Community Partners

Indianapolis Greenways Partnership includes several Community Partners whose organizations share common mission attributes with that of the Greenways Partnership.  Our Community Partners are integral to providing expertise, guidance, and assistance in planning and facilitating our programs. In addition to serving as advisors to the group, Community Partners also provide the following critical components of program development:

  • Identifying needs and requirements for target group participation

  • Identification of program needs for their specific target group

  • Assisting in the development of program elements

  • Assisting in the messaging and promotion of program events

  • Providing support for greenway programs

  • Ultimately assisting in the development and facilitation of programs.

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Community Partners:

Arts Council of Indianapolis - The Arts Council of Indianapolis fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations can thrive. Since its inception, the Arts Council has provided programs and services to the citizens of central Indiana, and to hundreds of artists and arts organizations. It has also helped promote the cultural life of Indianapolis, continues to expand and sustain the arts economy, and bolster the cultural vitality and positive image of Indianapolis. The Arts Council of Indianapolis advises the Greenways Partnership on opportunities to provide meaningful engagement with art and artists through programming on Indy Greenways as well as facilitating several bike tours of art along the greenways each year. For additional information, please contact Julia Muney Moore, Director of Public Art at the Arts Council of Indianapolis at jmoore@indyarts.org.

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CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions - CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is working for a community where older adults and those of any age with a disability flourish. Started in 1974, CICOA is a not-for-profit agency that helps seniors and people of any age with a disability remain comfortably and safely at home and out of institutional care. CICOA empowers older adults, those of any age with a disability, and their caregivers by providing the innovative answers, services, and support they need to achieve the greatest possible independence, dignity, and quality of life. CICOA serves Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby Counties in Central Indiana, making them the largest Area Agency on Aging in the state. CICOA advises the Greenways Partnership on opportunities to provide meaningful engagement of seniors and adults with disabilities with independent and safe use of Indy Greenways and assists, advises, and facilitates additional programming on Indy Greenways. From more information, please contact Dan Amonett, Director, Safe at Home at CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions at damonett@cicoa.org.    

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Jump IN for Healthy Kids - Jump IN is a community-wide effort to empower kids in Central Indiana to live healthier lives! Our children and their families deserve to live in healthy environments with real opportunities to make smart choices to eat healthy, play healthy and live healthy. Their mission is to create healthy places, neighborhoods, and communities where families have real opportunities to make healthy choices that promote their health, vitality and well-being, including access to affordable, healthy food and meaningful opportunities to play and be active. Jump IN advises the Greenways Partnership on opportunities to provide nutritional and exercise opportunities for kids and families through programming on Indy Greenways. For more information, please contact Megan McKinney Cooper, Communications Director at Jump IN for Healthy Kids at Megan.McKinneyCooper@jumpinhealth.org.

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Eskenazi Health - For 160 years, Eskenazi Health has offered high-quality, cost-effective and patient-focused health care to the residents of Marion County and Central Indiana. As one of America’s largest essential health care systems, Eskenazi Health provides treatment and services through nearly 1 million outpatient visits each year. Partnering with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis. Eskenazi Health facilitates our Walk With a Doc program and advises the Greenways Partnership on other health-related aspects of programming on the greenways. For more information, please contact Leroy Lewis at Eskenazi Health at Leroy.LewisIii@eskenazihealth.edu, or Courtney Fehrenbacher at Eskenazi Health at Courtney.Fehrenbacher@eskenazihealth.edu.   

Marion County Public Health Department - Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County’s Division of Public Health is known as the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD).  MCPHD has served the residents and visitors of Marion County, Indiana for nearly 100 years.  The area that MCPHD covers includes the City of Indianapolis, Beech Grove, Lawrence, Speedway, and Southport.  The mission of the department is to promote physical, mental, and environmental health, prevent and protect against disease, injury, and disability.  The health department operates two service bureaus: the Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH), the Bureau of Population Health (BPH) and Public Health Administration.  It is enabled through Indiana Code 16-22-8. The Marion County Public Health Department advises the Greenways Partnership on health-related aspects of programming on the greenways. For more information, please contact Megan Rowe Cardiovascular Program Manager, Chronic Disease Programs at MCPHD at MRowe@MarionHealth.org or Stacie Hurrle, Diabetes Health Educator at MCPHD at SHurrle@MarionHealth.org.`   

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April 2020 Newsletter

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