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Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

Posted on Nov 12, 2018

The Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. has awarded the Polis Center $276,542 toward the creation of the Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (EOI), published in 1994, is dated and out-of-print. As there is a need for the city to have something more than an updated EOI, we will create a web-based knowledge platform that integrates and accesses information from a variety of sources including the Indianapolis Historical Society, Indianapolis Mayoral Archive, IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis...

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Regenstrief Institute: Responding to Addictions Crisis

Posted on Oct 19, 2018

Karen Frederickson Comer, Director of Collaborative Research & Health Geoinformatics, is working with Regenstrief Institute and the Fairbanks School of Public Health on the “Responding to Addictions Crisis” IU Grand Challenge initiative to develop use cases for demonstrating the value of the Addictions Data Commons. Patient records from the Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC) will be combined with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) runs from the Management Performance Hub and aggregated 211 data from...

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Great Families 2020 Program

Posted on Oct 19, 2018

Great Families 2020 is a major Social Innovation Fund grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, which was awarded to United Way of Central Indiana. The Polis Center is working with partners to develop metrics to help improve family stability for five high risk neighborhoods in Indy. The first major report for the Social Innovation Fund program evaluation is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. The Implementation Report summarizes progress towards fully unrolling the program at five sites in Indianapolis. Polis...

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Kevin Mickey’s Award

Posted on Oct 16, 2018

Congratulations to Kevin Mickey, Director of Professional Development and Geospatial Technology Education, for achieving the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Leadership Award. Recipients of the award have demonstrated exemplary leadership, creativity, innovation, and dedicated support of URISA programs. Kevin was honored by professionals in his field due to his responsibility for new programs, activities, or significantly enhancing an existing activity or program that took URISA in a new direction and enhanced their...

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Research On-Boarding Orientation Event

Posted on Oct 15, 2018

The Polis Center is participating in the Research On-Boarding Orientation event on Oct. 17. The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) annually hosts the program which is targeted to all IUPUI faculty, with a special emphasis on new and junior faculty, to share the variety of programs and services available at IUPUI, meet new research colleagues, explore potential collaborations, and gain a better understanding of the IUPUI campus level research organizational structure to help faculty succeed in their research and creative...

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Diabetes Impact Project

Posted on Oct 9, 2018

The Polis Center is working with the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health (FSPH) and the Marion County Public Health Department on the five-year Diabetes Impact Project: Indianapolis Neighborhoods (DIP-IN), a pilot undertaking funded by Lilly Global Health to assess current approaches of diabetes intervention and recommend new methods. Polis used SAVI to help the project partners select three Indianapolis neighborhoods with significant health disparities, high rates of diabetes, demographic factors, and highly-engaged community members...

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The Polis Center Grant From FEMA

Posted on Oct 8, 2018

The Polis Center received an $850,000 grant from FEMA, which will allow the center to continue its partnership with Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to develop and disseminate flood hazard data and program related tasks for multiple communities in Indiana. This award will focus on communities within four targeted watersheds and will start the process of updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for several counties within these watersheds. The Polis Center has been working with IDNR for over eight years on this program and is...

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Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs)

Posted on Oct 2, 2018

The Polis Center is working collaboratively with the Fairbanks School of Public Health to support the development of community health needs assessments for hospital systems across Indiana. The Indiana Partnership for Health Communities (IN-PHC), which Polis launched with Fairbanks and the Clinical Translational Research Initiative of the IU School of Medicine, recently completed the second phase of a major assessment for Parkview Health. Parkview Health is a nonprofit health system in northeast Indiana that consists of nine hospitals serving...

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The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

Posted on Sep 28, 2018

On October 10, 2018 Dr. David J. Bodenhamer, Polis Center Executive Director, will read from his recently published book, The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction, from 11:30AM-1PM (EDT) at the IUPUI University Club’s annual Reading at the Table luncheon. The Reading at the Table series provides a forum for members of the IUPUI community to celebrate published books written by IUPUI faculty or staff. During each luncheon, the featured author/editor reads from his/her work and opens the floor to discussion. Seating is limited and...

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IU Grand Challenge “Prepared for Environmental Change”

Posted on Sep 28, 2018

We are building an integrated knowledge platform for the six research clusters of “Prepared for Environmental Change.” This IU Grand Challenge initiative focuses on helping the state and its citizens develop Indiana-specific projections of environmental change to equip governments, businesses, farmers, and communities to respond with the right investments in agriculture, industry, infrastructure, and public health and safety. We are providing a set of research and visualization tools that address: scientific visualization, dashboards, data...

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