Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences provides education to individuals and communities of all ages in Indiana's 92 counties. We bring university information-both in person and online-to help people strengthen relationships, eat smart, improve health, and achieve financial wellness.

The four pillars Health & Human Sciences focuses on are:

  • Food
  • Family
  • Money
  • Health

Eat Right- What we eat impacts our health and wellbeing. To help prevent and manage chronic diseases, HHS Extension offers guidance on healthy food choices and meal preparation.

Strengthen Families- Strong individuals and families build a foundation for healthy communities and a productive society. HHS Extension programs and resources address issues across the lifespan, including child care, school readiness, relationship and aging.

Spend Smart- Everyone benefits from learning how to make smart choices that maximize their finances and household resources. HHS Extension delivers best practices for all of your money management needs.

Live Well- Many risk factors for disability or death are preventable, and HHS Extension is dedicated to helping individuals and families improve their quality of life.

Programs offered:

  • Dining with Diabetes
  • Get WalkIN'
  • How to Read Food Nutrition Labels
  • Walking Club
  • Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
  • Food Budgeting and Meal Planning
  • Food Allergies 101
  • Sleep on It: Why Sleep Matters
  • Be Heart Smart
  • and more!

For a list of more of our statewide program opportunities, you can visit our State HHS Website:

If you are interested in one or more of the programs offered, please contact Amy Runkel by phone or email.

Contact Us


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 Amy Runkel

Health & Human Sciences
180 S Main Street, Ste 229
Martinsville, IN 46151
(765) 342-1010


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