Category: Newsmakers

Covering Kids and Families — “Indiana Suspends Medicaid Work Requirements Amid Lawsuit”
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Covering Kids and Families — “Indiana Suspends Medicaid Work Requirements Amid Lawsuit”

Mark Fairchild is with Covering Kids and Families, which helps people navigate Medicaid and other state health care programs. So far, he says many people haven’t asked about the changing requirements.

Sierra Club — “Major Coal Producer And Trump Booster Files For Bankruptcy”
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Sierra Club — “Major Coal Producer And Trump Booster Files For Bankruptcy”

“Frankly, this is just a scare tactic for those who want to try to take our country backwards into a 20th century energy economy,” says Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Beyond Coal campaign at the Sierra Club.

Sierra Club — “Agency says steelmaker too slow to act on chemical spill”
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Sierra Club — “Agency says steelmaker too slow to act on chemical spill”

“The report reveals a remarkable level of disrespect on ArcelorMittal’s part for public safety, wildlife impacts, and IDEM’s regulatory authority,” said Bowden Quinn, director of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter. “I hope the department comes down hard on the company for this flagrant disregard of proper operating procedures.”

Covering Kids and Families — “Pace helps with Federal Marketplace open enrollment”
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Covering Kids and Families — “Pace helps with Federal Marketplace open enrollment”

Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. and Covering Kids and Families are partnered to help consumers navigate through the insurance enrollment process and with selecting a health insurance plan that best suits the individual or their family.

Covering Kids and Families — “K21 Increases Local Access To Healthcare”
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Covering Kids and Families — “K21 Increases Local Access To Healthcare”

CKF-IN promotes and facilitates healthcare coverage by building coalitions that enroll, educate, and support Hoosiers and by advocating for strong inclusive public policies.

CHIP — “Hackney: A mayoral election is fast approaching. What will uninformed voters do?”
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CHIP — “Hackney: A mayoral election is fast approaching. What will uninformed voters do?”

They also participated in a moderated Q&A discussion on homelessness at the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention’s annual Celebration fundraiser.

Overdose Lifeline — “Strengthening the Heartland program brings opioid misuse prevention resources to rural South Dakota”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Strengthening the Heartland program brings opioid misuse prevention resources to rural South Dakota”

Letcher said the program is in need of presenters and anyone interested may contact her to learn more. Presenters complete online trainings with support from Overdose Lifeline, Inc., and earn $100 per presentation.

Overdose Lifeline — “JCCT to host songwriter concert”
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Overdose Lifeline — “JCCT to host songwriter concert”

“So much happened so fast . . . . It took a few years to come to some healing, and part of that is in sharing our story when called upon,” Don Pedigo said.

Center for Interfaith Cooperation — “Van Jones headlines CTS event ‘Uncomfortable Truths, Healing Impact’”
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Center for Interfaith Cooperation — “Van Jones headlines CTS event ‘Uncomfortable Truths, Healing Impact’”

The discussion was led by moderator Don Knebel, founding board chair of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and vice board chair of the Triangle Education Foundation.

OBAT Helpers — “When a refugee camp becomes a semi-permanent settlement”
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OBAT Helpers — “When a refugee camp becomes a semi-permanent settlement”

“Nadyeli Quiroz and John David Wagner at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design are embarking on a year-long collaboration with OBAT Helpers, an Indianapolis-based community nonprofit, to explore how to create varied functional spaces within the camps, such as outdoor courtyards or provisional pop-up designs.”