Creating a Healthier Community

Beacon Community Impact works with multiple organizations in a collaborative health network. We use data-driven, evidence-based and transparent practices to chart progress and measure health impact as a result of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).

We are committed to strengthening the relationships within our community and embracing the diversity found there to help make Elkhart County, Marshall County and St Joseph County healthy places to live!

2019 In Review

For over 25 years, Beacon Community Impact has been committed to improving the health and wellbeing of families and individuals in our community. We take pride in the work we do and strive to deliver quality resources.

40,168 People engaged in Beacon’s three county area
143% increase in the number of minutes of physical activity reported by participants in the Healthy Body priority area.
$4.69 Million given to 43 internal and external programs through financial support, capacity building, and collaboration assistance.
13 programs incubated

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Outcomes

Every year, Beacon Community Impact creates a report that details the combined impact created by our external partners and hard working internal program staff.

Download the Community Benefit Report 2019

Our Priority Areas, Strategies & Frameworks

County Health Rankings showed that nearly 1/3 of the total adult population in the three counties assessed was obese.

Our Healthy Family Priority is firmly grounded in programing that reduces infant mortality and improves maternal/child health.

The prevalence estimates for the IN North Central Region show that 4.7% of resident adults have suffered from a serious mental illness

This priority encompasses a wide range of programming aimed at reducing substance misuse in alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs and tobacco.

This priority takes a holistic approach to improving health by focusing on the areas of housing, safety, behavioral health, and food insecurity.

ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences initiative provides resources to help lessen the effects of ACEs and create a self-healing community.

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support by text.

Text BEACON to 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.

Tue 15

CATCH My Breath Parent and Community Presentation

December 15 @ 11:00 pm - December 16 @ 12:00 am
Wed 16

QPR Question, Persuade, Refer, Suicide Intervention and Prevention

December 16 @ 11:00 pm - December 17 @ 12:30 am

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Creating a Healthier Community

Creating community health is at the core of Beacon Health System’s mission. We believe promoting responsible, preventive health in our community is the right thing to do, and is key to long-term cost effectiveness. Improving the health of our region’s residents is as much social, economic and environmental as it is a medical issue.