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.

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 Whole Child Model to establish greater alignment, integration and collaboration between health and education across the school to improve each child's cognitive, physical, social and emotional development integrating not just policies but also processes and practice.  This track has sessions for everyone including health educators, nurses, providers, social workers, public health advocates and school administrators.

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


Hotel - The conference is being held at the Marriott Indianapolis East, 7202 East 21st Street. Special room rates of $145/night are available when booked by May 18th.
Conference Flier -  We know you will want to share with colleagues!

Scholarship Application
Draft Program Agenda

Note:  We will be applying to offer continuing education credits for Nursing, Health Education, Social Work and Indiana Navigator.  

Sponsorship Form
Exhibitor Application
Award Nomination Form



Dr. Michael J. Mann

Michael J. Mann spent over 15 years working as a teacher, principal, and administrative leader and was fortunate to be a member of high performing educational teams that prioritized promoting student health and wellbeing as a means to improving student academic outcomes and their prospects for life success. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of Public Health, where he teaches and conducts research on public school and public health partnerships as a means of ensuring the wellbeing and success of every child. His presentations are thoughtful, often touching and humorous, celebrations of how schools can help every student discover their own greatness.


Tommy Reddicks

Tommy is an educator, administrator, author, presenter and artist. He began his career teaching music in public, private, and charter schools from 1995 to 2009 before moving into school administration. He is currently Executive Director of Paramount School of Excellence in Indianapolis.
As a strong believer in data-driven solutions for health and education, Tommy began partnering with health initiatives in Indianapolis in 2011. Through data-driven collaborations with the Richard M Fairbanks Foundation, Community Health Networks, Indiana University, Research and Evaluation Resources, and the M.A. Rooney Foundation, Tommy has pushed for innovations in school-based health center models by leveraging correlations between academic performance and social determinants of health.


Dr. Lori Desautels

Dr. Desautels graduated with a BS in Special Education from Butler University, a MS in counseling education from Indiana University and earned her Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis on early adolescence/thought formation from Indiana University and American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT). She is a featured writer for Edutopia, and has written several books, including "How May I Serve You, Revelations in Education,” "Unwritten, The Story of a Living System" co-authored with educator Michael McKnight, and recently published “Brain-Aligned Strategies: Addressing the Emotional, Social, and Academic Health of all Students.”



Sponsorship Form

Sponsors are critical to the success of the conference!  Contact Norma Napoli to discuss how your organization can Connect the Dots

Click HERE to read the full 2017 conference evaluation.  



Exhibitor Application

Why exhibit at the 2018 ISHN School Health Conference?

  • In 2017, this conference attracted almost 400 professionals from schools, healthcare, social service organizations and government. 
  • 2017 exhibitors agreed or strongly agreed that exhibiting was a value to their organization. 
  • This conference encourages attendees to visit ALL exhibits by offering excellent door prizes upon completion of a "passport". 
  • Last year, we were limited to 30 exhibits and had to turn some exhibitors away.  In response, we are reserving additional spaces. 
Click HERE to read the full 2017 conference evaluation.  Reserve your space today!

Award Nominations

 Nomination Form

The Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award is presented each year during the ISHN School Health Conference. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated leadership and dedication to promoting school health and wellness activities in Indiana schools.
Who do you want to see honored for their impact in your community and schools? Click  here for more information about the award and to complete the nomination form. Nominations due April 30th.



Past Conferences