Community Health Network is rooted in the East Region, where you'll find some of the most dramatic examples of our impact on and commitment to the community.
Housing help for eastside employees
Linda Miller, a youth life skills clinician at Community, devotes her days to helping kids on the east side of Indianapolis. Now Community is giving back to her through a new employee benefit: the Anchor Housing Program, which helped Linda buy her own home close to work. Now offered to Community employees on the east side, the program helps participants buy a home or make selected home repairs. The program is facilitated by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP).
Community Health Network, Brandywine Creek Farms offer a healthy oasis in a food desert
Starting July 7, 2017, families on the east side of Indianapolis will see a colorful new food truck in their neighborhoods. Community Health Network and Brandywine Creek Farms are partnering to address the limited access and lack of affordable and nutritious food in targeted areas in Marion County. As a way to help address food insecurity, a mobile farm market, the Rolling Harvest Food Truck will deliver locally grown and in-season fruits and vegetables.
The food truck will deliver to the following locations on different days of the week:
- Community Hospital East (Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m.)
- CAFE (Thursdays, 4 to 7 p.m.)
- Community Cupboard of Lawrence (Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
- Shepherd Community Center (Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon)
Community and Governor Pence announce plan to build Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute
In 2015, Governor Mike Pence announced the state’s plans to build a new state-of-the-art neuro-diagnostic research and treatment institute along with major advancements to Indiana’s public mental health delivery system. The facility, scheduled to begin serving patients in 2018, will be a key component the Indiana Family and Social Services’ initiative to modernize and reengineer Indiana’s network of state-operated mental health facilities.
Read more here or watch the video below to hear what the new facility will mean for healthcare options near Community Hospital East.