Healthcare Innovation and Outreach
Finds opportunities to improve patient care by engaging all Community employees.
Free and low-cost health education and screening services are offered at community health fairs.
Social interaction for isolated members of our community help to improve health and well-being.
The Future of Healthcare
With an eye on the future, Community Health Network is working to take healthcare to new heights through innovation, prevention and outreach efforts.
- Developed in 2014, Community Launchpad exists to find opportunities to improve patient care by engaging all Community employees and incentivizing them with a cash prize. Fueled by donations made to the Allen Hicks Innovation Fund, Launchpad winners–all of them Community employees—have the opportunity to participate in a business incubation program, allowing them to act and think like entrepreneurs with the ultimate goal of commercializing their inventions. Our continued focus is to help healthcare innovation move at the speed of business—right here in Central Indiana.
- To build access to healthcare services, Foundation donors support free health screenings and education offered at the INShape Black and Minority Health Fair as part of Indiana Black Expo. For all four days of the health fair, the Community Health Network booth is staffed by employee volunteers who offer tests for glucose, sickle cell, A1C and more, as well as connect visitors to Community primary care physicians and specialists.
- Knowing and understanding one’s health takes more than intuition. For that reason, Community’s donors help provide health screenings for seniors at events like the annual “A Fair to Remember,” an education and health fair designed for adults age 55 or older. And educational social events are offered frequently at Community hospitals, professional buildings and other locations. These events help increase awareness of services offered, introduce Community physicians and staff, provide a comfortable social opportunity and offer a free nutritious meal to attendees.
For Ann, Community Touchpoint – Community Health Network’s program focused on helping seniors access and navigate healthcare services while also providing social opportunities – offers her mother the support she needs while still preserving her dignity. Each month, she accompanies her mother to Touchpoint events at Community Hospital South. There, they enjoy a nutritious meal with friends they have made since first attending Touchpoint events in 2015.