About us

This Counts is the Michiana community health, wellness and nutrition education initiative aimed at inspiring community members to take positive steps toward improving their health so they may live a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life for themselves, their family and the community.

Spearheaded by Saint Joseph Health System, Notre Dame Athletics and Meijer, in partnership with local organizations, This Counts provides Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness tips, information and insights to help people on their road to a healthier lifestyle.

Partners

Interested in being a This Counts partner? Click here to contact the This Counts team.

Allied Physicians

Allied Physicians of Michiana is a multi-specialty health care provider serving North Central Indiana. With over 50 Board Certified health care providers, Allied Physicians of Michiana is committed to providing unparalleled health care services to our community and the surrounding region.

American Cancer Society

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

Bendix Family Physician

Family Practice Doctors in South Bend, IN providing general and family practice and physician/surgeon needs.

C2 Your Health

The team at C2 Your Health LLC is dedicated to providing you with individual health coaching, work-site and community wellness with a focus on nutrition, lifestyle management and work - life balance.

Center for Hospice Care

Center for Hospice Care is an independent, community based, not-for-profit organization, improving the quality of living through hospice, home health, grief counseling, and community education.

Center for the Homeless

The Center for the Homeless is not a homeless shelter. Our focus is on providing not just life-saving, but life-changing services to each of our guests. Our innovative service model offers homeless families and individuals an on-site structured, step-by-step process to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

Girls on the Run

Welcome to Girls on the Run! – a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 5th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running.

Hannah’s House

Believing in the sanctity of life and the innate value of each person, Hannah’s House is a maternity home that provides a safe environment, programming and support for the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of pregnant young women.

Harper Cancer Research Institute

Investigators in the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) are dedicated to conducting innovative and integrative research that confronts the complex challenges of cancer. Our programmatic structure fosters multi-disciplinary cancer research by promoting interactions among research groups with distinct expertise and by training young scientists to work across scientific fields.

Holy Cross College

Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning offering an applied liberal arts curriculum.

La Casa de Amistad

La Casa de Amistad is a charitable organization that functions as a community center on the west side of South Bend offering varied programs in an effort to edify Hispanic youth and adults in development of leadership skills, increase knowledge and appreciation of their own culture, and develop stronger self-esteem, encouraging fuller participation as community members.

Mahoney Family Dentistry

Mahoney Family Dentistry is dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

Marian High School

Marian High School is a Roman Catholic Secondary School, operated by the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend. Marian is a co-educational, college preparatory high school open to all qualified students regardless of race, religion, creed, color, or national origin. A financial assistance program is available for those who qualify.

Meijer

Meijer is a family business. We believe in treating each other with dignity and respect and are committed to strengthening the communities we serve, including focus on fresh food, thinking and innovation that makes us better at serving our customers.

Michiana CRAN

Learn how to prevent colon cancer and meet colon cancer survivors and hear their stories while you have your questions answered.

Michiana Hematology Oncology

Specializing in medical, radiation and gynecologic oncology, serving northern Indiana in Crown Point, Elkhart, Hobart, Mishawaka, Plymouth and Westville.

Mishawaka Catholic

Mishawaka Catholic School builds disciples of Jesus Christ through faith formation, academic excellence and service to others in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Newton Park

A place for kids.

Notre Dame Athletics

All things Notre Dame sports OakLawn -  Oaklawn provides mental health and addictions treatment for children, adolescents, adults and seniors throughout the Michiana community. Our specialized services range from outpatient therapy to inpatient care and housing.

Oaklawn

Oaklawn provides mental health and addictions treatment for children, adolescents, adults and seniors throughout the Michiana community. Our specialized services range from outpatient therapy to inpatient care and housing.

O’Brien Fitness

O'Brien Recreation Center is very proud to provide the public with a full size exercise and fitness center.

South Bend Office of Sustainability

Your City government and its partners provide many services to help you lead a more socially, economically, and environmentally-sustainable life here in the Bend.

PHM Educational Foundation

PHMEF was established as an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the educational mission of our schools. The Foundation develops alternative sources of income to support learning while strengthening the partnership between schools and community.

RPM

RacePlayMichiana is the premier local source for all news regarding sports and fitness in the Michiana area. RPM is produced in print and online on a bi-monthly basis.

Reducing Obesity Coalition

To promote healthy lifestyles in St. Joseph County through the prevention and reduction of obesity in our community through collaboration, outreach, and education.

Reins of Life

Reins of Life, Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted activities.

RiverBend Cancer Services

RiverBend Cancer Services is a local agency, whose primary goal is to assist people with cancer and their caregivers in the St. Joseph County, Indiana, by providing financial assistance, advocacy services and emotional support.

Saints & Scholars Summer Theology Institute

The Saints & Scholars Summer Theology Institute is an academically intensive and community engaging experience for high school students who are future leaders of our church and world.

Saint Joseph High School

Saint Joseph High School is a Catholic secondary school dedicated to transforming students in heart and mind, preparing them to serve God, the Church, and the world.

Saint Joseph Health System 

Saint Joseph Health System is a multi-hospital health system that continues the legacy of caring for Michiana begun by the Sisters of the Holy Cross and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ more than 150 years ago. Saint Joseph Health System is a Regional Ministry Organization of Trinity Health providing compassionate, faith-based care paired with the latest in advanced medical technology and procedures.

Samaritan Counseling Center

At SCC, we believe in the multi-disciplinary approach – incorporating the mind, body, and spirit – and work together with health care providers to offer exemplary service to our clients.

Select Health

Select Health Network is a collaboration between Saint Joseph Health System and over 750 physicians and healthcare providers. Through responsible resource management and the promotion of quality health care, Select helps employers find innovative solutions to control healthcare costs.

ServiceMaster Clean

Make sure your business is putting its best foot forward with a clean and professional look. ServiceMaster Clean© provides commercial cleaning services to a variety of businesses, from general office buildings to car dealer showrooms and more. Let us come in and do the dirty work so you can concentrate on running your business.

Smoke Free St. Joe

The mission of Smoke Free St. Joe is to improve the health and quality of life of citizens of St. Joseph County and to create a culture within the community where the use of tobacco is no longer a socially acceptable behavior.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs are the U.S. Class A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, based in South Bend, Indiana, that plays in the Midwest League.

South Bend Parks and Rec

We build community through people, parks and programs.

St. Vincent De Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County is a Catholic lay organization with a long history of service to neighbors in need. We offer real support such as food, clothing and household necessities as well as emotional and spiritual support through one-on-one interactions with those who are suffering.

The Kelly Cares Foundation

The Kelly Cares Foundation was established by the Brian and Paqui Kelly family to support organizations, initiatives and programs that closely align with the goals and values of the Kelly family. A strong emphasis has been made on three main pillars: Health, Education, and Community.

The Medical Foundation

The Medical Foundation provides a wide range of top-quality, cost-effective health care services for communities in Indiana. By working together with local health care providers, The Medical Foundation preserves the critical relationship between laboratory, physician and patient.

The YMCA

The Michiana Family YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities.

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Center

When you visit our office, your complete health is our top priority. Our entire TMJ & Sleep Therapy team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

United Health Services

United Health Services promotes the vitality of individual lives through education, direct services, and advocacy. Committed to the health of our community, we deliver high quality innovative programs, encourage personal responsibility for wellness and seek collaborative solutions to emerging health needs.

Whole Foods

We seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about.

Youth Service Bureau

The Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County empowers youth and families to recognize their strengths and unlimited potential. We provide free, innovative and responsive programs that reach out to youth and families. The Youth Service Bureau creates a safety net for those in need, helping them to move from surviving to thriving.