Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences provides education to individuals and communities of all ages in Indiana's 92 counties. We bring university information 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

Contact Us

headshot Amy Runkel

 Amy Runkel

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

Eat Right- What we eat impacts our health and well-being. 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, relationships, 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 programs, please contact our office 765-342-1010

Featured Programs

 Get Walking Program Flyer (updated 7-19-23)