About Healthy Communities of LaPorte County

Transforming LaPorte County

The Impactful Work of Healthy Communities

We are a committed organization that generates local, state, and national partnerships to address vital health needs in LaPorte County. We have turned a $25,000 designation into millions of dollars to provide health-related services across LaPorte County for the last 25+ years. We are unique in that we are the only Healthy Communities in Northwest Indiana and one of a few in the entire state. Beginning as an initiative in 1996, we have expanded to include tobacco cessation programs and have worked towards insuring kids and families. We have two coalitions, Health Coalition and Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Coalition. They are both composed of health care providers, social services, wellness organizations, and employers representing focused on making LaPorte County a healthier place.

Mission Statement:

HCLC promotes the health and well-being of NWI residents through collaboration, education, advocacy and policy development.

Vision Statement:

Improved quality of life for all NWI residents.

Healthy Communities Programs & Coalitions

Covering Kids & Families

Covering Kids & Families of Indiana, Inc. (CKF-IN) is a statewide organization committed to ensuring that all children and families eligible for Medicaid and the State’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) are enrolled.

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program

The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program​ works to reduce the smoking rates in LaPorte County by promoting the 1-800- Quit-Now line. This is a free service available to anyone that wants to quit smoking.


SCRIPT® – Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment – is an award-winning, evidence-based program shown to be effective in helping thousands of pregnant women quit smoking.

Health Coalition

The Health Coalition is focused on improving the health of LaPorte County and surrounding areas by bringing together local organizations to advocate for a healthier community. The coalition aims to develop and implement innovative programs and initiatives that promote better health outcomes for all residents of LaPorte County.

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Coalition

The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission from the Indiana Department of Health has afforded HCLC the opportunity to collaborate with many local healthcare providers, employers, and organizations on innovative prevention and cessation projects throughout LaPorte County.