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.

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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.

About Healthy Jackson County

The Healthy Jackson County Team describes their role and the importance of the coalition in improving the health of our communities.

Contact Healthy Jackson County

(812) 523-4842

Improving the health of our communities starts in the way we eat. Below are many resources to help improve nutrition.

Community Resources
Food Insecurity

Additional Food Assistance Information

2020 Jackson County Housing List

Outpatient Addiction Recovery, Child & Family, Counseling, Crisis & Urgent Care and Psychiatric Care Services

Schneck Mental Health & Wellness

Addiction Recovery Guide

Decreasing Tobacco Use

Smoking leads to a variety of health issues. Our communities offer many resources to help you quit.


Our area is full of opportunities for physical activity. Click here for information on our Guided Hike Series.

Jackson County Resources

  • Seymour Parks and Recreation
  • Jackson Washington State Forestry
  • Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge
  • Jackson County GIS Map

Physical Activity Toolkit

Healthy Jackson County includes a Hispanic Health Task Force that helps address issues that affect our Hispanic population. They are an integral part of communicating important health related information and coordinating access for all.

Grupo Fe Y Esperanza (Spanish Alcoholics Anonymous)

Food Assistance Program Spanish

Smoking, Vaping, & COVID-19 Infographic (Spanish)

The COVID-19 vaccination efforts of the Healthy Jackson County Hispanic Health Taskforce have been recognized by Side Effects Public Media. Please click here to listen to a radio spot and read an article summarizing these efforts. Also available in Chuj - click here to review.

Please click here to listen to a panel discussion of Hispanic Health Taskforce members moderated by Side Effects Public Media.

Healthy Jackson County is having a positive impact on our county and it's residents. Check out some of the success stories below.

  • Aisin
  • Americorps
  • Anchor House
  • Arc of Jackson County
  • Blue and Company
  • Brownstown Community Schools
  • Brownstown Township Board
  • Centerstone
  • Childcare Network
  • Community Foundation of Jackson County
  • Community Health Center of Jackson County
  • Crothersville Community Schools
  • Crothersville Town Council
  • Cummins
  • Day 5050
  • Department of Child Services
  • Girl Scouts
  • Girls Inc.
  • Glick and Co.
  • Head Start
  • Hispanic Services
  • Indiana State Department of Health
  • Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement
  • Jackson County Bank
  • Jackson County Commissioners
  • Jackson County Council
  • Jackson County Farm Bureau
  • Jackson County Health Department
  • Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation
  • Jackson County Learning Center
  • Jackson County Performance
  • Jackson County United Way Covering Kids and Families
  • Jackson County Visitors Center
  • Jackson Washington State Forestry
  • Leadership Jackson County
  • Mayor of Seymour
  • Medora Bank
  • Medora Community Schools
  • Mental Health America of Jackson County
  • Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge
  • New Hope Services
  • Purdue Cooperative Extension
  • READ Jackson County
  • Salvation Army
  • Schneck Medical Center
  • Seymour Boys & Girls Club
  • Seymour Chamber of Commerce
  • Seymour Christian Church
  • Seymour Community Schools
  • Seymour Farmers Market
  • Seymour Human Services, Inc.
  • Seymour Main Street
  • Seymour Parks and Recreation
  • Smith Law Services
  • The Banner
  • The Tribune
  • Township Trustees
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Vision 2025
  • Wal-Mart
  • Yo-Jack

Join us in our efforts to empower our communities for better health. Reach out to our workgroup leaders in your area of interest.

Hispanic Health & Population Health Outreach Coordinator

Jenna Thomas

email Jenna

Mental Health & Substance Use Coordinator

Lindsay Sarver

email Lindsay

Rural Food Access Coordinator

Jill Whitaker

email Jill

HIC Grant Coordinator

Jena Hanks

email Jena

Director of Community Health & Equity

Meghan Warren

email Meghan