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Indiana State Department of Health

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation > Community Programs > Local Community-Based & Minority-Based Partners > Map > St. Joseph County > Saint Joseph County Minority Health Coalition Saint Joseph County Minority Health Coalition

  • Lead Agency: Saint Joseph Minority Health Coalition
  • Coalition Coordinator: Jacqueline Davis

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4234; South Bend, IN 46634
  • Phone: 574-232-4234
  • Fax: 574-232-4232
  • E-mail:

County Data

  • county population
  • demographics breakdown
  • smoking rate

Tobacco Free Policies


  • The St. Joseph County ordinance requires public places and places of employment to be smoke free. The ordinance allows restaurants to have smoking rooms. Hardship exemptions exist for small businesses. Bars and membership clubs are exempt from the ordinance. Effective on April 10, 2006.

Hospitals and Health Care Facilities:

·         Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center –Mishawaka

·         Memorial Hospital of South Bend

·         South Bend Clinic

·         Madison Hospital Corporation (not tobacco free)

·         Our Lady of Peace (not tobacco free)

·         Riverside Hospital Corporation (not tobacco free)

Public School Districts:

·         John Glenn School Corporation

·         Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation

·         School City of Mishawaka

·         South Bend Community School Corporation (not tobacco free)

·         Union-North United School Corporation (not tobacco free)

·         Veritas Academy (not tobacco free)

Government Buildings:


  • All Government buildings
  • St. Joseph County Library Buildings and Grounds
  • St Joseph County Parks


  • South Bend- City Parks
  • South Bend- City Offices
  • South Bend Fire Department buildings and grounds
  • Mishawaka Fire Department buildings and grounds
  • Mishawaka- City Buildings and vehicles
  • Mishawaka- City Parks
  • Harris Township Fire Department buildings and grounds


Community-based Tobacco Control Coalition

·         21st Century Scholars

·         Alcohol Addictions Resource Center

·         Belivers C.O.G.I.C.

·         Bridges Out of Poverty

·         Changing your Destiny,

·         Charles Black Youth Center

·         Charles Martin Youth Center

·         Feed the Need

·         Housing Authority South Bend

·         Indiana University- South Bend

·         Ivy Tech Community College

·         Indiana Latino Institute,

·         J.F. Nuner Primary Center

·         Olive Street Clinic

·         Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

·         R.A.A.A.P.

·         Saint Joseph Regional

·         Saint  Joseph County WIC program

·         Social Justice Advocacy

·         Towne Freight

·         University of Notre Dame

·         Urban Youth Services

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 school districts with tobacco-free campuses.

·         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: $122,000