June 19 - 20, 2018

Marriott East, Indianapolis

Celebrating a Decade of Connecting the Dots

 For the past ten years, the Annual School Health Conference has been a forum for a broad range of professionals and key stakeholders passionate about school health to connect, discuss, learn about and shape the future of school health in Indiana. The inaugural conference in 2008 was the catalyst for the formation of the Indiana School Health Network, in partnership with Covering Kids and Families of Indiana (CKF-IN).  We are proud of the progress we have made and acknowledge there is much more to be accomplished. Please join us this year as we, again, gather together to network, share, learn, and celebrate a decade of Connecting the Dots.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors




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Conference Learning Tracks

Administrative - Focuses on policies, procedures and data-driven decision making for school administrators, educators and advocates

Clinical - Focuses on evidence-based practice for nurses, providers, social workers and other clinicians.

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child - Focuses on overall health and implementation of the WSCC Model to establish greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between health and education across the school setting to improve each child's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.

Health Insurance Outreach & Enrollment - Focuses on strategies to support and conduct outreach and healthcare coverage enrollment activities for Indiana Navigators and others concerned about increasing health coverage in their community. 

Important Links

The conference is being held at the Marriott Indianapolis East, 7202 East 21st Street. 

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Program Agenda

Presentations and Handouts 2018

Conference Program

Conference App

We are pleased  for the second year  in a row to offer a mobile app at the 2018 conference that includes detailed session descriptions, speaker bios, a facility map, local restaurant listings, and much more!
Follow the directions below to access the app. It is worth downloadcing the app before the conference.
Also we would appreciate if after each session you used  the mobile app to complete an evaluation!


Download App for iOS

Download App for Android

App User Guide


Continuing Education

CE Certificate Request & Self Attestation Forms for Nursing, Health Education and Social Work are available at Conference Registration table. Completed certificate requests returned to Conference Registration by 5:00 PM, June 20, 2018 will be processed and a certificate sent via email. Incomplete or illegible forms will not be processed. Due to the volume of requests, processing may take up to 30 days. Please contact barbara@keepsprouting.com with any further questions. 


The Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award was created to recognize Governor Mitch Daniels and his wife, Cheri, for their leadership and contributions to the health of Hoosier adults and children through their work building and promoting INShape Indiana, creating the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), and supporting ongoing efforts to promote health in schools. Governor Daniels was the first award winner.
Eligible individuals are recognized as leaders and strong advocates for student health or a healthy school environment in Indiana. They have made outstanding contributions to improving statewide processes and policies that benefit Indiana schools, and/or they have promoted school wellness policies, school health behaviors, and related activities in Indiana.

2018 Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award Winner:  Zachary B. Kelley


Zach Kelley has been a teacher at White Lick Elementary, part of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation, for the past 15 years.  He has devoted the past 13 years to developing an elementary Kinesiology program that focuses on improving students’ quality of life. All the innovative activities incorporate appropriate developmental movement patterns and skills to challenge students to live active lifestyles and develop outstanding character through cooperative and problem-solving elements while exposing students to an infinite amount of exercise activity.  Students are challenged to stay active throughout the day in classrooms, extracurricular activity and at home—involving their entire family. 

In addition to his teaching duties, Zach has mentored thousands of students with his Juggling Masters extracurricular program, created to provide additional exercise opportunity for all students.  Nearly 160 students from grades 3 to 5 come to school early to learn to juggle various pieces of juggling equipment.  Over 2,000 students have participated in the Juggling Masters program in its 13-year span.
Zach is actively involved in his community through a teen mentoring program through his church, co-chairing White Lick’s Relay for Life committee, and participating in numerous events for the Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure. 
Zach’s philosophy of teaching is to be an outstanding role model for students, staff and his community.  He approaches each day with one simple thought…”it’s not about me.  It’s about the students and the community I serve.  I choose to inspire others by serving others. ”



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