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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.

IU Health believes in the power of investing in community partnerships and what that means for the health of our residents and their communities. Below are a few of the partners we worked with in 2018 to address priority health needs in Marion County.

Access to Healthcare

  • Connect2Help211
  • Gennesaret Free Clinics
  • IU Student Outreach Clinic
  • Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative
  • Raphael Health Center

Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse

  • Coburn Place Safe Haven II, Inc.
  • Family Promise
  • Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc.
  • LifeSmart Youth, Inc.
  • NAMI Indiana, Inc.

Community Revitalization

  • Groundwork Indy
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Kennedy King Memorial Initiative

Nutrition & Healthy Weight

  • Big Green Indianapolis
  • Brandywine Creek Farms
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
  • IPS Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Jump IN for Healthy Kids
  • Playworks Education Energized

Community Partnerships

IU Health believes in the power of investing in community partnerships and what that means for the health of our residents and their communities. Below are a few of the partners we worked with in 2018 to address priority health needs in Marion County.

Access to Healthcare

  • Connect2Help211
  • Gennesaret Free Clinics
  • IU Student Outreach Clinic
  • Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative
  • Raphael Health Center

Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse

  • Coburn Place Safe Haven II, Inc.
  • Family Promise
  • Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc.
  • LifeSmart Youth, Inc.
  • NAMI Indiana, Inc.

Community Revitalization

  • Groundwork Indy
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Kennedy King Memorial Initiative

Nutrition & Healthy Weight

  • Big Green Indianapolis
  • Brandywine Creek Farms
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
  • IPS Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Jump IN for Healthy Kids
  • Playworks Education Energized

Through the Community Impact Fund (CIF), we seek opportunities to improve the health of the community by investing in local partners that address community health needs, as well as the conditions and barriers that impact health. These priority areas were identified in the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and include:

  • Access to healthcare services
  • Behavioral health (i.e., mental health and drug and substance abuse (including opioids))
  • Maternal and infant health
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Smoking, tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Social determinants of health - specifically poverty, homelessness, transportation and access to healthy foods
  • Violence and injuries

For the 2019 CIF, we will only review grant proposals from applicants who have received a letter of invitation from the Community Outreach & Engagement Department.

Use our online submission system to complete an online application. This is the only way we will accept 2019 proposals.

At this time, the Community Outreach & Engagement Department does not accept sponsorship requests.

Community Impact Fund

Through the Community Impact Fund (CIF), we seek opportunities to improve the health of the community by investing in local partners that address community health needs, as well as the conditions and barriers that impact health. These priority areas were identified in the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and include:

  • Access to healthcare services
  • Behavioral health (i.e., mental health and drug and substance abuse (including opioids))
  • Maternal and infant health
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Smoking, tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Social determinants of health - specifically poverty, homelessness, transportation and access to healthy foods
  • Violence and injuries

For the 2019 CIF, we will only review grant proposals from applicants who have received a letter of invitation from the Community Outreach & Engagement Department.

Use our online submission system to complete an online application. This is the only way we will accept 2019 proposals.

At this time, the Community Outreach & Engagement Department does not accept sponsorship requests.

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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