Your Gifts at Work!
Thank you for your partnership with Community Health Network! Together we are saving and changing lives throughout your community and across Indiana! Here are a few of the many ways in which your compassion and generosity made a difference in 2018:
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Donor support is helping equip people in the community who need help transitioning to independent living through the distribution of 23 move-in kits and provision of 16 back-to-work kits to help those who are embarking on a new employment opportunity with the support they need to succeed. Kits include items like shoes, clothes, a phone card for extra minutes and a fuel card.
ONCOLOGY The Oncology Patient Assistance Fund supported more than 500 Community Health Network cancer patients across all five Community cancer centers, helping them access food, medicine and gas to get to treatment. The Fund is expanding to also assist with enhanced transportation services and housing for long-term treatments.
NURSING ADMINISTRATION More than 150 members of the public received training designed to increase awareness of prescription drug abuse, opioid overdose and the reversal agent, Naloxone. In conjunction with this training, Naloxone Overdose Kits are being distributed to help people save the lives of loved ones who are struggling with opioid use. In October, Community Hospital East administered 1,200 flu vaccines at no cost to Hoosiers in the community, the most ever provided to members of the public through this program.
POST ACUTE COUNSELING Camp Erin Indianapolis offered two weekend-long camps for children and teens who have experienced the loss of someone significant in their lives. The no-cost camp served more than 150 young people through traditional, fun camp activities and grief education and emotional support, led by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Community Healing Hearts provided grief support to more than 500 students who have experienced the death of someone close to them, as well as to Noblesville students who experienced a school shooting crisis in May 2018.
WOMEN’S CARE The Adolescent Clinic on Community Hospital North’s campus has expanded to include a site on the east side at the Community Washington Pavilion. Staff are providing education on reproductive healthcare, preventative healthcare, such as pregnancy prevention, and care for other gynecological problems for adolescents and young adults aged 13-21 years old in a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental healthcare setting.
B.A.B.E. STORE In partnership with the Marion County Public Health Department, Beds and Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.) of Indianapolis is promoting responsible parenting by offering incentives to encourage accountability and improve the self-esteem of expectant parents. Since its launch, the program has provided more than 2,400 women with the goods and services that new parents need to nurture healthy babies and toddlers and fosters skills to help the family through life. Coupons for these goods are now being distributed at multiple locations to reach more parents and families throughout Indianapolis.