South Central Region

Meeting the needs of our community in southern and central Indiana

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IU Health Bloomington Hospital Community Health offers a wide variety of programs and services to the community.

From our work with the local school systems, to programs that help those living with HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease, our goal is to help our community live healthier.

Our Programs

Car Seat Fitting

Three out of four car seats are misused in Indiana. Many parents are unsure about car seat requirements, state laws and installation.

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will answer your questions, help with installation, and give recommendations to make your child safer.

Community Impact Investment (CII) Grants

We seek to partner with local non-profits on initiatives that specifically aim to serve an identified community need, particularly in the areas of IU Health's outreach priorities:

  • Access to Healthcare Service
  • Aging Population and Needs of Seniors
  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Disease and Chronic Disease Management
  • Maternal and Infant Health and Child Well-being
  • Smoking, Tobacco Use and Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
  • Social Determinants of Health

Submit a Community Impact Investment Grant Proposal

Cribs for Kids

We work to create safe sleep environments for children because we know it plays a vital role in preventing Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Free education and a portable crib are available for pregnant mothers and caregivers of young infants. By appointment through 812.353.3244 or

Monroe County Public Health Clinic

IU Health partners with the Monroe County Health Department to provide clinical services for the county such as immunizations, screenings, and communicable disease investigations. Learn more on the Monroe County website or call 812.353.3244.


  • Monday: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • 2nd Saturday of the month 8 am to 11 am

Safe Sitter Classes

Safe Sitter classes are offered for young teens in grades 6-8 who are ready to learn the skills they need to safely stay home alone, watch siblings or babysit for younger children. Young teens also learn life and business skills, so they know how to be prepared, responsible and considerate. Register at or call 812.353.5437 or for information.

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed training teaches bystanders how to stop serious bleeding that can occur from everyday injuries. This knowledge is not taught in your normal basic training for first responders. Call IU Health Trauma Services at 812.353.9654 to set up a free training for your workplace, club or organization.