Knox Co HHS

Upcoming HHS Events for Knox County

Area 3 - Southwest District

Area 3 is part of the Southwest District and includes the following 11 counties: Knox, Daviess, Martin, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Perry. For HHS event listings for all counties in Area 3 click here.

Area 3 HHS event calendar

HHS programs offered in Knox County

This is not an exhaustive list of programs available. This list includes some of the most frequently offer/requested programs.

ServSafe Manager Certification is an approved training in the state of Indiana to become a certified food protection manager.

ServSafe Food Handler is for anyone else who needs basic food safety and food handling training, including home-based vendors, food service workers, volunteers, or others who work with food who only need the basic training. This course is NOT intended for food service managers.

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Did you know you should get your pressure canner dial gauge tested annually? Call the Extension Office to schedule an appointment to get your gauge tested for accuracy. There is a $5 fee.

Are you interested in a food preservation workshop? Call the Extension Office to find out about upcoming classes on canning, drying, freezing, etc.! You can look for statewide events here.

Have specific questions on preserving food? Consider the National Center for Home Food Preservation your go-to source! View their webpage here. If you have more specific questions, please give me a call at 812-882-3509.

Tune in to Bite by Bite: Nutrition for Life. A broadcast of Purdue University Extension, where we cut through the hype, explore the science behind food & nutrition, and provide practical tips for incorporating healthful strategies into everyday life.


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This eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use challenge and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

One in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be difficult to detect. For friends and family members, it can be hard to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them in a timely manner.

Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.

“The number one need that I hear folks in our community talk about is regarding mental health. Mental Health First Aid allows regular people; friends, neighbors, sisters, co-workers, to recognize the signs of a mental health illness and to reach out and be a bridge for that person to receive hope and support,” says Tonya Short, Health & Human Sciences Educator for Purdue Extension – Knox County.

 For more information contact Tonya Short at 812-882-3509 or

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