Un programa en español enfocado en la prevención y detección temprana de enfermedades a través de la educación....
This is a regional health priority. Community outreach efforts are coordinated and intentional across both counties to further direct our communities toward
Significant Health Need
Being overweight or obese was cited as the most significant community health issue in the key informant survey and a high priority during group discussions in
both Elkhart and St Joseph counties. In Elkhart 33% of the adult population is obese, and 30% of the adults in St Joseph County are obese. Additionaly, over
17% of the children in St Joseph County are overweight and/or obese. Overweight/obesity is challenging enough on its own, but it is also often correlated with
heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and stroke. To face those challenges and meet this need, Beacon Community Health has created these focus areas and
indicators to assess progress over time.