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ItemHomelessness in Indianapolis: 2022 Marion County Point-in-Time Count(Center for Research on Inclusion & Social Policy, 2022-07-21) Bow, Brendan; Beebe, Gwen; Arun, Nidhi; Cope, Jacquelynn; Lawrence, Roxy; Camacho-Reyes, Karla; Gibson, Amy; Eckert, MarissaFor more than a decade, the IU Public Policy Institute (PPI) and the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) have collaborated with local organizations to conduct Marion County’s annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. As mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the PIT Count reports the number of people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. This report highlights key findings and takeaways from the PIT Count to inform policy decisions and service provision. ItemInclusive growth in Indianapolis: a framework for equitable economic growth(Center for Research on Inclusion & Social Policy, 2021-08) Holcomb, Chris; Arun, Nidhi; Camacho Reyes, KarlaSince 2017, the Indy Chamber has worked with Brookings Institute and other partners to assess Indianapolis’ progress on achieving inclusive economic growth. They found that while the area’s job growth exceeded national trends in recent years, the city was falling short in wage growth and providing high-quality jobs and services. Given this context, this brief introduces a new data-driven framework for measuring inclusive growth and applies it to Indianapolis to track the city’s progress on these goals. It identifies significant challenges facing communities of color in the city and outlines key recommendations for policy makers to consider as they work to foster economic inclusion. ItemMaternal Mortality in Indiana (2022): Contributing factors and policy recommendations(Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy, 2022-12-12) Arun, Nidhi; Sharma, Vatsla; Thuranira, ElizabethIndiana has the third highest maternal mortality rate in the nation, at 44 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births. In 2020, the rate was 23 per 100,000, up from 12 per 100,000 in 2018. The Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy found that contributing factors to this high rate include a lack of access to maternal health services and OB/GYNs around the state, inadequate care for maternal mental health and substance use disorders, and a lack of diversity and cultural awareness among Indiana’s health care workforce. The researchers recommend expanding equitable access to health care coverage, creating more diverse and inclusive health care environments, co-locating maternal and mental health care services, integrating mental health and substance use treatment services in prenatal settings, and bridging gaps in communities that face health care issues, such as those without access to adequate maternal and delivery care in hospitals. ItemRefugee Resettlement in Indiana (2022)(Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy, 2022-08-23) Arun, Nidhi; Schultz, Kristi; Lawrence, RoxyThere are approximately 27,800 refugees in Indiana. From 1970–2007, between 200 and 500 refugees resettled in Indiana each year. The Syrian civil war led to a 63% increase in refugee arrivals in the Hoosier State from 2011 to 2015. In 2016 alone, 1,934 primary refugees—those who entered the United States through Indiana—resettled in the state. In the most recent count, 202 refugees arrived in the state between October 2020 and September 2021. As refugee populations grow, states must have the necessary infrastructure in place to resettle and support these individuals. This brief describes the unique challenges and barriers of resettling refugees in Indiana, highlights gaps in services, and pinpoints practices and policies that may effectively and sustainably address refugee needs in Indiana.