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The Planning with POWER project is coordinated by the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program and the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service (CES).  It is a statewide educational program that links land use planning with watershed planning at the local level.  The project is designed to empower communities to prevent and solve natural resource problems resulting from changing land use in growing watersheds and to empower local officials to incorporate watershed protection measures into comprehensive land use plans.
The Purdue Extension Land Use Team offers educational materials and programming to help you and your community tackle these problems and answer these questions. The team is composed of Extension educators and campus-based scientists working together to address land use issues in Indiana.
Engaging in applied research, policy analysis and regional planning.
Providing Indiana citizens with educational programs and information they can use to:

    * Increase community vitality
    * Build leadership capacity
    * Enhance public decision-making
    * Resolve public issues
Rural and agricultural regions throughout the U.S. are presented with extraordinary opportunities as a result of renewable energy emerging as a component to fulfilling our country’s future energy requirements. Decreasing our nation’s dependence upon foreign oil and deriving our energy from cleaner sources are two factors shifting our nation’s energy paradigm. However, equal consideration toward increasing energy efficiency and successful adoption of new energy technologies makes effective use of our diverse natural resources for energy production.
Renewable Energy
Indiana’s people and wildlife require healthy watersheds. Everyone lives in a watershed and each person’s actions in turn affect their neighbors and the land and water “downstream”. Purdue has a number of research and education programs focused on improving watershed protection and restoration.
Watershed Management
An opportunity to expand Purdue's nurse-managed clinic network surfaced when a 2005 survey by the United Way of White County revealed that the number one need in that area was access to healthcare. A patient record review revealed that patients from the Family Health Clinic of Carroll County were driving 30 to 45 minutes from Monon for care.
Center for Rural Health (Nursing) Monon
Located 20 miles northeast of Lafayette, the clinic provides basic healthcare services to the growing Hispanic and Latino populations in that medically underserved area. About 3,000 uninsured and under-insured patients are seen here each year.

This clinic provides an opportunity for the integration of research/discovery, practice/service and education/learning. Currently, several Purdue University School of Nursing faculty use this site for clinical practice and preceptorship. With the growing Hispanic population in central Indiana and most rapid expansion occurring in the Lafayette, Delphi, and Logansport corridor, this clinical site enhances faculty and student experiences with a culturally diverse population.
Center for Rural Health (Nursing) Carroll County
Effective fall, 2009 the Purdue Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy Clinic moved its operations for all new clients to Family Services, Inc. of Lafayette, IN.

If you desire services, please call Family Services at 765-423-5361. You may ask for a Purdue therapist and still see one of the marriage and family therapists that would have worked at the Purdue location. All Purdue therapists have a previous master's degree in marriage and family therapy from a program fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). All graduates of such programs have considerable experience and have received intensive supervision of their work. All Purdue therapists that work at Family Services are currently working on a doctorate in marriage and family therapy at Purdue.
Purdue Individual, Couple and Family Therapy Clinic
The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) increases the ability of individuals and families with limited resources to utilize their food dollars and food stamps appropriately and provide a safe meal environment. Through free, informal, and easily accessible educational programs in the home and community, participants can develop knowledge and skill related to:

    * nutrition and meal planning
    * food purchasing and preparation
    * food safety
    * resource management

FNP assistants deliver behavior focused nutrition education to participants in home and community settings, helping individuals and families to select nutritious foods that fit within their budget. Through live cooking demonstrations and hands-on activities, participants learn how to:

    * invest food dollars into the best nutritious food choices
    * stretch food dollars to last the whole month
    * make healthy choices when eating out
    * protect your family from food-borne illnesses
    * plan meals that their family will love
Family Nutrition Program
Rural Tourism Resources
Hospitality & Tourism Management, Rural Tourism
For over 25 years, 58 Centers that comprise the Federal Highway Administration's Local & Tribal Technical Assistance Programs (LTAP/TTAP) have provided information and training to local governments and agencies responsible for over three million miles of roads and over 300,000 bridges in the United States. The LTAP/TTAP Clearinghouse acts as a central source of information for LTAP/TTAP centers and other industry stakeholders.

The mission of LTAP/TTAP is to foster a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound surface transportation system by improving skills and increasing knowledge of the transportation workforce and decision makers.
National LTAP (Local Technical Assitance Program)
There is a critical shortage of qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers, and these shortages are especially acute in rural areas.  To address to this pressing need, Purdue University has pioneered a program to staff rural secondary schools with highly qualified STEM teachers.

STEM Goes Rural is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary initiative that includes a team of educators closely associated with Purdue's Center for Research and Engagement in Science and Mathematics Education. The initiative also features the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowships, which offer $30,000 stipends funded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Lilly Endowment. Both fellows and STEM Goes Rural participants will have the opportunity to interact with leading scientists and engineers and receive ongoing mentoring as they transition to the classroom.
STEM Goes Rural
The mission of the Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP) is to advance Indiana's economic prosperity and quality of life. TAP supports performance improvement in Indiana companies and organizations through various programs and services that utilize faculty, students, and staff in nine statewide offices. Employers served include companies, hospitals, health departments, and governmental units throughout the state. Impacts are considerable, and since 1986 TAP programs and services have assisted over 8,900 organizations, trained over 9,400 employees, boosted sales by $373 million, increased capital investments by $88 million, contributed to cost savings of $59 million, and saved or added over 5,500 jobs in the state, according to the organizations that were assisted.
Technical Assistance Program