Melanie Cline
Melanie Cline
Assistant Director, Lean Services


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*Funding for this project was made possible by Flex funding, HRSA Grant # H54RH00042, from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the Indiana State Office of Rural Health.

LHTI Cohort 1 - Certified Lean Offices Sustainment Program

The Indiana State Office of Rural Health (INSORH) and Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) offer Cohort 1 additional Lean First training and certification from Purdue Healthcare Advisors in 2019-2020 based on funding availability.

Your new and existing employees can receive training, coaching and certification to be a Lean Daily Improvement (LDI) Facilitator or Lean Practitioner. You also may require a one-day (8-hour), onsite coaching session for your improvement events. All training will be customized based on your stated needs. Apply below for participation in this program by the Sept. 18, 2019, deadline.

Main Contact's Information

Lean Practitioner (LP) Training Sessions

Training sessions delivered in person. Five options provided:

  • October 1-4
  • October 15-18
  • November 19-22
  • December 9-12
  • January 7-10

LP Candidates

Lean Daily Improvement (LDI) Facilitator Training Sessions

Training and coaching sessions delivered remotely through project certification. Four modules over two days with break midway for homework completion. Two options provided:

  • November 11 & 18
  • January 20 & 27

LDIF Candidates

Coaching Session

One-Day Coaching Session Session delivered in person with a schedule based on the urgency of your needs.

A few things to consider:

  1. LDI is not a pre-requisite for LP training.
  2. Individuals who cannot make it to their assigned session must attend another.
  3. If you are interested in training more than two (2) LDIs or two (2) LPs this funding round, please give PHA Senior Advisor Melanie Cline, RN, MSN, LPC, a call at 317-389-0530 or email her at

Thank you for taking the time to apply for the LHTI's Certified Offices Sustainment Program. PHA will send verification to all applicants and "cc" the main contact at each site by September 25th. Upon submission of this form, your main contact will receive an email confirming your application and listing your responses.

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