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Win Tickets to Sesame Street Live at the Murat!

 Sesame Street Live will perform its popular “Elmo Makes Music” show March 22-24 at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. HealthNet, Entercom Communications and Sesame Street Live have partnered for this event to promote awareness of HealthNet’s Better Indy Babies and YOU have a chance to WIN 4 tickets to the show and 4 passes [...]

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Shower The Little Ones With A Little Love This February!

Joanie realized as she was preparing for her baby shower this month that not all moms are as lucky as she is. That set off a February collection drive  that will have all her friends and co-workers donating stuff like diapers, bottles, and other things needed for an infant’s care. It’s all a part of [...]

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Thankful for Gifts from the Heart

The holidays come with donation drives everywhere! Each drive is different…Whether it is an office chili cook-off, a coat drive, or a collection of monetary donations, it is exciting to so many creative groups helping out others during the holiday season. The IU Health  Affinity groups had their own idea for a Holiday Helpings drive that, fortunately and gratefully, we [...]

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Halloween: A Night for Treats, Not Tragedies

Blog Post by Tricia Tomson Family time during Halloween was always a fun time for me growing up. Partly because my Mom’s birthday is on Halloween – so we always celebrated in style! From haunted houses, to choosing our costumes (which were always handmade), to parties, to apple dumplings and cider, to trick-or-treating – the [...]

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My Home is HealthNet

Post by Laurie Chavez For so many of our families, home is a variable concept.  In other words, transience, insecurity, uncertainty and poverty often get in the way of the dream to have a physical grounding place to call their own.  But, amazingly, each family I have served over the years has defined home in [...]

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Better Indy Babies Celebrates National Child Passenger Safety Week!!!

Post by Tricia Tomson HealthNet is celebrating because of a grant we received from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. The Child Restraint Distribution Grant program provided us with funding to purchase and distribute infant car seats to expecting mothers enrolled in our Better Indy Babies Program who cannot afford one. In celebration of National Child [...]

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Give A Care About Hopes and Dreams!

Post written by Benita Mullins It is common knowledge that HOPES & DREAMS are rumbling desires waiting to burst from the hearts of every one of us to form as a pleasant reality in our lives. These desires that lay within our hearts are not there for us alone, but also for the others we [...]

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Kids Count 2012 – 2 Takeaways

The timing couldn’t be more perfect to wrap up our month-long focus on GIVE A CARE ABOUT KIDS! The just-released Kids Count Data Book, complied by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, reports that Indiana’s child poverty rate rose to 22 percent in 2010. Think about that: One in five children in our state is living [...]

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The temperatures may be dropping a bit in Indy.. but your car could still be heating up

Indianapolis weather has been BRUTAL lately.  Record temperatures, no rain, a burn ban, and tomorrow the water ban goes into effect. This dry heat and lack of humidity keep temperatures up, and we unfortunately have heard of a couple cases where the heat has caused major harm and even death to children. Just this past [...]

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Do you value the kids around you?

post written by Bhumi.  To meet our entire staff blog team, click here. Kids are just the most adorable and naive little people!!  We as adults  see them as just that and tend to forget that they are also so in tune to what is going on around them.  So, lets all take a minute [...]

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