Indiana consistently ranks at or near the bottom of most public health and healthy living measures. The Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI was established in 2012 to grow the supply of trained public health professionals in Indiana, who can contribute to improving the health of Hoosiers.

Teacher quality is an important driver of student success. In order to improve student outcomes and increase the diversity of educators in Indianapolis, Marian University redesigned and transformed its college of education into the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College. 

Too few of Indianapolis’ Black and Latino students and students from low-income families are prepared to succeed in today’s STEM workforce. To respond to this challenge, Purdue University created a new high school model designed to develop a new generation of skilled STEM talent better able to transition from high school to college and careers.

The 16 Tech Innovation District is a one-of-a-kind economic engine for the city dedicated to world-changing innovation and commercial breakthroughs by bringing together entrepreneurs, academics, corporations and creatives in a single place designed to spark the exchange of ideas that leads to innovation. 16 Tech is committed to inclusive economic growth and will bring thousands of jobs to the city.

In its work to address substance use disorder in Central Indiana, Community Health Network identified a critical need to grow the supply of health professionals trained to treat addiction as well as behavioral health conditions. This led to the development of the Behavioral Health Academy™.

An effective school principal is a key component to improving student outcomes. That is why The Mind Trust is partnering with Relay Graduate School of Education to ensure more Indianapolis school leaders are equipped with the skills necessary to thrive as leaders.

Indiana’s early childhood education system has lacked a standard approach to measuring early math and literacy skills in Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. The Kindergarten Readiness Indicators (KRI) helps early childhood providers like Early Learning Indiana address this critical information gap.