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Facing Depression Community Event

Contributed by: Zach King
Published: Friday, 20 March 2015 1:00 PM

The Facing Project, created in 2012, is a national organization that connects people through stories to strengthen communities. Facing Depression in East Central Indiana, a project under the national umbrella, aims to tell the stories of those who struggle with depression and to create ongoing dialogue about the topic. This iteration is a collaborative effort between The Facing Project and undergraduate students at Ball State University. To date, The Facing Project has spread to 21 communities, resulting in 16 books centered on issues such as autism, addiction and poverty. Further information on Facing Depression can be found at munciedepression.facingproject.com.

 

Authentic, personal stories from the community about those who have struggled with depression will be compiled in a book and shared at a free community monologue event on Thursday, April 23, at 7 PM at the Muncie Civic Theatre.  The students hope to present free books to those who attend the monologue event as well as those who have a direct influence on individuals who struggle with depression.

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Building Community Connections - March 2015

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Tuesday, 10 March 2015 10:00 AM

Building Better Communities at Ball State University is pleased to bring you the latest issue of BUILDING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS, our monthly newsletter.

In the March 2015 issue:

Headlines

          • Ball State students give voice to the experience of depression
          • Third geothermal conference will provide proven financial strategies for campuses
          • Economic development course earns rave reviews
          • Beech Grove history preserved for all to enjoy
          • Nominations due for pre-tenure faculty involved in outreach scholarship
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          GEOCON III: CHALLENGES & BENEFITS OF GEOTHERMAL RETROFITS OF EXISTING BUILDINGS

          Contributed by: Krista Flynn
          Published: Thursday, 26 February 2015 2:00 PM
          GEOCON III: CHALLENGES & BENEFITS OF GEOTHERMAL RETROFITS OF EXISTING BUILDINGS
          April 8, 2015
          Ball State Alumni Center
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          The Triple Aim Series

          Contributed by: Amber Walcott
          Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:00 AM
          The Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) will host a series of workshops on the Triple Aim--a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance.

          March 16, 2015 in the Student Center Forum Room from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM:
          The Triple Aim: Care--upon completion of this workshop, attendees will learn how to incorporate the concepts of the Triple Aim through their clinical care encounter with patients and families.
          Registration link for Triple Aim Care: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-triple-aim-care-improving-the-individual-experience-of-care-tickets-15554003443
          Registration Deadline for Care: March 11, 2015

          March 30, 2015 in the Student Center Forum Room from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM:
          The Triple Aim: Health—upon completion of this workshop, attendees will learn how to implement a health program to pursue the Triple Aim through interactive activities during the workshop. These programs may or may not directly involve implementation through a clinical setting.
          Registration link for Triple Aim Health: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-triple-aim-health-improving-the-health-of-populations-tickets-15554044566
          Registration Deadline for Health: March 25, 2015

          April 6, 2015 in the Student Center Forum Room from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM:
          The Triple Aim: Cost—upon completion of this workshop, attendees will learn how to how cost fits into the triple aim framework, the components of cost measurement, drivers of cost and trends, strategies for reduction of cost, and they will work through case examples to reinforce objectives learned.
          Registration link for Triple Aim Cost: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-triple-aim-cost-reducing-the-per-capita-costs-of-care-for-populations-tickets-15554054596
          Registration Deadline for Cost: April 1, 2015

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