Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County

Aspiring to be a tobacco-free porter county

The Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County (TEPCPC) was organized with the support of Smokefree Indiana and Valparaiso University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, and funded through a grant from the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission. Learn more by visiting the About Us page!

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OUR MISSION

The Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County (TEPCPC) is dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life for citizens by reducing tobacco use and eliminating health disparities related to tobacco use by protecting residents from secondhand smoke; preventing and reducing youth tobacco use and access to tobacco products; and improving and promoting cessation services to assist smokers in quitting.

Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County

The TEPC offers tobacco prevention and cessation educational programs and services with an emphasis on:

  • Middle & High School students, employees, and parents
  • Porter County VOICE  
  • Support community efforts to counter tobacco point-of-sale strategies.
  • Tobacco-Free Worksites for employers & employees.
  • Multi-Unit Housing outreach, assistance & smoke-free policy development & implementation.
  • Indiana Tobacco Quitline (ITQL) – 1-800-QUIT-NOW
  • Coalition Building – TEPC monthly meetings 
  • Work with Priority Populations

For specific information on how the Coalition provides this emphasis, visit our About Us page.

Upcoming
Events
Details
April 13th
10am-11am
Monthly Coalition Meeting
Our monthly coalition meeting will occur on April 13th from 10am-11am in person. All are welcome to attend! Email carolyn.higgins@valpo.edu for more information.

Location:
Valparaiso University – Ballroom C – Harre Union, 1509 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
April 13th
7pm-8pm
Monthly Mingle
Do you have questions about the youth empowerment program VOICE? Join adult ally Emily Carpenter at 7pm to ask questions and figure out how to get involved. This event is open to all ages and all individuals – educators, students, staff, community members, and parents!

RSVP here – https://forms.gle/aTzexGESgEX6UnBNA
May 11th
10am-11am
Monthly Coalition Meeting
Our monthly coalition meeting will occur on May 11th from 10am-11am via zoom. All are welcome to attend! Email carolyn.higgins@valpo.edu for the invitation link.
May 12th
4pm-7pm
The Wellness Coalition of Porter County’s Happy, Healthy, Safety Fair!
Join us at the Wellness Coalition of Porter County’s Happy, Healthy, Safety Fair!

Location: Northshore’s Portage Building
June 3rd
4pm-10pm
Relay for Life
Join us to celebrate, remember and fight back!

Link to join our team: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR/RelayForLife/RFLCY22VirtualEvents?team_id=2621623&pg=team&fr_id=101999

Location: Willowcreek Middle School, 5962 Central Ave, Portage, IN