Did you know Hancock County has been one of the Wellness Council of Indiana’s recognized healthy communities through the Indiana Healthy Communities Initiative (IHC) since September 2016 by implementing six key components?
As a community, Hancock County has many healthy attributes to tout. Our local smoking ordinances exceed Indiana’s current laws, we have low crimes rates and safe places to gather, as well as excellent infrastructure and school systems. We also have good career opportunities and an educated workforce.
At a state-wide level, we are ranked 6th/92 counties for health outcomes, and 5th/92 counties for health factors, which is a beautiful foundation for continuing to build a culture where getting healthy, staying healthy, and making sure our children grow up healthy are top priorities.
Working with our community to optimize health through services, programs, support groups and health and wellness education provides value to our residents and fuels a unified effort toward our common goal: better health for everyone.