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C O R P O R AT E A N N U A L R E P O R T | 1 1 Brandon Brummett, Outreach Coordinator, US Army Corps of Engineers Jane Frankenberger, Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University Jeff Frey, Deputy Director, US Geological Survey Steven Greene, Hazard Mitigation Community Planner, Federal Emergency Management Agency Manuela Johnson, State Disaster Recovery Program Administrator, Indiana Department of Homeland Security David Knipe, Engineering Section Manager, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Ben Knowles, US Air Force Master Sgt., 181st Intelligence Wing, Indiana Air National Guard Mary Moran, Mitigation Program Director, Indiana Department of Homeland Security Rodney Renkenberger, Executive Director, Maumee River Basin Commission Marylou Renshaw, Chief, Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch, Indiana Department of Environmental Management Chris Ritz, Civil Engineer, Natural Resource Conservation Service Al Shipe, Service Hydrologist, National Weather Service Jim Sparks, Geographic Information Officer, Indiana Office of Technology Kent Wamsley, Upper Wabash Project Director, The Nature Center Kathleen Weissenberger, Founding Member of KW Consultants, LLC and Former Director of Grant Services and State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Director, Office of Community and Rural Affairs Phil Worrall, Executive Director, Indiana Geographic Information Council Health Geoinformatics Key Accomplishments Indiana Partnership for Healthy Communities (IN-PHC) • Completing its largest contract to date, the Indiana Partnership for Healthy Communities conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) for the Parkview Health System (Fort Wayne) and its seven hospitals in northeast Indiana. (Established by Polis in 2012, IN-PHC is a partnership that also includes the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and the Indiana CTSI and serves as a community health planning consulting service for hospitals, local health departments, and community- based organizations). We assisted Parkview in identifying community health priorities in each of the counties it serves and developed associated CHNA reports for submission to the federal government. We also developed an Implementation Strategy Resource Guide to assist Parkview in its subsequent selection of implementation strategies. Parkview Health has since contracted IN-PHC for another project to assess their selected 2017-18 community health improvement strategies. Community Health Planning • We developed and launched a new website for the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy called the Bowen Health Workforce Information Portal (http://bowenportal. org/) to allow Bowen’s stakeholders to readily discover, use, and share health workforce data and maps. This effort was funded with grant funds ($230,000) from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the Indiana State Department of Health, and the Family Social 11