Our Focus

DHC has chosen to focus on areas identified in the 2005 Epidemiology Report.
The Epidemiological Report, a report on the health concerns of Northwest Indiana and an assessment of community health in Lake, LaPorte and Porter Counties, is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in the region. The assessment provided the information needed to consider when developing effective interventions so that DHC could identify issues of greatest concern and decide to commit resources to those areas, thereby making the greatest possible impact on our community health status.
Learn more about our areas of concern:


ImmunizationsChildhood Immunizations
82.0% of children in Indiana aged 19 to 35 months were up to date for immunizations according to the National Immunization Survey.
Flu Shots
Elderly adults, as well as high-risk non-elderly adults, in Northwest Indiana are less likely to receive a flu shot than their national counterparts.
Pneumonia/Influenza Deaths
Pneumonia/influenza death rates for all three counties in Northwest Indiana are more favorable than rates nationwide.
Immunization and Infectious Diseases NW IN US HP2010 Significance vs. U.S. Significance vs. HP2010
% Flu Shot in Past Yr (65+) 46.4 66.6 90 WORSE Does NOT Meet Goal
% Flu Shot in Past Yr (High-Risk 18-64) 26.4 38.6 60 WORSE Does NOT Meet Goal
Age-Adjusted Pneumonia/Influenza Deaths/100,000 12.3 22.6   BETTER  


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