Meridian Health Services - CURRENT Summer 2018

Community Outreach Child Advocacy Center supports victims of child abuse and has increased the rate of cases accepted for prosecution by 320% since it opened. The “Ducky Derby – Race Against Child Abuse” river duck race has raised more than $70,000 for the Child Advocacy Center. Gresham Center’s annual Fam Fest is a free event for families; offering health screenings, education, resources, entertainment and food. Riley Children’s Foundation, Indiana Department of Health and BY5 selected Meridian Health Pediatrics as a state “Early Evaluation Hub,” where children receive testing for signs of autism . FosterHope helps children in need of foster care, and provides training, resources and financial support to new foster parents. Meridian provided 3,741 Hospital and Community 24-hour Emergency Service care visits on-site to people with behavioral health emergencies, which helped reduce Emergency Room admissions. Meridian provides support and behavioral/social health resources to students and teachers at Meridian hosts a statewide conference for professionals serving individuals with a dual diagnosis – intellectual and developmental disorders and mental health challenges. To help combat the state’s drug problem, Meridian developed a new specialized division, Addictions & Recovery , which includes a residential drug treatment center and maternal treatment program . Project SAFE is an event created by Meridian to raise awareness on current dangers of substance abuse and to educate families on how to address the issue. Meridian’s new event, City Fit , encourages people to strive for whole-person health through a 4K Color Run, free fitness classes, nutrition, health resources and education. Improving Hoosier health, Meridian was a top sponsor of five Town Hall Road Shows addressing tobacco use, opioid abuse, infant mortality, and obesity in Indiana with The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana . Last year, Meridian provided care to 3,127 individuals who were unable to pay for services which totaled $3.8 MILLION in charity care. 866-306-2647 www.MeridianHS.org Services We Provide • Primary family medical care • Pediatric health and urgent care • Psychiatric medical services • Women’s health • Senior health - psychiatric inpatient and outpatient care • Counseling and therapy • Children and family supportive programs • Child Advocacy Center for children affected by abuse • Addictions and recovery • Home, community and school-based services • Homelessness and independent living support • HIV care coordination • Programs for individuals with both intellectual and developmental disorders and mental health needs • Care management, skill building and supported employment • Therapeutic foster care and adoption Outreach into the community includes advocacy, events and educational opportunities. 280 schools .

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