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Indiana State Department of Health

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation > Community Programs > Local Community-Based & Minority-Based Partners > Map > Elkhart County > Elkhart County Health Department Elkhart County Health Department

  • Lead Agency: Elkhart County Health Department
  • Coalition Coordinator: Mark Potuck

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address: 608 Oakland Avenue; Elkhart, IN 46516
  • Phone: 574-523-2117
  • Fax: 574-523-2158
  • E-mail: mpotuck@elkhartcountyhealth.org

County Data

  • county population
  • demographics breakdown
  • smoking rate

Tobacco Free Policies

Ordinances:

Elkhart Ordinance: The Elkhart smoke free ordinance prohibits smoking in all public places, workplaces, bars, and membership clubs. Effective on May 15, 2009.

Goshen Ordinance: The Goshen smoke free oridinance prohibits smoking in all public places and workplaces with the exception of restaurants, bars, and membership clubs. Effective on September 1,2007.

Hospitals and Health Care Facilities:

  •   Elkhart General Healthcare System
  •   Goshen General Hospital

Public School Districts:

  •   Concord Community Schools
  •   Elkhart Community Schools
  •   Fairfield Community Schools
  •   Goshen Community Schools
  •   Wa-Nee Community Schools

·   Government Buildings:

County

  •  Courthouse
  • Sheriff Department

City

  •    Goshen-City Parks
  •    Goshen-City Police
  •    Nappanee-City Hall
  •    Nappanee-City Parks
  •    Elkhart-City Buildings
  •     Elkhart-City Parks
  •    Middlebury- Town Hall
  •    Wakarusa-City Parks

Community-based Tobacco Control Coalition

  •    Bristol Police Department
  •    Elkhart Brass
  •    Elkhart Common Council
  •    Elkhart Community Schools
  •    Elkhart General Hospital
  •    Goshen Police Department
  •    Heart City Health Center
  •    Healthy Beginning
  •    KMC Controls
  •   Middlebury Community Schools
  •   Oak law
  •   On-Site Health Solutions
  •   Purdue Extension
  •   Recovery Journey
  •   Utilimaster

Community Indicators

  •  Increase the proportion of Indiana school districts that support and implement a comprehensive school strategy against tobacco use.
  •  Extent of community activism among youth to support community change that includes youth involved in the VOICE movement.
  •  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.
  •  Proportion of worksites that provide employer-sponsored cessation support for employees who use tobacco.
  •  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: $190,000