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State Health Commissioner visiting the region

Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner, will join Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI) as keynote speaker for its upcoming Legacy Breakfast event on Wednesday, May 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Patrician Banquets in Schererville, Indiana.

Dr. Box will speak on the topic of reducing infant mortality through quality prevention and early intervention programs like those that MHANWI provides.

“We are honored that Dr. Box will be joining us and look forward to her continued insight and support as we face and fight infant mortality issues in our community,” stated Anrea Sherwin, president and CEO of Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana.

MHANWI sees this event as a great opportunity for the community to come to a better understanding of the infant mortality rate and the steps needed to help lower and prevent the rate from growing. The organization was recently awarded a Safety Pin Grant through the Indiana State Health Department to continue its efforts to reduce infant mortality in Northwest Indiana. Funds from the new grant will be used to continue and enhance numerous programs MHANWI offers at no cost to the public.

“This event is key for anyone interested in protecting future generations, and we encourage all business and civic leaders to join us – not only for the event in May, but also in our fight against infant mortality overall,” Sherwin continued.

Tickets for the Legacy breakfast are starting at $35 per person. Information is available on Eventbrite at:

Contact Victor Garcia of Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana for more information or sponsorship opportunities at 219 937-773 x171.

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