Health Council is providing free copies of a health resource booklet for
at-risk families. This directory
includes information about local organizations that
provide services to families and children. It further
gives essential basic care and safety information
for child-rearing support.
Health Council worked in collaboration with
the Literacy Council and Covering Kids & Families
Council to develop and print this booklet.
The booklet also is being translated into Spanish. In addition, the council is printing a 2-sided sheet that details the varied services of HealthLinc in MIchigan City, and Community Health Center in LaPorte.
for this important resource include Michigan City
Enrichment Corporation, Sand Castle Shelter for
Children and Families, and LaPorte County Health
Any family or organization wishing to receive copies of this helpful booklet may call Literacy Coordinator Judy Hanish at 879-2552.
issues continue to be a strong focus for Healthy Communities.
The Health Council has printed a two-sided reference sheet to inform residents about specific offerings at the HealthLinc and Community Health Center clinics. With strong growth over the past year at both health care organizations, it was felt that this reference would be very valuable to the general public, as well as social service providers. The sheet also is being translated into Spanish.
Past projects from the Health Council included offering an expert panel on methadone usage to share more information with local health care and social service professionals.
The group also provided a series of free nutrition
/ obesity prevention classes in the community in collaboration with Purdue
the collaborative Super Shot Saturday immunization program was developed
through the Health Council, vaccinating nearly 800 children over
a four year period. Many of these children also received free vision
screening courtesy of RSVP.
serve as the umbrella for the Maternal and Child Health Coalition,
and are meeting with this
group to tackle specific maternal-child health issues for the county.
important focus was assisting United Way and other partners with
a regional health needs assessment, and supporting the Drug Free Partnership
in developing an epidemiological study of alcohol, drug and tobacco
usage in the county.