Reducing Childhood Obesity with the 5-2-1-0 Concept

As designated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), September is National Childhood Obesity Month. Nationally, roughly one in five children suffers from obesity. In Central Indiana, that number is even worse.   Jump IN for Healthy...

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

When she was just 13, Sophia began struggling with depression. She had little energy and appetite and trouble sleeping. She tried therapy and medication, and was hospitalized to treat her depression and the impulse to...

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Ready for Kindergarten: Children Learn Social-Emotional Skills with Self-Expression Kits

Eighty-five percent of a child’s brain development happens before the age of 5. One of the most critical things children need to learn during this time is often the most overlooked: social-emotional skills. If children...

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MSD of Warren Township’s Journey to Improving Health & Wellness

This month, schools around Central Indiana are reopening their doors to students after a summer away. A new school year provides opportunities for school leadership to implement new plans and goals for improvement. This school...

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What’s the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge?

United Way of Central Indiana partner Jump IN for Healthy Kids is on a mission to create healthy places, neighborhoods and communities. Communities where families have real opportunities to make healthy choices that promote their...

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The One Thing You Should Always Have in Your Wallet

Have you ever been in a situation when you knew someone needed help, but didn’t quite know how to help them? It could be a person seeking emergency shelter, an individual fleeing domestic abuse, a...

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How Gardening Has Changed Health and Wellness at Harrison Hill School

This is part three of a three-part series to tell you about a unique elementary school, nestled in Lawrence: Harrison Hill School. This part of Lawrence is economically depressed, and its residents frequently struggle with poverty and the...

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Violins, Cooking, Hiking & More: Family Engagement Night at Harrison Hill School

This is part two of a three-part series to tell you about a unique elementary school, nestled in Lawrence: Harrison Hill School. This part of Lawrence is economically depressed, and its residents frequently struggle with...

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What’s a Community School? The Harrison Hill School Story

This is part one of a three-part series to tell you about a unique elementary school, nestled in Lawrence: Harrison Hill School. The area of Lawrence the school resides in is economically depressed, and its...

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Taking Giant Steps to Healthy Success: Promiseland Child Care

When Vida Benjamin came to Promiseland Child Care center on the Far Eastside of Indianapolis, she’d been recently laid off and was interested in volunteering because of her passion for helping children. She never expected...

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