See our impact across the map

Get detailed information about projects, including community and faculty affiliations, status, and outcomes by exploring our project map. Projects can be filtered by county or area of focus or try searching for a keyword.

Explore the project map

Gain a better understanding of your community

Explore demographics, education, health, and housing information about Indiana counties through the IU Center for Rural Engagement's community profile dashboard and get an in-depth look at the Indiana Uplands with detailed community profile reports. For the best experience, interact with the dashboard using a laptop or desktop screen.

Visit the dashboard

Parks, recreation, and protected lands

The Indiana Uplands boasts beautiful natural landscapes and unique recreational opportunities that fulfill your quest for adventure or relaxation. In partnership with the IU Center for Rural Engagement, the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands examined all recreational and public lands resources across the region and identified key opportunities to enhance these resources, creating a healthier, more resilient Indiana, and boosting tourism within our state.

Explore this story map to take a virtual tour of eight featured resources in each county in the region.

Take the tour

Community health improvement plans

Through a partnership with the IU School of Public Health and IU Center for Rural Engagement, community health leaders are developing community health needs assessments (CHNAs) to examine the health needs of their communities, and community health improvement plans (CHIPs) to address those needs.

See our progress

Go on the road with the Uplands Maker Mobile

Loaded with a full suite of maker tools, the Uplands Maker Mobile brings making to schools and organizations throughout the Indiana Uplands with workshops for children and adults, development and training for teachers and professionals, and assistance at events and projects. 

Learn about the project and take a map tour of their stops on the road.