Eternity Now Ministries

Eternity Now Ministries receives $10,000 donation from Foundation for Complex Health Solutions

Indianapolis, IN. December 13, 2017. — The Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions donated $10,000 to Eternity Now Ministries, a nondenominational non-profit organization. Thanks to this donation they will have the opportunity to bring positive spiritual messages to all people to promote health, mindfulness, wellness and spiritual growth. 

Pictured is Eternity Now Ministries founder and CEO, Marty Goens, receiving this generous donation from Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions CEO, Doug Stratton. 

CONTACT:
Eric Banter, COO
765-730-4954
eric.banter@foundation-chs.org

OutCare

OutCare Health Receives $7,000 Donation from Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions

Indianapolis, IN. December 13, 2017. — The Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions donated $7,000 to OutCare Health (outcarehealth.org), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the purpose of providing extensive information and education on LGBTQ healthcare. OutCare recognizes the unique health needs of LGBTQ individuals and connects them with the most appropriate healthcare providers, resources, and events. The organization also strives to better educate medical students, supplement healthcare providers, and energize communities to deliver high-quality, culturally-competent, unbiased healthcare.

OutCare was formed in 2015 to improve the health of the LGBTQ community through a coordinated, multi-level approach to change the healthcare landscape for this population. Key services already put into place in the inaugural years of the organization include: identification of public health services, creation and distribution of educational material, implementation of medical curriculum reform, development and delivery of cultural competency training to healthcare providers, promotion of provider mentorship, and the creation of the innovative OutList—OutCare’s most ambitious endeavor. The OutList is a directory of providers who identify and are certified by OutCare as culturally-competent in the provision of care, treatment, and services of the LGBTQ population.

“Healthcare disparities are apparent and highly prevalent among LGBTQ communities. Health equality requires providers who will impart and advocate for the care, respect, safe space, and cultural competency that LGBTQ people so desperately need,” states Dustin Nowaskie, OutCare’s Founder. “Thanks to the generous donation from the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions, OutCare will now have the resources to expand cultural competency to healthcare providers throughout Indiana and beyond.”

Doug Stratton, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation notes, “Having spent many years in the healthcare industry, I have noticed an alarming lack of attention given to the specific health needs of the LGBTQ and other minority populations. OutCare Health is an exceptional organization aimed at bringing transparency to this cause. The Foundation is honored to support its important initiative. We encourage our supporters to get involved with OutCare and inform their own providers about the organization and the importance of cultural competency in healthcare.”

About the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions: The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization with the purpose of developing and supporting innovative healthcare programs for individuals with chronic, complex, and complicated conditions living in the State of Indiana. The Foundation works with self-funded employers, provider organizations, research organizations, and other not-for-profits and commercial payers in Indiana to help support the programs and to research alternative methods of health and wellness approaches. Learn more at www.foundation-chs.org.

CONTACT:
Eric Banter, COO
765-730-4954
eric.banter@foundation-chs.org

Energy Krazed – Reducing Childhood Obesity in Indiana Initiative

The Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions (FCHS) supports the mission and vision of Energy Krazed dedicated to reducing childhood obesity in Central Indiana by empowering youth to take charge of their minds, bodies, and ultimately their futures.

In 2015, a handful of health-focused individuals came together to assist in the energizing Hoosier healthcare. In 2016, FCHS provided a $10,000 grant that allowed the newly created 501c3, Energy Krazed, to advance the innovative initiatives they have branded as Right Mind, Right Meals, Right Moves. Their mission is to be a catalyst for change by driving superior health habits in our local youth and their families resulting in an enhanced health status ranking of our community.

Countless research studies tie the cause of life-threatening diseases to nutrition and lifestyle. Nutrition, mindfulness, and exercise are well-documented in numerous medical publications for their recognized effectiveness in disease recovery. Despite these innumerable studies, most of the public is unaware of the signification connection that proper diet, positive thinking, and exercise have with life-threatening disease conditions. Our local community is still largely reliant on an expensive and largely ineffective medical system. The current health care delivery system emphasizes the use of….Click here to read more

Shortridge High School Community Garden Receives $8,000 Donation from Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions

The Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions donated $8,000 to the community garden project implemented by Cathy McElroy at Shortridge High School. The courtyard vegetable garden was developed by Cathy a few years ago to show the students and faculty the importance of quality food and healthy eating. Ms. McElroy harvests the garden each week to make lunch for faculty and staff members to show examples of healthy meals that can be made from the vegetables the garden grows. Cathy also loves photography and has created beautiful mural installations of her photos that brightly color the cafeteria and hallways at Shortridge.

