June 27 - 28, 2017

Marriott East, Indianapolis

Thanks ...

The Indiana School Health Network and its lead agency, Covering Kids and Families of Indiana, would like to thank all the sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, attendees, volunteers and staff who made the 9th Annual School Health Conference a success. Together we explored educational neuroscience strategies, the WSCC model, tele-health clinics, Indiana's opioid epidemic, health policy changes affecting school health and other initiatives impacting Indiana school health. It was an opportunity to not only learn about, but to embrace and shape change as we venture toward New Horizons in School Health.

Join us next year...

June 19 - 20, 2018

Thank you to our Sponsors ...


Community Health Network


Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Indiana State Department of Health
Managed Health Systems




Meridian Health Services
St. Vincent


Featured Speakers

This year's day one keynote, Educational Neuroscience: Brains, Behavior & Engagement, was presented by Dr. Lori Desautels, an author and assistant professor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Butler University in Indianapolis. Dr. Lori Desautels recently released an e-book "Brain-Aligned Strategies: Addressing the Emotional, Social, and Academic Health of all Students".  Click here to read.

After lunch, Dr. Joan Duwve provided an update on Indiana's Opiod Epidemic in one of the general sessions.

Day two’s keynote speaker was Dr. Sue Baldwin.  Dr. Baldwin is an implementation leader of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model in a large urban district of 60 schools.  Her work is focused on merging health and education initiatives through data driven health decisions, policy advocacy, community partnerships, higher education partnerships and evaluation.  She spoke on Implementing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model through Data and Community Collaboration.

After lunch Mark Fairchild, Director of Public Policy for Covering Kids & Families of Indiana, presented the latest news on the healthcare debate and its impact on children when he spoke on Policy Impacts on Healthcare Coverage in Indiana. 

Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award

This year’s award winner of the Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award is the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation.  This foundation was founded by Kirk and Brenda Forbes to honor their daughter, Kristen, who died of cervical cancer at age 23.  The Foundation’s goals are to educate women and men about: HPV and its tie to cervical cancer, the ability to screen for HPV through PAP smears and HPV test and the HPV vaccines.  Because of the epidemic levels of HPV infection and the under-utilization of the HPV vaccine, the need is great for the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation.  The Foundation team is excited about being part of a major effort to protect young women from HPV and cervical cancer: Educate & Screen. Vaccinate. Eradicate



Past Conferences