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:

Physical Activity

Physical ActivityActivity Levels
Compared to activity levels nationwide, Northwest Indiana area adults are less likely to engage in physical activity, including light/moderate physical activity, vigorous physical activity or any type of leisure-time activity.
Physical Activity & Fitness NW IN US HP2010 Significance vs. U.S. Significance vs. HP2010
% No Leisure-Time Physical Activity 31.5 26.8   WORSE  
% Light/Moderate Physical Activity 13.8 18.4 30 WORSE Does NOT Meet Goal
% Vigorous Physical Activity 31.5 36.3 30 WORSE indeterminable
Age-Adjusted Heart Disease Deaths/100,000 257.3 240.8 213.7 WORSE Does NOT Meet Goal
% Received Advice on Exercise in Past Year 39.8 36.6   similar  


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