expand the quality of services in recovery homes. 

Because of this partnership, INARR was able to establish statewide standards for recovery residences, and 65 recovery residences have completed the process to become certified. As a result, those needing assistance from recovery residences are receiving better quality care and have a better chance of overcoming their harmful addictions.

Community Revitalization

IU Health has enjoyed a strong and impactful partnership with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity since 2003. In 2017, IU Health participated on a total of 8 different home builds, including our second Indiana State Fair Build. Since 2003, IU Health has impacted 26 families through Habitat for Humanity. 

IU Health supports Habitat for Humanity with volunteer service and with financial contributions totaling over $500,000 over the course of the relationship. Donated funds are used to cover costs associated with purchasing land, building materials and licensed construction labor, homeownership qualifying, homeowner education, as well as mortgage origination and servicing.

Nutrition & Healthy Weight

Lack of access to healthy foods is a growing problem across Indiana. To relieve this issue, IU Health partners with several organizations committed to feeding underserved communities.

In 2017, IU Health provided a grant to Flanner House, a nonprofit organization that empowers families and individuals to move from instability to stability. The funds will help create a sustained food system for the Northwest Community by supporting a new bodega and café on the corner of Edgemont Avenue. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street. This financial commitment will be used to train staff and local community members as Healthy Food Advocates. It will also provide customers and residents with healthy cooking and food preparation training, and other education and training programs related to creating a sustainable food system.

Additionally, IU Health supports food pantries throughout Indianapolis, including Mid-North Food Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, and Gleaners mobile food pantries program. In 2017, IU Health provided over $75,000 in support to Gleaners’ CARE Mobile Pantries, as well as 80 volunteers who served nearly 250 hours.  The CARE Mobile Pantry moves between six Indianapolis neighborhoods that struggle with poverty, food insecurity, unemployment, and violent crime. Over 12,500 households were served over 307,000 pounds of food in the summer of 2017. Forty-five percent of the food that was distributed was fresh produce, providing access to healthy foods to Indianapolis residents.

Community Partnerships

IU Health believes in the power of investing in community partnerships and what that means for the health of our residents. Below are a few examples of the impact our partnerships have made in Indianapolis.

Access to Healthcare

In 2017, over 300 physicians and nurses volunteered at free clinics, serving over 2,200 patients. IU Health also supports these clinics with grant funding to support their healthcare initiatives.

These clinics include:

IU Student Outreach Clinic
3102 E. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201

Hope Healthcare Services
107 Park Place Blvd.
Avon, IN 46123
317.272.0708

Gennesaret Free Clinics
Various clinic locations available, centered around downtown Indianapolis.
317.639.5645

Trinity Free Clinic
1045 W. 146th Street
Carmel, IN 46032
317.819.0772

Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse

In 2016, IU Health partnered with Indiana Affiliation of Recovery Residences (INARR) to advance their mission and work in our community to standardize, improve and expand the quality of services in recovery homes. 

Because of this partnership, INARR was able to establish statewide standards for recovery residences, and 65 recovery residences have completed the process to become certified. As a result, those needing assistance from recovery residences are receiving better quality care and have a better chance of overcoming their harmful addictions.

Community Revitalization

IU Health has enjoyed a strong and impactful partnership with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity since 2003. In 2017, IU Health participated on a total of 8 different home builds, including our second Indiana State Fair Build. Since 2003, IU Health has impacted 26 families through Habitat for Humanity. 

IU Health supports Habitat for Humanity with volunteer service and with financial contributions totaling over $500,000 over the course of the relationship. Donated funds are used to cover costs associated with purchasing land, building materials and licensed construction labor, homeownership qualifying, homeowner education, as well as mortgage origination and servicing.

Nutrition & Healthy Weight

Lack of access to healthy foods is a growing problem across Indiana. To relieve this issue, IU Health partners with several organizations committed to feeding underserved communities.

