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February 20, 2018

Discovering the Power in Diabetes Prevention

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Research Jam brought together youth, parents, and community members who work with families, to build a PowerHouse.

You walk into a gloomy room with no light. You sit down in a chair and face a stage where someone starts to say something about health. You try to say hey to your friend a few seats away, but you hear a “shhhhhh!” The person at the front of the room is still talking but you’ve lost the will to pay attention. All you hear is “blah, blah blah.” Your stomach rumbles. People around you yawn and fidget. No one...

Happy Holidays from CHeP
December 15, 2017

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September 18, 2017

Using Gamification to Engage Opioid Addicts in Human-Centered Research

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Gamification of a traditional research method was used to engage participants in a familiar and highly participatory atmosphere.
Because of sharp increases in opioid overdoses, emergency doctors at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis developed Project POINT to reach drug users when they are most receptive to change—soon after a near death experience. Now trained staff approach every overdose patient who has received naloxone to talk about recovery options and establish a connection to care.
Although Project POINT staff engaged hundreds of patients over two years, not every patient was ready for recovery after being approached in the emergency department. Also,...

All IN Booth at State Fair
September 13, 2017

Research Jam Was All IN At The Indiana State Fair

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Research Jam developed research activities and helped staff the All IN engagement booth.
Last month, Research Jam (AKA CHeP’s Patient Engagement Core) teamed up with their friends at All IN to host a booth at the Indiana State Fair. All IN is a collaborative effort of Indiana University, Purdue University, and Notre Dame that aims to share useful and engaging health and research information with Indiana residents.
The goal of the All IN booth at the Indiana State Fair was to introduce fair-goers to the initiative and engage them in various activities to gather their thoughts on a few...

September 12, 2017

Adding Community-Engagement to Medical Student Training

For the first time ever, CHeP offered a new type of research experience for medical students participating in this year’s Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS). IMPRS is designed to provide a variety of research opportunities including laboratory science, clinical science, and international studies for Indiana University’s first and second year medical students, and this summer CHeP served as a host-site offering exposure to community-engaged research.
Under the mentorship of Dr. Mary Ott, IU School of Medicine, Dr. Heidi Beidinger, University of Notre Dame, Dr. Carrie Lawrence, IU Bloomington, and Dr. Tami Hannon, IU School of Medicine,...

Trailblazer Award Winners
June 1, 2017

Trailblazers Share & Celebrate

Trailblazer Award partners gathered in Indianapolis to share and celebrate their projects.
On April 5 at the beautiful Indianapolis Central Library, CHeP friends and family gathered  to celebrate the 2015 CHeP Trailblazer Award teams. The day-long event featured presentations from 12 project teams discussing their partnership experiences, research journeys, and exciting outcomes, as well as an opening address given by Dr. Anantha Shekhar, Director of the Indiana Clinical and Transnational Sciences Institute, and closing remarks from Ann Alley, Director of the Office of Primary Care at Indiana State Department of Health.
Formerly known as Pilot Projects, initiatives at the symposium included obesity, infant mortality,...

May 31, 2017

Trailblazer: Know Your Numbers 46041

A promotional brochure was developed for the program by the CHeP communication team.
Since its inception, the Know Your Numbers 46041 health screening program has provided Clinton County residents with blood pressure, blood sugar, and BMI screenings, as well as healthy lifestyle education and referrals to programs and providers to address health risks. Led by Lorra Archibald, Director of Operations for Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition (HCCCC), and Vicki Simpson, Clinical Associate Professor at Purdue University’s School of Nursing, the program is a collaborative project between Purdue University, HCCC, and other community partners including Purdue Extension, the Clinton County YMCA,...

March 1, 2017

IRHA Hosting “Spring Into Quality” Symposium

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Indiana Rural Health AssociationThe Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) will be hosting the Spring Into Quality Symposium on March 30 in Plainfield. The event will include presentations on Community Engagement, Population Health Models, Collaborative Care Programs and MIPS + Lean.

March 1, 2017

Latinx Coaltion Hosting First Conference

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The Latinx Coalition will host a First Conference on April 7, 2017, from 8:30 to 4:30 at Krannert Park in Indianapolis. The conference will provide opportunities for discussing, networking, collaborating and advancing future research, programming and advocacy. We encourage you to contact Silvia Bigatti to learn more about and possibly join the Coalition.
Click here to learn more about and register for the conference.
The Latinx Community-University Research Coalition of Indiana is a new organization that aims to connect university faculty, students and staff with community organizations that serve the Latino community. The purpose of the Coalition is to address equity and wellbeing across the state of Indiana through interdisciplinary collaborations...

Eric Beers
March 1, 2017

Meet CHeP Advisory Board Member Eric Beers

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Eric Beers is the Coalition Director of the Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative. In his role he has helped craft a new vision and structure for the six-year old state-wide initiative.
Over the past two years the IHWI has been working hard at connecting with the large number of county-wide health coalitions and health alliances that exist in communities across the state. With a strong focus on listening to communities and supporting existing community efforts, Eric is working to position the IHWI to be able to support, connect, and advocate for existing lndiana efforts to change policy, systems and...