Indiana University Health has committed $250,000 to statewide behavioral health & access to healthcare. Organizations in 11 counties received funding.

January 7, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana University Health has committed $250,000 in grants to 25 organizations throughout the state to begin or sustain programs that tackle challenges related to behavioral health and access to healthcare. These are two of the healthcare system’s top community outreach priorities and this new grant program supports organizations and initiatives that successfully meet those needs.

The selected programs vary in scope and focus, ranging from establishing a perinatal mobile medical unit in White County to advancing telemedicine psychiatric services in La Porte County. IU Health reached out to community mental health centers, federally qualified health centers as well as other nonprofits with programs supporting behavioral health and access to healthcare and encouraged all to apply. Each of the 25 recipients selected deliver top programming to strengthen vulnerabilities faced within their local community.

“IU Health is pleased to provide support to organizations with meaningful and innovative programs that remove barriers to accessing quality healthcare and behavioral health services for disadvantaged Hoosiers,” said Stephanie Berry, statewide manager for community engagement at IU Health.

Organizations that received funding include:

Delaware County

– Family Medicine Residency Program – Pediatric Complexity Clinic

– Open Door Health Services – Support of SBIRT (substance abuse) and telemedicine services

Elkhart County

– Center for Health & Hope, Inc. – Community Health Center services for an additional 188 people

– Maple City Health Care Center – Community Health Center SBIRT training and equipment

Hamilton County

– Aspire Indiana, Inc. – Maternal infant health, Parent Child Interactive Therapy

– Trinity Free Clinic – Women’s Clinic and Acute Care Clinic

Hendricks County

– Hamilton Center, Inc. – Counseling and support services

– Kingsway Community Care Center, Inc. – Free medical and dental care

LaPorte County

– Frontline Foundation, Inc. – Substance Abuse Center to launch Treatment Connection, a virtual substance abuse program portal

– Swanson Center – Telemedicine for psychiatric services

Marion County

– IU Student Outreach Clinic – Free medical care

Monroe County

– Catholic Charities Bloomington – Pediatric Integrated Health Care Project, a trauma-focused mental health care service program

– Community Action Aids Group – Provide access to behavioral health services for HIV+ individuals

– Indiana Prevention Resource Center – SBIRT Training

– Integrated Care Management – Transportation services for clients

Morgan County

– Indiana Youth Institute – Youth worker training and support services

Orange County

– Jubilee Community Health Clinic – Provide low cost medical care to uninsured or under insured

– Tobacco Cessation Program – Tobacco cessation

Tippecanoe County

– Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs – Senior services home care

– Bauer Family Resources – Hemoglobin and lead screening equipment to administer Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) onsite

– Family Services, Inc. – Group therapy for outpatient counseling services

– Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County, Inc. – Suicide prevention training

Tippecanoe & White Counties

– YWCA of Greater Lafayette – Cancer prevention & screening database

– YWCA of Greater Lafayette – Domestic violence counseling

– Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center – Mobile medical unit for mother/baby health needs

To learn more about how IU Health’s is making a difference in local communities, check out the 2013 Report to the Community at In 2013, IU Health provided nearly $525 million in total community benefit, serving more than 1,742,000 Indiana residents, including $319 million in free and reduced cost care to qualified patients.

Source: Indiana University Health

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