The Indiana University School of Nursing is committed to finding innovative ways to advance the health of the communities it serves. Whether you’re a faculty member or a student, you’ll have opportunities to lead or participate in health promotion projects that are building healthier communities in south central Indiana.
Get Onboard with Active Living (G.O.A.L.) University is an obesity prevention program for children ages 4 to 12. Nursing students in the Promoting Healthy Populations Practicum work with students in after-school programs at Monroe County Community School Corporation elementary schools and the Ellettsville Boys and Girls Club, where they educate the students about nutrition and exercise.
The program is a partnership among IU Bloomington’s schools of nursing, public health, and social work; IU Health; the Monroe County Community School Corporation; and the Ellettsville Boys and Girls Club.
300+children participated in the pilot program
21%increase in students who reported eating breakfast daily
26%decrease in students who reported watching “a lot” of TV
Dr. Anita Aldrich Community Health Promotion Project
The Dr. Anita Aldrich Community Health Promotion Project is an interdisciplinary effort to identify the health care needs of the residents of south central Indiana and improve the region’s health care services. Funded by a gift from IU School of Nursing Professor Emerita Anita Aldrich, the project is a collaboration among IU’s health sciences schools, IU Health, local public health departments, and community health organizations.
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For more information about the Aldrich Project, contact Kim Decker, project director.