Welcoming the Michiana Community into Care

Building bridges between the community and health resources to advance research, provide opportunities for student education, and improve public health in the South Bend-Elkhart community

Empowering Communities for Health and Well-being

Welcome to the Michiana Community Health Coalition (MCHC)

We are a collaborative force dedicated to enhancing the health and vitality of the South Bend-Elkhart region. Through dynamic in-person engagements, we prioritize:

Research Advancement

Community Well-being

Equitable Access to:

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Improved Public Health

Our Coalition in Action

Comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds— community members, activists, students, health workers, navigators, and certified addiction peer recovery coaches—we unite to tackle prevalent health challenges and current issues together.

Monthly Gatherings

Pooling knowledge, stories, and resources, we proactively address:

  • Access to quality housing, transportation, and healthcare.
  • Complexities of poverty, food scarcity, and lack of support.
  • Educational disparities and research initiatives.
  • Mental, physical, and environmental health concerns.
  • Prenatal care, doula birth coaching, and parent/child developmental support. 

Community Empowerment

Driven by a collective commitment, we bridge gaps within our community, promoting:

  • Student education opportunities, community connection, career advancement, and research expansion.
  • Enhanced regional well-being with equitable access to healthcare, transportation, housing and meals. 
  • Sustainable solutions to systemic barriers, chronic disease management, and environmental concerns. 

Join Our Vision

Together, let's build a healthier, more informed community, creating lasting change for everyone.

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