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IPS shows they #giveacareabout regaining students who have dropped out — what do you #giveacareabout when it comes to local students?

The largest public school system in the state of Indiana also has one of the highest dropout rates in the country. Recently, Indianapolis Public Schools began a month-long campaign titled “Reclaim Your Future,” showing that they give a care about the 5,000 former students and want to encourage them to return and finish their education. [...]

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50 Million Americans uninsured, Health Center access is needed

Originally posted in December of last year, I thought this blog post was useful as a refresher for everyone who continues to advocate for HealthNet and other Federally Qualified Health Centers.  It is also useful for those who are new to the blog and may still be wondering exactly what the benefits of FQHCs really [...]

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Dishing up healthier meals after the Pyramid is gone!

Trying to eat healthier this year? Let’s face it. Every choice we make at the dinner table, grocery store aisle or fast food line adds up – especially when we step on the scale. Here’s a new tool to help guide what goes on your plate. Today, the Obama administration is tossing out the old [...]

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Spring Into Action! Community & Health together in one place!

Today’s post was written by University of Indianapolis Community Health student, Kelley Sprinkle, who just joined HealthNet for a summer internship.  She shares her experience below on the preparation, anxiety, and pride felt during the Spring Into Action walking event put on at Southeast Health & Dental Center. —————————————————— As one of the program planners [...]

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Take 5 — Make a Difference for Indy TODAY

Construction workers are transforming the land next to HealthNet Barrington Health Centeron Indy’s southeast side into a sleek, two-story “medical home” that will significantly expand the center’s capacity to provide regular checkups, dental work, and therapy for the city’s poorest residents. Yet even as welders and electricians prepare the building for its late 2011 opening, [...]

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Mid-May Catch Up – Learn about everything we have done so far in 2011…

Sometimes it is good to take a step back, breath deep, and look at your surroundings.  That is EXACTLY what this post is doing.  We keep forging ahead talking about new topics, what is ABOUT to happen in Indy, and what these things mean to us.  Well let’s just slow things down for a second [...]

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Keep Indy A Healthy Place to Live – Let Your Voice Be Heard!

At HealthNet, we see first-hand the real effects of the current economic environment. Each day, calls come in from middle-class people — once employed and insured — who now find themselves in a situation they never dreamed they would be in: unemployed and uninsured. For many, their unemployment benefits have been exhausted as well as [...]

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Housing & Shelter is just the start of ending homelessness

It is REALLY REALLY easy to think this way – “The way to end homelessness is to build more homes!  More housing, means less homeless, which means homelessness is gone!” I get caught thinking this way constantly.  It is hard to wrap your head around what it could be like to have to be on [...]

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Whole Foods Market “Bags Hunger” for HIP

In January, Whole Foods Market on 86th Street in Nora, distributed over $6,000 worth of healthy organic food to the Homeless Initiative Program (HIP).  The following items were picked up by our staff and delivered to the individuals housed through our Ralph Dowe Legacy Housing Project and Threshold Project. Pallets of cereal Whole wheat pasta [...]

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Food or health care?

Many Americans have to make this choice everyday.  Most of those who are medically uninsured and underinsured are also those who are living in poverty.  When you don’t have enough money to pay for health insurance, what do you pay for first? A doctor’s visit? Or food for dinner? A nonprofit organization called Share our [...]

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