Health + Wellness

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1. Design a healthcare outreach system for NE corridor residents that addresses their physical and mental wellness.
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1.1 Create an inventory of programs available to the NE Corridor residents for a better understanding of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle Indy Urban LeagueMarion County Public Health Department, Purdue Extension, IFC, IHNYear 1-5 Complete inventory
Mention education resources available
1.2 Connect and educate through activities: Events, meetings, and programs that engage residentsAvondale Meadows YMCAMartindale-Brightwood Community Development Corporation, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, YMCA, East 38th Street Branch Library, The House of God Church, United Northeast Community Development Corporation Year 1-3 Target 1000 residents for outreach
Family C.A.N. and the YMCA
1.3 Strive to make the NE corridor aware of the need for health insurance, and the resources and advisors available Marion County Public Health DepartmentEskenazi Health Center, HealthNet, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Indy Urban LeagueYear 2-5Increase the number of families informed on the importance of health insurance

Decrease the number of uninsured.
2. Improve environmental health through the elimination of toxic brownfields and the redevelopment of abandoned and vacant properties.
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2.1 Educate the community on simple measures to sustain the environment, including proper recycling methods for household and hazardous materials, and the common availability of recycling locationsUnited Northeast Community Development CorporationKeep Indianapolis Beautiful, Recycle ForceYear 1-5 Target 100 families for outreach
Community Clean-ups 3-4x per year
Destination Fall Creek
Spider redesign
2.2 Utilize Smart Growth District framework to attract investement and prioritize brownfield remediation.King Park Development CorporationCity of IndianapolisYear 1-5 Number of brownfields assessed and/or remediated
3. Promote wellness through the utilization, creation, and enhancement of green spaces/parks that encourage family-oriented socialization and physical activity.
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3.1 Identify and connect with outdoor interactive spaces (parks and trails) to develop a healthier lifestyle
Avondale Meadows YMCAIndiana State Fair, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Purdue Extension-Marion County

Year 1-5Increase physical activity

Increase utilization of green spaces and parks
3.2 Map existing green spaces and potential sites to develop pocket parks, gardens, trails
and beautification projects
3.2.1 Partner with City Planning, the Parks Department, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, civic organizations,
youth groups and stakeholders to effect beautification and conservation projects, and develop sidewalks
& trails for a walkable community
3.2.2 Involve local talent with projects-Connect with contractors, architects & designers, universities
& colleges (student groups and class projects) for assistance with project design and implementation
3.2.3 56th Street Pond Reclamation - Pocket Park Project Millersville at Fallcreek Valleyw/purpose, Indy ParksYear 1-3Complete Pocket Park
3.3 Locate and develop safe outside interactive spaces and identify beautification projectsFelege Hiywot CenterYear 1-5Target 5 beautification projects
3.4 Create a community farming program for residents to understand the benefits of harvesting their own foodFelege Hiywot CenterPurdue Extension-Marion County, Indy Food Council, Indiana State Department of AgricultureYear1-5Target 25 youth for outreach
Identify available land
Number of gardens in NE Corridor
3.4.1 Encourage and develop youth-led urban farmingFelege Hiywot CenterCulture Thru ExpressionsYear 1-5Increase the number of youth that participate in urban farming
3.5 Attract permanent neighborhood grocers whose stores offer healthy selectionsUnited Northeast Community Development CorporationStrategic Capital PartersYear 1-5Increase the number of neighborhood grocers
3.5.1 Define service areas and evaluate market demand for grocery stores
3.5.2 Present market demand studies to government and developer partnersIndy Food Desert Coalition, Edna Martin Christian Center, City of Indianapolis, DMDYear 2-5
3.5.3 Create “Shop Local” campaign, and support existing fresh food marketsYear 2-5
3.6 Create community gardens and farm stand project United Northeast Community Development CorporationTindley Accelerated Schools, Community Alliance for the Far Eastside, Forest Manor Multi-Service Center, Indy East Food Desert Coalition Year 1Increase the number of youth that participate in urban farming
3.7 Host a monthly scheduled family friendly physical activity and dinner experience (Family C.A.N.)Avondale Meadows YMCAForest Manor Multi-Service Center, United Northeast Community Development Corporation, KIPP Indy, Tindley Accelerated Schools, Challenge Foundation Academy, Indianapolis Public School, Marion County Public Health DepartmentYear 1-3Increase physical activity and healthy eating in families

Target 25 families each dinner