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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: Cynthia.Sampson@geminus.org

County Data

  • county population
  • demographics breakdown
  • smoking rate

Tobacco Free Policies

Ordinance:

 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

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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

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Government Buildings:

County

  • Courthouse
  • County Office Building

City

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

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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

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