Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • St. Joseph County Board of Health
    • Dale d. Deardorff, M.D – President
    • Karen D. Davis, M.D – Vice-President
  • St. Joseph Health Improvement Alliance
    • Regular meetings:
      • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
      • 3rd Thursday of every month
    • United Way of St. Joseph County (3517 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend)

Cancer

  • From 2011 – 2015, the rate of cancer deaths was 217.9 men per 100,000 people. There were 1,435 cases reported. (0.22%)
  • In the same time frame, the rate of new cancer cases was 488.9 men per 100,000 people. There were 3,296 cases reported.

Prostate Cancer

  • “In St. Joseph County, Indiana from 2011-2015, there were 666 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 93 Prostate Cancer cases were reported. (0.10%)
    Over those years, there were 138 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in St. Joseph County, Indiana, 22 died of Prostate Cancer”
  • From 2011 – 2015, the rate of prostate cancer deaths was 21.7 per 100,000 men.
  • In the same time frame, the rate of new cancer cases was 92.9 per 100,000 men

Testicular Cancer

  • In St. Joseph County, Indiana from 2011-2015, there were 46 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 8 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.008%)
    Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
  • From 2011 – 2015, the rate of new cancer cases was 7.7 per 100,000 men.

Heart Disease

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Beacon Health System, Diabetes Care
      • Diabetes Education Program at Memorial Drive – (574) 647-7700 

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 896 men committed suicide in Indiana. (population: 3,287,095)
  • Age-adjusted death rate per 100,000: 27.25 (0.03%)
  • Resources:
    • Elkhart County Suicide Prevention Coalition – www.elkhartsuicideprevention.org
    • Suicide Prevention Center at St. Joseph County – (574) 247-6047

Obesity

  • Resources:
    • St. Joseph Reducing Obesity Coalition – (574) 245-6749
      • 8th Floor, County-City Building, 227 West Jefferson Blvd, South Bend, Indiana

*state statistics