An earlier grant allowed for a raised bed garden amphitheater, including four handicap accessible beds. Special needs students helped Cathy plant in the handicap accessible beds last fall and are starting seeds for the garden this spring. “My long term goal is to have the students harvest with me and help make specials for the cafeteria in a cooking class,” stated Ms. McElroy. “The grant from the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions will continue garden growth and help to increase student involvement in the program.”

Doug Stratton, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation noted, “Community gardens have shown impacts in addressing food insecurity, nutrition, education, and childhood obesity. This is a great program that benefits the Shortridge community. The Foundation is honored to support its continued development. We want to in n innovative solutions to healthcare issues, and good nutrition has proven vital to positive health outcomes. We encourage our supporters to get involved in this and other local community gardens to see the effects firsthand.”

About the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions: The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization with the purpose of developing and supporting innovative healthcare programs for individuals with chronic, complex, and complicated conditions living in the State of Indiana. The Foundation works with self-funded employers, provider organizations, research organizations, and other not-for-profits and commercial payers in Indiana to help support the programs and to research alternative methods of health and wellness approaches. Learn more at www. foundation-chs.org.

CONTACT:
Eric Banter, COO
765-730-4954
eric.banter@foundation-chs.org

Community Gardens – Food Insecurity Initiative

The Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions (FCHS) supports the mission and vision of the Fishers Rotary Club Community Garden dedicated to alleviating food insecurities in Hamilton County. In early 2016, FCHS made a commitment to dedicate resources to assist in determining the impact the 2016 harvest had on the local community.

FCHS was inspired by the local action as food insecurity and lack of nutritious options for food insecure families is truly a root cause of complex healthcare conditions in our area. Household food insecurity, defined as the inability to provide enough food for a healthy and active lifestyle for all household members, is not just a local problem but is defined as  as a major U.S. public health problem. Household food insecurity also has insidious effects on the health and development of young children, including increased hospitalizations…..click here to read more

Foundation’s Giving Tuesday

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Foundation would like thank you all for the support that made it possible-you have truly made a difference. Giving hope for promising healthcare solutions is what makes our organization so meaningful. We would also like to look forward to 2017 and give you an overview of Foundation initiatives.

The perpetuating cycle of unhealthy living in Indiana continues to take a huge toll on our youth. Up to ⅓ of adolescents ages 6-19 are overweight or obese. In addition, the rate of diabetes and weight gain in young individuals continues to grow at an alarming rate, and this health crisis is no doubt having a negative effect on school performance and mental health. This issue needs to be a #1 priority in protecting the future of our children.

The Foundation will continue to support Energy Krazed initiatives – our sponsored non-profit program that is taking a proactive approach to stopping this sweeping epidemic. Energy Krazed primarily offers an individualized 9-week health plan for teens as well as community and school based programs. This program is changing the way kids see themselves and is paving the way for a great generation of adults.

Another area of focus for 2017 is Autism. The extensive misunderstanding of Autism Disorder Spectrum encompasses the entire healthcare spectrum; including research, diagnosis, treatment, and skyrocketing costs. The Foundation hopes to incorporate functional medicine to develop a more effective and less costly system for treating the disorders that fall under ADS.  Implementing a more realistic approach with visible results is key, and we also need to make it more affordable for parents. Autism knows no bounds as it affects people equally in every racial and socioeconomic class, and the affected spend up to $150,000 a year covering medical costs.

