Health Outreach, Promotion, & Education (HOPE)
The Health Outreach, Promotion, and education (HOPE) Unit’s mission is to prevent injury, disease, and illness through primary prevention activities such as education, advocacy, and health communication. Through collaboration with other unit’s at the SJC Department of Health, community partners, local businesses, and community organizations, HOPE’s work is critical to overall health and wellbeing in the community.
Executive Session of FIMR Case Review takes place the 3rd Friday, every other month from 12:00p – 1:30pm. - Center for Hospice Care 501 Comfort Pl, Mishawaka, IN 46545 and/or Zoom. 5/20, 7/15, 9/16, 11/18
Community Action Meetings -via Zoom, though are in process of beginning to resume in person meetings.
Birth Equity & Justice SJC, Legislation & Policy Work Group: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9a-10a. - 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14.
Maternal, Infant, & Preconception Health Workgroup: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10a – 11a. - 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13
Birth Equity & Justice, SJC Community Engagement Community Action Work Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 10:30a to 11:30a - 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
Maternal Infant Health Initiatives Community Action Update - 10a-11a - 07/21, 11/30
Locations to be announced.
- Suicide Prevention
- Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Maternal Infant Health Initiatives
- Mental Health
- Substance Abuse
- The St. Joseph County Department of Health serves as the County’s Naloxone distributor. Community organizations, business, law enforcement, and community members can contact the HOPE Unit and receive FREE training and FREE doses of Naloxone, the key life-saving medication for opioid overdose reversal.
- Substance Abuse
Robin Vida, MPH, CHES, Director of HOPE (Health Outreach, Promotion, & Education)
Phone: (574) 245-6749
Kristen Sachman, CHES, Health Promotion Specialist
Phone: (574) 245-6748
Sarah Zepeda, Health Promotion Specialist
Phone: (574) 245-6750