Our Progress

INSTEP started in early 2018 by building a coalition of over 80 partners to help turn the tide on substance use disorder in the greater Indianapolis area.  Please read our report to understand in detail our progress to date. Our next partner (virtual) meeting is October 11, 2022.

  • October, 2018:  1st Partner Meeting: Challenges with Current State
  • November, 2018:  Solutions for Future State
  • January, 2019:  Co-Leaders Identified and Work Groups Formed
  • February, 2019: Project Prioritization
  • March, 2019: 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Status Granted
  • April 11, 2019: Work groups collaborated on key projects and action steps
  • May, 2019: Steering Committee Meeting
  • June 11, 2019: Understand the workgroup, project team, and steering committee as it relates to the 2019-2020 implementation plan
  • Sept 5, 2019: Discussed project team progress, partner data collection survey and HUB initiative
  • Nov 7, 2019: HUB Interactive Session
  • Feb 6, 2020: Feedback on projects with collaborating partners: The Polis Center, Marion County Health Department, Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition and Voice of the Consumer group
  • April 30, 2020: Interactive virtual meeting to discuss projects: Marion County Public Health Referral Flow Project, Overdose Data to Action, Indiana Recovery Network Peer Program, HUB/Access System of Care, and Consumer Focus Group
  • July 29, 2020: HUB/211/RAP Interactive Session
  • Sept 10, 2020: Collaboration meeting(virtual) with updates and interactive discussion: Introduction of INSAM (Indiana Chapter of the Society of Addiction Medicine), Indiana Chamber of Commerce Update, Marion County Public Health Referral Flow Project Plan, Indiana Prevention Contact Update, HUB/Access System of Care, and Consumer Advisory Focus Group
  • Dec 3, 2020: Virtual meeting with partner updates and interactive discussion: Indiana Recovery Network presented on the establishment of Peer Recovery Hubs throughout Indiana, Marion County Public Health gave an update on the Referral Assessment Project and new advertisement campaign, Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) explained their organization and the impact helping parents has on the community, Landmark Recovery shared about the opening of their 2 treatment centers in Carmel and Indianapolis, and Valle Vista presented an update on their organization.
  • Feb 11, 2021: Virtual meeting with partner updates and discussion: Community Health Network and Eskenazi gave an update on the Central Indiana CARC (Comprehensive Addiction Resource Center), Marion County Public Health gave an update on the Referral Assessment Project and the completion of the Universal Referral form, Release of Information form and Agency Profile, Aspire discussed their new facility in Anderson and their focus on full wellness of patients, NobleAct explained the partnership with Noblesville fire department and police department to help people affected by SUD and overdoses, Overdose Lifeline shared their naloxone distribution program and several other new programs, and Hamilton Center gave an update on their facilities and services.
  • April 8, 2021: Virtual meeting with partner updates and interactive discussion: Marion County Public Health shared the update on the Referral Assessment Project and the start of the new website directory for profiles and referrals, Centerstone discussed their new services and metrics for success, WeBloom shared the growth and goals of the recovery cafes in Indiana, and NewDay Treatment Center explained their residential and outpatient services and definition of success.
  • May 18, 2021: May Spotlight: Recovery Centers of America presented on their new facility.
  • June 10, 2021: Virtual meeting with partner updates and discussion:  Phil shared his recovery journey, Assessment and Intervention Center discussed their center and vision, Adult and Child presented on their organization, the INSTEP Consumer Advisory Group shared feedback and findings and the Marion County Public Health demonstrated the new online directory for referrals, Recovery Assist Platform.
  • July 13, 2021: July Spotlight: Aware Recovery Care presented on their in-home substance use disorder treatment model
  • August 12, 2021: INSTEP Partner Meeting
  • September 14, 2021: September Spotlight: Bridges of Hope presented their services at their treatment center in Anderson, IN
  • October 14, 2021: INSTEP Partner Meeting
  • November 9, 2021: November Spotlight: AAA (Adolescent Addiction Access Program) AAA was implemented through the IU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, with support from the State of Indiana through FSSA Division of Mental Health and Addiction. AAA is an ongoing consultation service and a provider-to-provider helpline, for Indiana providers caring for youth (aged 17 or younger) with Substance Use Disorders (SUD).
  • December 16, 2021: INSTEP Virtual meeting with partner updates and discussion. Partners discussed 2021 progress and plans for 2022.
  • January 13, 2022: INSTEP Virtual meeting with partner updates and discussion. Jay Chaudhary, J.D., Director of Indiana DMHA (Department of Mental Health and Addiction) discussed plans for 2022. Dr. Virginia Caine, Director of MCPHD (Marion County Public Health Department) shared 2021 outcomes and progress.

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