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Howard County

  • Lead Agency: Family Services Association
  • Coalition Coordinator: Shirley Dubois

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address: 618 S. Main Street; Kokomo, IN 46901
  • Phone: 765-457-9313
  • Fax: 765-868-4122
  • E-mail: shirleyd@fsahc.org

County Data

Total Population - 84,964

Ages 0-4 - 5,978
Ages 5-17 - 15,770
Ages 18-24 - 7,054
Ages 25 and older - 56,162

African American - 5,563
White - 76,235
Hispanic - 1,709

Tobacco Free Policies

Ordinance:

The Kokomo ordinance requires all public places and places of employment, including restaurants to be smoke free. Bars and private clubs are exempt from the ordinance. The Kokomo ordinance became effective on October 6, 2006.

Hospitals and Health Care Facilities:

  • Howard Regional Health System
  • St. Joseph Hospital & Health Center

Public School Districts:

  • Eastern Howard School Corporation
  • Kokomo-Center Township Consolidated School Corporation
  • Northwestern School Corporation
  • Taylor Community School Corporation
  • Western School Corporation

Government Buildings:

County

  • County Office Building

City

  • Kokomo- Cultural Center
  • Kokomo- City Building
  • Kokomo- City Parks

Community-based Tobacco Control Coalition:

  • Chrysler          
  • Delphi
  • Family Services Association
  • Howard County Health Department
  • Howard Regional Health System
  • Kokomo High School
  • Kokomo Housing Authority
  • Kokomo YMCA        
  • Mayor Community-Based Council on Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Mayor Youth Council on Substance Abuse
  • Northwestern High School
  • Parish Nursing
  • Partners of a Healthier Community
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Taylor High School    

Community Indicators

  • Extent of community activism among youth to support community change that includes youth involved in the VOICE movement.
  • Proportion of smoke free policies for worksites, including restaurants and bars.
  • Extent of promotion of the Indiana Tobacco Quitline
  • Proportion of worksites that provide employer-sponsored cessation support for employees who use tobacco.
  • Extent of participation by partners within the broad-based coalition.
  • Extent of participation by groups representing disparately affected (i.e. hard to reach) populations in the community. 

 

Funding

  • Funding for July 2009- June 2011: $100,000