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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.

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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.

Explore progress in partnering counties