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#ThriveIN to study what makes Indiana communities succeed

January 23, 2015
Indiana's future is taking center stage with a new Indiana University Public Policy Institute effort. The Institute today unveiled its Thriving Communities, Thriving State project, a two-year effort to study what makes Indiana communities succeed. #ThriveIN @IUPublicPolicyUsing a place-based approach, the project will take a look at issues affecting rural, mid-sized, and urban... Read More »


Upcoming Thriving Communities Public Meetings

January 22, 2015
The IU Public Policy Institute is bringing its Thriving Communities, Thriving State project to five Indiana communities. Your opinion matters and we invite you to participate in discussions about our state's future. Co-chaired by former Lt. Governor Kathy Davis and former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randy Shepard, Thriving Communities, Thriving State is the second project of the... Read More »


Thriving Communities, Thriving State honored as state's Bicentennial Legacy Project

December 9, 2014
An Indiana University Public Policy Institute proposal to examine innovative strategies that lead thriving communities has been endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, who is planning Indiana's observance of its 200th birthday. With the endorsement by the Commission, the “Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future: Thriving Communities, Thriving State” proposal becomes a Bicentennial Legacy... Read More »


Institute seeking SPEA grad students

December 3, 2014
As the IU Public Policy Institute begins its Thriving Communities, Thriving State project, we are looking for three SPEA graduate students to work 15-20 hours a week starting in January 2015 through the calendar year.Here are some additional details about this opportunity.Our Thriving Communities, Thriving State project will facilitate a conversation between citizens, stakeholders, thought... Read More »


Traumatic Brain Injury project topic of new DOC award

September 25, 2014
Using results of the Institute's Traumatic Brain Injury Prevalence report, the Indiana Department of Correction has been awarded a nearly $1 million federal grant to provide screening and treatment to prisoners as they are released. The study, conducted in partnership with the Indiana Department of Correction, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, and the Brain Injury Association of Indiana,... Read More »