Working Together For A Healthier Environment In The City Of Gary
The mission of the CARE Partnership is to engage in a collaborative, community-based process to identify and prioritize risks and to create an action plan to address environmental health issues that affect our health, quality of life, and sustainable economic development.
The CARE Partnership was created through a grant awarded to the Department of Environmental Affairs by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Partnership is composed of community organizations, federal, state and local agencies, local business and Gary residents.
We CARE Because….
The environment can greatly impact how we feel. Some health concerns that are related to the environment include, but are not limited to:
- Asthma and other respiratory problems
- Learning disabilities and problems in school
- Heart disease
- Infant mortality
- Low birth weight