Healthy Jackson County

Healthy Jackson County is a collaboration of many organizations within Jackson County, Indiana to improve the health of our community residents. The organization focuses on three key areas: Improving Nutrition, Decreasing Tobacco Use, and Increasing Physical Activity. 


Create and promote a healthy environment to empower our Jackson County community to achieve improved health outcomes. We will do this through: Policies, Education, System and Environmental Changes.


To create a sustainable culture of health and wellness throughout Jackson County evidenced by improved health outcomes.

Community Food Drive

When you are grocery shopping, please consider purchasing additional non-perishable food items and drop off at a 4-H Little Food Pantry or Shed For You.  There are 4 Little Food Pantries and 2 Sheds For You available 24/7 in Jackson County.  Please see this flyer for location information.

COVID-19 Information

The most current information regarding COVID-19 is available from the following organizations: If you believe you have been exposed to the virus or have concerning symptoms, call Schneck's Coronavirus Hotline at 812-524-4266 to speak with trained healthcare staff and be advised on next steps.  Hotline hours: Monday through Friday 8 am - 4 pm.


Local Resources for COVID-19 Pandemic


Upcoming Meetings

Click here to view the Healthy Jackson County 2021 Meeting Schedule.

Please e-mail Bethany Daugherty ( to get the Zoom links for each meeting.
  • Monday, May 10 Decreasing Tobacco Use Workgroup via Zoom 11:30AM-12:30PM
  • Tuesday, May 18 Increasing Physical Activity Workgroup via Zoom 11:30AM-12:30PM
  • Wednesday, June 9 Improving Nutrition Workgroup via Zoom 10:00-11:00AM
  • Monday, June 28 Hispanic Health Taskforce via Zoom 3:00-4:00PM
  • Wednesday, August 18 HJC All-Member Meeting via Zoom 11:30AM-1PM

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
In November, Healthy Jackson County hosted the first Community Conversation to begin development of a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to guide the coalition's work for the next few years.  Over 50 partners participated in this conversation, a record attendance for HJC! We are especially thankful for our partnership with the IU Center for Rural Engagement, and their assistance throughout this process. Please see the documents linked below for notes from that first conversation and subsequent follow-up conversations with workgroups.  If you have any questions or ideas for the CHIP, please e-mail Bethany Daugherty at  We look forward to sharing the completed CHIP in Spring 2021.

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