Priority Health Needs

Beacon Health System is committed to embracing the diversity of our community and strengthening the relationships within our community to help make Elkhart County, Marshall County, & St. Joseph County a healthy place to live!

Beacon Health System is committed to helping our community become one of the healthiest in the nation. Creating a healthier community means helping people stay well by:

  • Educating on important topics
  • Providing the means to adopt healthier lifestyle choices
  • Removing barriers to ensure access to adequate health care

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.


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 2020