Eskenazi Health Launches New Program to Help Professionals Cope with Stress and Trauma

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 29, 2020 - Eskenazi Health Hoosier Heartland Healing Collaborative (HHHC), a new Eskenazi Health-led program in partnership with Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) and funded, in part, by the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, aims to equip the community at large with skills proven to aid in alleviating trauma and secondary trauma. The first cohort will begin Wednesday, with additional cohorts planned for 2021.

Over the past decade, residents of Indianapolis have experienced substantial challenges related to violence and addiction. Where violence and addiction are present, the consequences ripple throughout the community resulting in chronic, multi-generational trauma. Systems of support – health care providers, corrections staff, educators, faith leaders and other community leaders – often find themselves in a position where they lack the skills to work through their own secondary and personal traumas, leaving them at risk for many of the same challenges faced by their patients, clients, students and parishioners. Using CMBM’s evidence-based model, the HHHC will teach participants how to use self-care and group support as tools for stress- and trauma-relief along with how to build resilience. The program is available to all and ideal for anyone facing high stress environments, both professionally and personally.

More information on the program can be found at:

Hoosier Heartland Healing Collaborative is being made possible, in part, through a grant from the Herbert Simon Family Foundation. Herbert Simon Family Foundation is a private non-operating foundation. Established in 1999, the foundation has been providing support for organizations in hopes of creating more equitable, sustainable and vibrant communities with an emphasis on Central Indiana. In 2011, Herbert Simon Family Foundation expanded its board to include the second generation of the family and engaged CICF’s philanthropic services, including strategic charitable advising and grant-making counsel. The foundation provides grants in Central Indiana in the areas of: Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Environment, and Social Justice. This is the third grant from Herbert Simon Family Foundation to support mind-body wellness efforts through Eskenazi Health.


CONTACT: Tom Surber

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