West Central Region

Meeting the needs of our community in northwest and north central Indiana

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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.

Partnerships

In addressing the identified community 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 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 any of the hospitals below, please follow the link to submit your community partnership proposal. Please note that the IU Health Community Outreach and Engagement Board does not sponsor events, but will fund direct services or programs that improve the health of the community.

Community Initiatives

Partnerships

In addressing the identified community 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 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 any of the hospitals below, please follow the link to submit your community partnership proposal. Please note that the IU Health Community Outreach and Engagement Board does not sponsor events, but will fund direct services or programs that improve the health of the community.

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Car Seat Safety Inspections 

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children under age 14 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 the hospital phone numbers below to schedule an appointment to have their car seat installation checked by a certified technician free of charge. 

CPR/AED Classes

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.

Read to Succeed

As part of our commitment to education and our community, IU Health Arnett continues to provide volunteers for the United Way of Greater Lafayette Read to Succeed program. The program’s goal is to ensure that every third-grader leaves third grade reading at grade level or better. This age is the point when students shift from learning to read toward reading to learn. Without these skills, students get further behind each year and they are dramatically more likely to drop out of school.

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.

Day of Service

IU Health’s Day of Service is our annual signature volunteer event, engaging more than 2,000 team members statewide in activities that create or enhance assets for our local community members to get physically 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.

Meals on Wheels

IU Health Arnett partners with Meals on Wheels to provide meals for those in need. IU Health Arnett Hospital food service employees spend each weekday morning packaging dozens of meals for Meals on Wheels, making sure the meals meet dietary restrictions and provide good nutrition for seniors. Though multiple chefs prepare the meals, one employee is dedicated to Meals on Wheels, ordering food, preparing, packaging and ensuring the meals get delivered.

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. 

Silver Sneakers

Silver Sneakers is a free fitness program for seniors that is helping millions of boomers and beyond defy the odds, shatter stereotypes and answer every challenge with, “I can do this!” We’re here to motivate you to get strong – weekly exercise class led by fitness experts, monthly free health screenings.

Held at Sculptures Sports & Fitness Club, Silver Sneakers is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am. Free health screenings are also available through this program on every third Monday of the month, starting at 9:30 am. 

Note: If your insurance provider does not cover the cost of Silver Sneakers, please inquire about scholarship availability thru IU Health White Memorial.

Events & Support Groups

For a complete listing of IU Health events and support groups near you, visit our Classes & Events page.

IU Health 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 email Melissa Dexter, Program Manager, Community Outreach & Engagement or call her at 765.838.6120.

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