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

Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Research shows that a healthy weight and staying active can also improve overall mood and well-being.

Our Healthy Family priority focuses on programming that improves maternal and child health outcomes, and fosters positive family relationships. 

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

We recognize that mental health issues need increased acknowledgement within our community.

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 2023