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  1. Wabash Heartland Innovation Network Announces Funding to Help K-12 Students and Teachers Connect

    Wabash Heartland Innovation Network has allocated two million dollars to the school corporations in the ten-county WHIN region to provide broadband solutions for students who do not have adequate access to the internet for schoolwork.

    The allocation is the first of a three-year, six-million-dollar project to improve student connectivity in the region. North Central Health Services is a partner in the initiative.

    “WHIN is committed to helping the Wabash Heartland become the most connected rural region in the state,” says WHIN CEO, Johnny Park. “Even when students are in class in person, they need online access outside of school for homework, projects, and school-related activities."

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  2. DOUGLAS W. EBERLE BOARD GOVERNANCE SERIES

    The Douglas W. Eberle Nonprofit Board Governance Series was established in 2008 to strengthen and sustain Not-For-Profit Boards in Tippecanoe and the surrounding counties. NCHS is partnering with The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette and United Way to present the education series. The purpose of this program is to build knowledge about responsible oversight and governance, and effective responses to policy and management issues faced by today’s Not-For-Profit volunteer leaders. The continuing education series is designed for and limited to, Board volunteers and Executive Director teams. 

    DATES AND TOPICS:  FOR A DETAILED SUMMARY OF EACH SESSION CLICK HERE

    February 5th   Leadership in the Times of Stress

    March 3rd  Board Office Liability (and other serious business)

    April 7th   CEO Evaluations

    May 5th    Board Guide to Financials

    June 2nd   Results Driven Board Meetings

    September 1st   Building a Virtual Culture for Work

    October 6th  Recruiting and Orienting Board Members

    November 3rd  Today's Cyberthreats, Nonprofit Impacts, and Practical Solutions

    A special 2021 discount is available for virtual sessions. Cost-$15 per session or $100 for all 8 sessions! Each virtual session is from 11:00am-12:30pm. 

    Due to the ongoing pandemic session location will be determined 30 days prior to the session date. Sessions with either be in person or virtual. 

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  3. Wabash River Enhancement Corporation launches Greenway Corridor Master Plan for 10 county region

    The Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC) has announced the commencement of a regional planning project to develop a Wabash River Greenway Corridor Master Plan. The greenway is being planned along a 90-mile, five-county section of the Wabash River corridor, extending through Fountain, Warren, Tippecanoe, Carroll, and Cass counties. 

    The ultimate goal for the Wabash River Greenway Corridor Master Plan process is to partner with corridor residents, businesses and governments to create an inter-connected “on the land” and “on the water” trail system, new and enhanced existing green space, improvements to the corridor ecosystem as well as strategies for improving economic development and environmental management. 

    When completed, the Greenway will weave through the WHINriver corridor counties of Cass, Carroll, Tippecanoe, Warren, and Fountain, and connect to the surrounding WHIN counties of Benton, Clinton, Montgomery, Pulaski, and White along existing river tributaries, roadway, trail and utility corridors extending out from the Greenway.  

    Support for the Wabash River Greenway Corridor Master Plan Development Project is being provided by the WabashHeartland Innovation Network and North Central Health Services.

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  4. WHIN Receives a One Million Dollar Grant from North Central Health Services for Six Million Dollar E-Learning Project

    Wabash Heartland Innovation Network Board of Directors has allocated five million dollars from the Regional Cultivation Fund for a three-year e-learning project. This project is supported by North Central Health Services (NCHS) who awarded WHIN a one-million dollar grant. This project will improve Internet access at home to enhance e-learning opportunities in the 10-county WHIN region.

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  5. Tippecanoe Arts Federation Celebrates Bravo for the Arts Day with video series

    The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) released a video series to celebrate Bravo for the Arts Day, honoring Indiana Arts Commission and North Central Health Services grant recipients, as well as the 2020 Bravo Award and John Corey Leadership Award winners. The video series also features proclamations from local and regional representatives, officially establishing October 14, 2020 as Bravo for the Arts Day. The video series will take the place of the in-person Bravo for the Arts annual ceremony. 

    With assistance from the Tippecanoe Arts Federation in administering the NCHS Capital Grants program, NCHS has funded 141 grants since 2004, totaling over $3.7 million in arts and culture grant funding. NCHS is fortunate for this partnership with the more than 50 organizations in our service that have received NCHS Capital Grants in arts and culture and with our partners at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation to build vibrant, healthy communities.

    North Central Health Services Grantees - 2020
    • Carroll County Historical Society, $32,930.83
    • Delphi Preservation Society, $4,315.00
    • Flora Main Street, $68,707
    • Friends of the Frankfort Public Library, $58,696.47
    • Robert and Ellen Haan Museum of Indiana Art, $10,350.70
    • Monon Preservation Society, $75,000
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  6. Welcome to Ayodeji Ogunleye, MD as Medical Director of Inpatient Psychology

    River Bend Hospital is pleased to welcome Ayodeji Ogunleye, MD, as the Medical Director of our inpatient psychiatry team. 

    Dr. Ogunleye completed his residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences. He has worked with Meridian Health in Muncie, Indiana, since 2018. He has over 15 years in the medical field with the last six years working in psychiatry. 

    Dr. Ogunleye specializes in: 

    • Mood Disorders 
    • Personality Disorder 
    • Schizophrenia 
    • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
    • Bipolar Disorder 
    • Mental Illness 
    • Clinical Depression 

    Outside of medicine, his interests include playing soccer and traveling.

  7. Welcome to the Community Benefit and Outreach Director

    Michelle Kreinbrook was appointed director of community benefit and outreach of North Central Health Services in February 2020.

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  8. NCHS Awards $3.8M in Resilient Youth Grants to 19 School Corporations

    North Central Health Services (NCHS) has awarded over $3.8 million in Resilient Youth Initiative implementation grants to 19 school corporations in Indiana. The grants will support schools in seven counties launching evidenced-based youth resiliency programs, reaching an anticipated 33,000 K-12 students by the 2021-2022 school year...

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  9. YSB Moves Into New Building

    Children will soon be filtering in and out of the new Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau offices and they’ll be welcomed with open arms. Renovations, which began late last year, were paid for with more than $800,000 from North Central Health Services...

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  10. $4 Million Grant Tackles Link Between Health & Homelessness

    North Central Health Services (NCHS) today announced the last of three grants totaling $4 million for local housing and homeless support agency LTHC Homeless Services to aid in eradicating homelessness from the local community through the construction of the new LTHC Homeless Services Engagement Center.

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  11. IU School of Medicine using grant to boost Hoosier mental health

    For Hoosiers, finding reliable access to mental health care is too often an uphill battle. More than 50 percent of Indiana counties are without a single practicing psychiatrist. Statewide, the number of psychiatrists is half the national average. Indiana University School of Medicine is bridging this divide in services by significantly increasing the number of psychiatrists it trains per year. The school is growing its programs by a third, with support from more than $4.7 million in grant funding from North Central Health Services...

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  12. Boys & Girls Club Will Buy Van with $67.5K Grant

    The Boys & Girls Club of White County will be getting a 14-passenger, wheelchair-accessible van, thanks to a grant it recently received. The grant, worth $67,502, was awarded by North Central Health Services...

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  13. NCHS $2 Million RFP Supporting Youth Resiliency in 8 Counties

    NCHS is announcing a new grant opportunity for school corporations serving Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties in Indiana. NCHS has allocated $2 million to the Resilient Youth Initiative, to fund planning and implementation grants for proven programs that support social and emotional learning (SEL) and substance use prevention for youth...

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