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Indiana State Department of Health

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation > Community Programs > Local Community-Based & Minority-Based Partners > Map > Lake County > Gary Community Health Foundation Gary Community Health Foundation

  • Lead Agency: Gary Community Health Foundation
  • Coalition Coordinator: Irene Booth Phillips

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address: 1021 West 5th Avenue, Suite 235; Gary, IN 46402
  • Phone: 219-883-7848
  • Fax: 219-883-1955
  • E-mail:

County Data

  • county population
  • demographics breakdown
  • smoking rate

Tobacco Free Policies


Crown Point Ordinance: The Corwn 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

·         20th Century Baptist Church

·         American Family Insurance

·         B & W Security

·         Calumet Township Trustee Office

·         City of Gary

·         Charter School of the Dunes

·         Clark Road Baptist Church Family Genesis Center

·         Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

·         Drifting Dunes Girl Scout Council

·         East Chicago Community Health Center

·         Family Wellness Center

·         First Impressions

·         Gary City Court

·         Gary Community Health Center

·         Gary Fire Department,

·         Gary Frontiers Service Club

·         Gary Health Department

·         Gary Mid-Town NNORC Project

·         Gary Neighborhood Services

·         Geminus Corporation

·         Gethsemane Baptist Church

·         Golden Recognition

·          Healthwise Fitness

·         Jefferson Elementary School

·         Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

·         Lake Ridge School District

·         Merrillville School District

·         New Hope Baptist Center

·         Nurturing Assistance to Assure Life Expectancy

·         Post Tribune Newspaper

·         Provisions Educational Network

·         Purdue University- Calumet Campus

·         River of Life Ministries

·         Roosevelt High School

·         Thea Bowman Academy

·         The Caring Corner

·         The Talks Connection Radio Network

·         The Times Newspaper

·         Tolleston Middle School

·         Urban Enterprises Charter School

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.

·         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: $325,000