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

  • Lead Agency: Minority Health Coalition- Elkhart County
  • Coalition Coordinator: Tara Morris

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address: PO Box 218; Elkhart, IN 46515
  • Phone: 574-522-0128
  • Fax: 574-293-1403
  • E-mail:

County Data

  • county population
  • demographics breakdown
  • smoking rate

Tobacco Free Policies


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

·         Baugo Community Schools (not tobacco free)

·         Middlebury Community schools (not tobacco free)

Government Buildings:


  • Courthouse Sheriff Department


  • 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

·         Access to Recovery

·         AGAPE Missionary Baptist Church

·         AIDS Ministries

·         Baugo Community Schools

·         Boys and Girls Club

·         Canaan Baptist Church

·         CAPS

·         Center for Healing and Hope

·         Church Without Walls

·         Community Baptist Church

·         Concord Community Schools

·         Council on Aging

·         Eby's Family Fun Skate Center

·          Elkhart Area Career Center

·         Elkhart  Chapter of Black Expo,

·         Elkhart City Officials

·         Elkhart Community Schools

·         Elkhart County Health Department

·         Elkhart County Women's Shelter

·         Elkhart Fire Department

·         Elkhart General Healthcare Systems

·         Elkhart Housing Authority

·         EMERGE

·         Goshen College

·         Goshen Community Schools

·         Greater Bethlehem Missionary

·         Head City Health Center

·         Head Start

·         Ivy Tech Community College

·         Knowledge Empowering Youth (KEY)

·         Life Treatment Center

·         Madison Center

·         NAACP

·         Oak Lawn

·         Open Gate

·         Penguin Point

·         Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church

·         Planned Parenthood

·         St. James AME

·         Tolson Youth Center

·         Women's Care Center

·         YMCA

Community Indicators

·         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

·         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: $88,000