In 2017, IU Health provided a grant to Flanner House, a nonprofit organization that empowers families and individuals to move from instability to stability. The funds will help create a sustained food system for the Northwest Community by supporting a new bodega and café on the corner of Edgemont Avenue. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street. This financial commitment will be used to train staff and local community members as Healthy Food Advocates. It will also provide customers and residents with healthy cooking and food preparation training, and other education and training programs related to creating a sustainable food system.

Additionally, IU Health supports food pantries throughout Indianapolis, including Mid-North Food Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, and Gleaners mobile food pantries program. In 2017, IU Health provided over $75,000 in support to Gleaners’ CARE Mobile Pantries, as well as 80 volunteers who served nearly 250 hours.  The CARE Mobile Pantry moves between six Indianapolis neighborhoods that struggle with poverty, food insecurity, unemployment, and violent crime. Over 12,500 households were served over 307,000 pounds of food in the summer of 2017. Forty-five percent of the food that was distributed was fresh produce, providing access to healthy foods to Indianapolis residents.

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Charitable giving plays an important role in outreach to the community for Indiana University Health. These strategic relationships allow us to increase impact and make measurable advances toward positive health outcomes and increased quality of life for individuals living in IU Health communities.

IU Health seeks to work with and contribute to non-profit community organizations and health agencies committed to building innovative strategies to serve the needs of neighborhoods, particularly within the areas our community outreach prioritizes:

  • Access to Healthcare
  • Nutrition and Healthy Weight 
  • Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse

We are interested in supporting programs or initiatives that specifically aim to:

  • Serve an identified community need, particularly in the areas of the IU Health outreach priorities
  • Reduce health disparities or improve quality of life for individuals living in our communities
  • Reach largely under-served communities (minorities, low-income, homeless and at-risk populations)

IU Health is currently reevaluating its funding process and is not accepting grant proposals at this time. Please check in later for our updated funding awarding process.

Community Impact Fund

Charitable giving plays an important role in outreach to the community for Indiana University Health. These strategic relationships allow us to increase impact and make measurable advances toward positive health outcomes and increased quality of life for individuals living in IU Health communities.

IU Health seeks to work with and contribute to non-profit community organizations and health agencies committed to building innovative strategies to serve the needs of neighborhoods, particularly within the areas our community outreach prioritizes:

  • Access to Healthcare
  • Nutrition and Healthy Weight 
  • Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse

We are interested in supporting programs or initiatives that specifically aim to:

  • Serve an identified community need, particularly in the areas of the IU Health outreach priorities
  • Reduce health disparities or improve quality of life for individuals living in our communities
  • Reach largely under-served communities (minorities, low-income, homeless and at-risk populations)

IU Health is currently reevaluating its funding process and is not accepting grant proposals at this time. Please check in later for our updated funding awarding process.

IU Health Serves

To take service outside the walls of our facilities, Indiana University Health created IU Health Serves, a team member volunteer program, to positively impact the health of the community and foster a culture of engagement and social responsibility.

In 2017, more than 7,000 IU Health team members dedicated more than 40,000 volunteer hours in their communities. If you’re an IU Health team member and would like to sign up to volunteer, learn more

Current volunteer initiatives include:

IU Health Days of Service

  • The IU Health Days of Service are a high-impact event aimed at engaging IU Health team members in activities that address identified community outreach priorities.
  • Each year, more than 2,000 IU Health team members volunteer during Days of Service.
  • For 2016-2018, activities across the system will ladder up to our Healthy Weight and Nutrition priority.

Dollars for Doers

  • Each quarter, an IU Health team member with at least 15 hours of service is randomly selected, and a grant is made in their honor to the organization they support with their volunteer time.
  • $250 is granted to an organization each quarter.

Operation Winter Ready

  • Every fall, team members pack kits for people who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Over 1,000 kits were packed in 2017.
  • In 2016, the kits contained 7 items (a hat, gloves, socks, hand warmers, blanket and bungee cord). In 2017, a toiletry kit was added, bringing the item count up to 21.
  • Nurses at Riley Hospital for Children and members of Affinity Groups wrote encouraging notes to include in each kit.
  • Kits are distributed by the Blended Street Outreach Team and by first responders in Indianapolis (Police, Fire, and EMTs).
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