A third area of focus for 2017 is opioid addiction and opioid related deaths. There are 16 opioid related deaths per 100,000 residents in Indiana each year. The Foundation is supporting Indiana based Innovative Healthcare Solutions’ Bridge Device, which sends gentle electrical impulses into the brain via electrodes placed in and around the ear. This small non-invasive earpiece provides withdrawal relief and pain reduction in as little as 10 minutes, and offers a great alternative to overcoming addiction as opposed to traditional narcotic substitutes.

For this coming Giving Tuesday, you can contribute to the Foundation or complete our volunteer form. From all of us at The Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Written By: 
Mary Anna Welch
Bachelor of Journalism- Indiana University

2016 EMERALD GALA

The Foundation for Complex Health Solutions Emerald Gala was a beautiful event hosted at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Guests and corporate sponsors helped tackle some of the biggest medical issues today that do not receive enough, if any, attention besides in their own niche medical community, and even those are often set in their ways with few prospects for progressive care. Doug Stratton and the board work pro bono in a field where they are passionate and experienced. They work alongside experts that help provide guidance to the system, in order to improve the day-to-day lives of communities affected by these health care problems.

The Foundation would like to thank everyone who attended and helped raise awareness for its goals. The key to the success of the Foundation is raising awareness and events such as the Emerald Gala are a tremendous means to promote these charities.

Though the majority of the population is fortunate enough to not live with sustaining issues that come along with paralysis, stroke, and brain & spinal cord injury, the specific support needed for these individuals is astounding, and recovery is possible if the correct time and resources are utilized. This is a prime example of how the foundations unique approach, through the programs it develops and/or sponsors, fits a niche in today’s medical world. By paying attention to details that affect each condition and individual the Foundation’s programs fill an important void in healthcare.

Supporting medical and social conditions, which are commonly overlooked, is immensely important. The Care and Innovation Award winner highlighted how insurance and hospitals can often leave behind those suffering with spinal cord injuries. The founder of NeuroHope, Chris Leeuw’s story brought tears to the room as he insisted on overcoming his condition and his family fought to find a way to make it work with all parties involved. Through the Foundation’s support, and that of many others. NeuroHope can now further help people who need more attention in the second and most important stage of their journey to recovery after a spinal cord injury, brain injury or a stroke. It is crucial to not only address the lack of opportunities for extended rehabilitation programs, but to work towards the common goal of recovery while encouraging patients in the time they need it most.

The Foundation is striving to make positive changes in the realm of case-by-case childhood issues that get overlooked when people think of medical conditions and illnesses that need funding, and more importantly research. The first step an individual can make is to raise awareness for these complex situations and help bring compassion to the affected individuals.

While the rate of children being diagnosed on the Autism spectrum increases, and the medical expenses for treatment continue to soar, our Alternative Autism program is paving the way in analyzing other therapy and family care options at the research and healthcare level.

Energy Krazed is another support program with the intention of creating an interactive approach to addressing childhood obesity and building confidence among young kids. The Foundation aims to change attitudes and misunderstood health care issues, which not only helps to treat them currently, but ultimately lays an excellent foundation for the future of challenging healthcare.

In addition to rerouting the line of care received by patients suffering from these issues like these, the Foundation’s programs also offer alternative and sustainable ways of living in terms of preventative care. Programs like Healthy Balance and Evolution of U promote key lifestyle changes through a balance of mind, body, and spirit transformation. Techniques include yoga, therapeutic massage, and enhanced nutritional attention to work through chronic pain problems, The all-around holistic approach to discovering the best and healthiest version of yourself is foundational for wellness.

While there’s been fantastic forthcoming success and support for the initiatives mentioned above, there is so much room for growth in terms of research, improved care and awareness with programs such as Hemophilia Disease Management and Right Steps for HIV/ AIDS care reform & support. From all of us at the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions, thank you again for participating in this successful Emerald Gala, and thank you for your continued support.
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Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions receives $500 grant from Goodrid Family Fund

Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions receives $500 grant from Goodrid Family Fund
Goodrid Family Fund/Central Indiana Community Foundation – Public charitable foundations

INDIANAPOLIS, May 26, 2016 – A $500 grant was awarded to the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions (FCHS) from the Goodrid Family Fund, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation. The grant was provided with a purpose to support the area of greatest need wherever the FCHS sees fit. Special thanks goes out to the Goodrid Family Fund Advisor(s) and Stephanie Goodrid Lawson who recommended the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions for this grant.

The Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a public charitable foundation. Accomplishing three things including awarding grants to not-for-profits doing good work in the community, helping donors change the world through high charitable giving, and provide leadership to find new ways to make central Indiana a better place. With more than $700 million in charitable assets CICF connects donors with causes they care about. Making smart, strategic investments, Central Indiana’s most effective not-for-profits are granted funds from CICM. https://www.cicf.org/

We are pleased to receive this grant from the Goodrid Family Fund, stated Doug Stratton, Chairman of the Board for the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions, and I would like to personally thank Stephanie for the recommendation as well as for all of the insight and time she has spent helping us carry out the mission and vision of changing the status quo in healthcare delivery.”

 

About the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions:

The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization with the purpose of developing and supporting innovative healthcare programs for individuals with chronic, complex, and complicated conditions living in the State of Indiana. The Foundation works with self-funded employers, provider organizations, research organizations, other non for profits and commercial payers in Indiana to help support the care of individuals who can benefit from Foundation programs and to research alternative methods of health and wellness approaches. All programs result in quality study outcomes. Learn more at www.foundation-chs.org.

CONTACT:
Eric Banter, COO
765-730-4954
eric.banter@foundation-chs.org

Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions Newest Board Member Announced: Todd Hancock

INDIANAPOLIS, May 16, 2016 – Todd Hancock was announced as the newest board member of the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions.

Mr. Hancock is the President of International Medical Group. IMG is a leader in the global medical and travel insurance market. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IMG also has offices in the United Kingdom and Dubai. Being responsible for the administration of IMG’s global insurance operations Mr. Hancock has been a core leader for the company.

Mr. Hancock over the years has demonstrated his skills and his efficiency by managing the operational integrity of numerous reputable insurance and multicultural healthcare organizations across several continents. With a focus at each continent on global health and benefits plan design, cross-cultural employee development, and the optimization of high performance and organizations.

View entire bio on Foundation Board of Directors web page.

Doug Stratton, the Foundations Chairman of the Board, stated, “ it has been a pleasure to getting to know Todd. His leadership qualities and passion for finding innovative solutions for complex healthcare conditions, makes him a perfect fit for our Board.”

Todd Hancock added, “I am excited to be a part of an organization that is working to change the dynamic of healthcare by providing individualized care and prevention models that achieve better outcomes.”

About the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions:

The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization with the purpose of developing and supporting innovative healthcare programs for individuals with chronic, complex, and complicated conditions living in the State of Indiana. The Foundation works with self-funded employers, provider organizations, research organizations, other non for profits and commercial payers in Indiana to support the care of individuals who can benefit from Foundation programs and to research alternative methods of health and wellness approaches. All programs result in quality study outcomes. Learn more at www.foundation-chs.org.

CONTACT:
Eric Banter, COO
765-730-4954
eric.banter@foundation-chs.org

$2.6 Trillion and Counting

The 5% of the population with multiple chronic conditions is by far the biggest cost driver of total U.S. healthcare expenditures. According to KaiserEDU.org, 2010 expenditures were nearly $2.6 trillion for all healthcare, over ten times the $256 billion spent in 1980. While new medical technology has been a large cost contributor, the demand for the technology is driven significantly by the market for treating the 5%. More than 25 percent of Americans have two or more chronic conditions according to The Department of Health and Human Services. Of Americans over 65, two-thirds have multiple chronic conditions and three-quarters over 80 have three or more chronic conditions. Sixty-nine percent of Medicare dollars are spent on people with five or more.

By 2020, the number of people with multiple chronic conditions is expected to increase to 81 million, up from 57 million in 2000. Unfortunately, much of the healthcare delivered today does not address the problem of multiple conditions being treated by multiple clinicians, each prescribing various tests, treatment procedures and prescription medications. Clinical practice guidelines typically are developed to treat a patient’s specific chronic conditions, not combinations of them. This treatment of individual ailments and not the whole patient often leads to unintended consequences making treatments ineffective or even harmful.