The IU Center for Rural Engagement engaged thousands of residents and students in more than 135 initiatives resulting in meaningful impact in its first year. View highlights from the 2018-19 year and read the impact report.
2018-19 Impact Report
IU Rural Conference Spotlight: Grand Challenge panel discussion probes intersection of addiction sigma
The IU Rural Conference examined issues of addiction and stigma during a panel that connected IU research and community care. Read more about the panel's discussion on substance use disorder and effective ways to address it.
Person-to-person interviews expanding to rural Indiana communities to advance health and wellbeing
As part of the Precision Health Grand Challenge initiative, Indiana University will reach out to the state's rural residents to gain insights into a variety of issues that affect health in Hoosier communities. Learn more about this study and its impact on the state.
Deep engagement in Orange County leads to lasting impact
One year, 450 students, and more than 30 local Orange County organizations yielded 28 projects that directly addressed community-identified needs across health, resilience, and quality of place emphasis areas during the IU Center for Rural Engagement’s Sustaining Hoosier Communities initiative. Read more about the year and ongoing projects.
IU Center for Rural Engagement's Sustaining Hoosier Communities internationally recognized for excellence
The Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement's Sustaining Hoosier Communities initiative was honored with the inaugural Outstanding Program of the Year award by the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network, known as EPIC-N, during the network's eighth annual conference in Tampa, Florida. Read more about SHC's ascent to the largest rural engagement of its kind.
Expand your organization's volunteer reach with the IU Corps Volunteer Central system
Are you looking for help with your nonprofit's cause? Find energetic and enthusiastic student volunteers at IU Bloomington by posting your opportunity on Volunteer Central. Learn more and start your Volunteer Central account.
IU seeks rural seniors to participate in paid study on new aging-in-place technology
The study will examine CareBand, a wearable dementia care device, and its functionality in rural areas. IU is seeking participants age 65 or older, living in their own homes. Participants do not need to have a dementia diagnosis, or any other medical condition, to apply. Learn more about the CareBand study.