Center for Rural Engagement Fund

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Center for Rural Engagement Fund

Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President - Bloomington

We're working together to create a brighter future for all. The Center for Rural Engagement is at the forefront of promising approaches to rural health and vitality. By harnessing the university’s diverse strengths with rural communities’ visions and goals, we are a transformational partner in elevating the quality of life for Hoosiers and rural residents everywhere.

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Together with our partners, we have become a national model for how universities can support the needs and futures of rural residents and communities. We are: 

  • expanding access to care with increased chronic disease screenings, mental health and addictions interventions, and maternal and child health programs
  • developing greater rural resilience with innovative food, water, and public lands initiatives
  • building rural spaces residents love with attainable and sustainable housing and creative placemaking projects, while also developing community capacity and leadership 

Through the center’s work, IU students are developing professional pathways here in Indiana. These collaborations are helping them stay here in the Hoosier state after graduation, contributing to our communities into the future.

Your support is key to growing our thriving initiatives. Join us to improve the lives and opportunities of Hoosiers through the discovery and deployment of evidence-based, informed, and scalable solutions to common challenges facing rural communities.

Impact Stories

Hopefully we’re making an impact in [the patients’] lives, but they are also making an impact in ours. By having this experience, we are able to see rural communities and what their needs are, rather than reading about them in statistics or a book.

IU nursing student who worked in the rural health screenings initiative

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Please note, the name and purpose of the fund displayed on this page constitute the authorized description of the fund by the Indiana University Foundation, Inc. Your gift supports the fund as described herein.