The Polis Center Grant From FEMA

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...
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Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs)

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...
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The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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...
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IU Grand Challenge “Prepared for Environmental Change”

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,...
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The Polis Center Names Marianne Cardwell GIS Project Coordinator

The Polis Center at IUPUI has named Marianne Cardwell, PMP, GISP, CSM its GIS Project Coordinator. In this role, she will support a variety of projects that use geospatial data and technologies on behalf of Polis’ partner communities and foster relationships within those communities to cultivate new project opportunities. “I am thrilled to become part of The Polis Center team. With my...
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Polis Center Continues Partnership with The Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy With Report Generator Feature

In June 2017, The Bowen Center launched the Bowen Health Workforce Information Portal—which the Polis Center helped develop along with the IU School of Medicine Department of Biostatistics. The Portal features new and innovative data visualizations to improve the usability of health workforce data for policymakers, employers, educators, and community health leaders. The Polis Center...
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