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Indiana State Department of Health

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation > Community Programs > Local Community-Based & Minority-Based Partners > Map > LaPorte County > Healthy Communities of LaPorte County Healthy Communities of LaPorte County

  • Lead Agency: Healthy Communities of LaPorte County
  • Coalition Coordinator: Sandra Gleim

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address: 800 Lincolnway, Suite 200; LaPorte, IN 46350
  • Phone: 219-326-6232
  • Fax: 219-362-9405
  • E-mail: sandy@laportecounty.net

County Data

Total Population - 110,106

Ages 0-4 - 7,116
Ages 5-17 - 19,886
Ages 18-24 - 9,440
Ages 25 and older - 73,664

African American - 11,156
White - 94,972
Hispanic - 3,402

Tobacco Free Policies

Hospitals and Health Care Facilities:

  • LaPorte Regional Health
  • St. Anthony Medical Center

Public School Districts:

  • Dewey Township Schools
  • MSD of New Durham Township
  • South Central Community School Corporation

Government Buildings:

County

  • County Buildings

City

  • Michigan City - City Buildings
  • LaPorte- City Buildings
  • Westville- Town Hall

Community-based Tobacco Control Coalition

  • Community Health Center     
  • Dunebrook-Healthy Families
  • HealthLinc
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • LaPorte Community School Corporation
  • LaPorte County Health Department
  • LaPorte County Schools
  • LaPorte Regional Health System
  • Michiana Resources
  • Michigan City Area Schools Safe Harbor Afterschool Program
  • Minority Health Coalition
  • New Life Community Church
  • Open Door Adolescent Clinic
  • Purdue Extension
  • Purdue University
  • Saint Anthony Memorial
  • Swanson Center
  • Samaritan Center Counseling
  • Youth Services Bureau          

Community Indicators

  • Increase the proportion of Indiana school districts that support and implement a comprehensive school strategy against tobacco use.
  • Proportion of tobacco free campus policies for hospitals, health care centers, and clinics.
  • Proportion of smoke free policies for worksites, including restaurants and bars.
  • Proportion of school districts with tobacco-free campuses.
  • Extent of promotion of the Indiana Tobacco Quitline
  • Proportion of health care providers and health care systems that have fully implemented the Public Health Service guidelines for cessation.
  • Extent of participation by partners within the broad-based coalition.
  • Extent of participation by groups representing disparately affected (i.e. hard to reach) populations in the community. 

 

Funding

  • Funding for July 2009- June 2011: $400,000