Improving the health of Hoosiers

From increasing health care access in rural communities to reducing the impact of stigma on substance use disorder treatment, we connect the innovative and data-informed resources of Indiana University with local health and social service organizations throughout rural Indiana.

You can collaborate with us to address:

  • Substance use disorder
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Maternal and infant health
  • Tobacco use
  • Mental health
  • Chronic disease

Project spotlights

Designed in partnership with the IU Center for Rural Engagement, IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, and the IU School of Social Work, trauma-informed care education and certification is available online free of charge and includes continuing education units (CEUs).

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In collaboration with Thrive Orange County, IU Health, and the Lawrence County Teen Pregnancy Coalition, we worked with the IU School of Public Health to produce a video series designed to explore strategies that have been successful in preventing teen pregnancy and supporting pregnant and parenting teens.

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Through a partnership with IU School of Social Work, rural Indiana residents seeking free and confidential support while managing stress, depression, or anxiety, or resources for food, clothing, housing, and healthcare have access to telehealth well-being services in six rural Indiana counties.

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The Daviess Advances Recovery Access Consortium, supported by the Center for Rural Engagement and School of Public Health-Bloomington, represents a commitment to work collectively to expand and strengthen recovery efforts through short-term activities and long-term planning.  DARAC's work is rooted in active ongoing input from community residents in response to immediate and emerging substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery needs.

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Ending Stigma: A Webinar

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Learn how to decrease and end stigma by increasing your knowledge and understanding about mental illness, substance use disorders, and stigma.

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Indiana Uplands Community Health Needs Priorities Report

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What are the top health priorities for communities in the Indiana Uplands? A content analysis was conducted of the most recent community needs assessments across 11 counties in the Indiana Uplands region.

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Resource directory

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Discover webinars, podcasts, reports, and other health resources to inform community and university efforts.

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Create thriving rural communities with us