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Monroe County

  • Lead Agency: Bloomington Hospital
  • Coalition Coordinator: Jon Macy

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address: Respiratory Care Department, P.O. Box 1149; Bloomington, IN 47402
  • Phone: 812-679-7216
  • Fax:  812-353-5220
  • E-mail:

County Data

  • county population
  • demographics breakdown
  • smoking rate

Tobacco Free Policies


Monroe County: All workplaces and public places in Monroe County (with the exception of the town of Ellettsville) are smoke free.

Bloomington: In Bloomington, smoking is not allowed in public places and places of employment, including restaurants, bars, membership clubs and out door seating areas. The Bloomington Ordinance became effective on August 1, 2003 for all places except bars. On January 1, 2005, bars became smoke free.

Hospitals and Health Care Facilities:

  • Bloomington Hospital and Healthcare
  • Monroe Hospital


Public School Districts:

  • Richard-Bean Blossom CSC
  • Monroe County Community School Corporation

Government Buildings:


  • Health Services Building Airport
  • Curry Building Garage
  • County Office Building Courthouse
  • Youth Shelter Building


  • Bloomington- City Sewage
  • Bloomington- City Transportation
  • Bloomington- City Utilities
  •  Bloomington- City Parks
  • Bloomington- City Hall
  •  Bloomington- City Fire
  • Bloomington- City Police
  •  Bloomington- Street Department
  • Bloomington- Animal Shelter


Community-based Tobacco Control Coalition

  •          Arby's Restaurant (Ellettsville)
  •          Asset Building Coalition
  •          Bloomington Hospital Community Health Education Department
  •          Bloomington Hospital Community Relations Department
  •          Bloomington Hospital Respiratory Care Department
  •          Centerstone Behavioral Healthcare
  •          City of Bloomington Department of Community and Family Resources
  •          Community Health Access Program
  •          Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce
  •          Indiana University Department of Applied Health Science
  •          Indiana University Health Center
  •          Indiana University Prevention Resource Center
  •          Indiana University Student Smoke-Free Coalition
  •          Monroe County Community School Corporation
  •          Monroe County Health Department
  •          Monroe Hospital
  •          Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation
  •          Rhino's Youth Center
  •          Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
  •          Southern Indiana Pediatrics
  •          Stone Belt
  •          State Representative Peggy Welch
  •          Wonder Lab

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 smoke free policies for worksites, including restaurants and bars.
  •          Proportion of school districts with tobacco-free campuses.
  •          Extent of tobacco control policies on university/college campuses.  This includes indoor and outdoor spaces such as student housing, classroom buildings, and athletic facilities.
  •          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: $188,000