impact update
summer 2019
Welcome to your summer issue of Impact Update 2019!

Summer is here! I hope it brings you sun and fun. I’m thrilled to share your summer newsletter issue, highlighting the many ways your partnership is saving and changing lives in our community.

In this issue, you’ll read about a pair of unique donation-funded Community programs that are redefining healthcare as well as bringing justice and comfort to many of your Indianapolis neighbors. You’ll also read the personal, powerful stories of Janet and Ashley, whose lives were deeply impacted by your generosity. And find out about your opportunities to stay up to date and have your voice heard today.

Thank you for making a gift now because your generosity makes it all possible for everyone in need of help and hope to receive exceptional care, delivered with compassion.

Wishing you the gift of good health,

Bente Weitekamp
Vice President of Development

impact update

Article 1

Redefining health on the east side of Indianapolis

In 2017, Community Health Network Foundation received an Accountable Health Communities grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin to tackle unmet health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries on the east side of Indianapolis. The effort is called Community Collaborations ...

Article 2

A mission for advocacy and justice

Twenty-four hours a day, Community’s Center of Hope serves victims of violence, abuse and neglect who visit a Community Emergency Department (ED) in the Indianapolis region. A team of 10 forensic nurses—seven full-time and three part-time—offers highly specialized care, provides a scientific consultation and collects evidence that can be used in court ...

Article 3

“I couldn’t see any way out ...”

In a time of need, Janet received help through Community’s Medical Legal Partnership. Created with support from the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society and funded by donors like you, the partnership integrates civil legal aid with healthcare ...

Article 4

Overcoming grief and giving back in the process of healing

In 2009, Ashley Pittman and her husband were devastated with grief when, seven months into her first pregnancy, she lost her twins—a son and daughter. Today, she offers invaluable advice to parents coping with infant loss in the form of her newly published book, with proceeds benefiting Community Health Network ...

Article 5

Save the date for an exclusive event

More Hoosiers die by suicide than homicide. Community has undertaken efforts during the past five years through our Zero Suicide Initiative to raise awareness of this health crisis and reduce the stigma around mental health. You’re invited ...


Because you are an invaluable partner in our efforts to enhance health across Central Indiana, we’d love to have your feedback on your healthcare passions and priorities and how we can deliver a better experience for you.

Visit bit.ly/CHNFsurvey to share your thoughts via a brief survey.