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Indiana State Department of Health

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation > Community Programs > Local Community-Based & Minority-Based Partners > Map > Lake County > Geminus Corporation Geminus Corporation

  • Lead Agency: Geminus Corporation
  • Coalition Coordinator: Cynthia Sampson

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address: 8400 Louisiana Street; Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Phone: 219-257-7866
  • Fax: 219-757-1856
  • E-mail:

County Data

  • county population
  • demographics breakdown
  • smoking rate

Tobacco Free Policies


 The Crown Point Ordinance prohibits smoking in all public places and workplaces including restaurants, with the exception of membership clubs. Effective on April 1, 2008.

Hospitals and Health Care Facilities:

  •  Franciscan Physician Hospital, LLC
  • Methodist Hospital
  • St. Anthony Medical Center
  • Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare


Public School Districts:

  • Crown Point Community School Corporation
  • Gary Community School Corporation
  • Griffith Public Schools
  • Hanover Community School Corporation
  • Lake Ridge Schools
  • School Town of Hobart
  • School Town of Munster


Government Buildings:


  • Courthouse
  • County Office Building


  • Hammond- City Hall
  • Whiting- City Hall
  • East Chicago- City Hall
  • Gary- City Hall
  • Crown Point- City Hall



Community-based Tobacco Control Coalition

  •         151st Teen Scene
  •         Bishop Noll High School
  •         Clark Road Baptist Church
  •         Crown Point High School
  •         East Chicago Central High School
  •         East Chicago Housing Authority
  •         Faith Temple Church of God in Christ
  •         First Attending Urgent Care Center
  •         Franciscan Community
  •         Franciscan Physicians Hospital
  •         Gary Chamber of Commerce
  •         Gary Community Health Foundation
  •         Gary Neighborhood Services
  •         Gary Southshore Railcats
  •         Golden Recognition
  •         Golden Wings
  •         Hawk Kautz
  •         Holy Family Care Center
  •         Indiana University Northwest
  •         Lake County Clerks
  •         Lake County Coroners
  •         Lake County Small Business Association
  •         Lake County Sheriff's Department
  •         Mt. Herman Baptist Church
  •        Moving in the Spirit Ministries
  •         Moving in the Spirit School for Life
  •         Munster Chamber of Commerce
  •         Munster Community
  •         New Zion Temple Baptist Church
  •         Northlake /Southlake Methodist Hospitals
  •         NWI Wellness Council
  •         NWI Race Relations Council
  •         Ozinga
  •         Pilgrim Baptist Church
  •         Purdue Calumet University
  •         St. Anthony's Medical Center
  •         St.Catherine's Fitness Pointe
  •         St. Mary Hospital
  •         Smoke Free Indiana
  •         Southlake Mental Health
  •         South Shore Arts
  •         Tatum Health Care Center
  •         Tri-City Mental Health
  •         West Side High school
  •         Westfield Theatre Guild

Community Indicators

  •          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 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 for July 2009- June 2011: $460,000