By IU Health Foundation—
Indianapolis, IN—The IU Health Foundation has granted $603,279 for 31 health-related projects across the state as part of an effort to make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states.
“Regional grants empower IU Health team members to improve the health of individuals, communities and our state,” said Crystal Hinson Miller, IU Health Foundation president and IU Health chief philanthropy officer. “Grants leverage the power of philanthropy and honor donors’ intentions by ensuring that dollars contributed locally fund local needs.”
The awards were made in partnership with local philanthropy councils supporting IU Health and range from $1,900 to $200,000. Projects were selected for their potential to impact the Foundation’s funding priorities of People, Progress and Partnership, as well as their connection to local priorities.
East Central Region – $50,000
Home-based Cardiac Rehab Technology, IU Health Ball Memorial, IU Health Blackford and IU Health Jay hospitals – $30,000 for programs that help vulnerable patients complete cardiac rehab sessions at home, when barriers prevent them attending facility-based hospital programs.
Empowering Moms for Better Health, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie – $6,200 to provide pregnant women with home tools to detect and manage hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. Reducing cardiovascular conditions and hypertensive disorders will reduce maternal mortality, which is alarmingly high in Indiana, especially among Black women.
Child Passenger Safety Simulator Training Seats, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie – $4,625 for seats that will be used for education with patients while in their hospital rooms to show proper car seat use for all parents and guardians. While most parents and caregivers are confident that they have correctly installed their child’s car seat, almost half (46%), have been installed incorrectly which increases the risk of injury or death. Providing this training to new parents will reduce the number of incorrectly installed car seats and help keep Hoosier children safe.
Expansion of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Education to Direct Care Nurses, IU Health Ball Memorial, IU Health Blackford and IU Health Jay hospitals – $2,030 to increase the understanding of Evidence based practice (EBP) and how it aligns with nurses’ daily work, providing an even higher level of quality-care to their patients
Walking Path Signage, IU Health Ball Memorial, IU Health Blackford and IU Health Jay hospitals –- $7,145 for directional, motivational and distance signage to be installed on existing walking paths to help promote wellness by connecting with personal goals related to fitness, distance and time.
About Indiana University Health Foundation
The mission of IU Health Foundation is to increase the role of philanthropy to help IU Health achieve its goal of making Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states. IU Health Foundation improves the health of individuals, communities and the state by focusing its philanthropy on people, progress and partnerships. To learn more, visit iuhealthfoundation.org.
About Indiana University Health
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. To learn more, visit iuhealth.org.