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2019 Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award Winner

6/26/2019
 
The 2019 Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award Winner is Carolyn Snyder, RN, BSN, MS
 
Indianapolis, Indiana - June 25, 2019- - The Indiana School Health Network presented the Governor & Cheri Daniels School Health Award to Carolyn Snyder, RN, BSN, MS during the annual School Health Conference Tuesday before an audience of 600 professionals passionate about the health of Hoosier students.  
 
Carolyn Snyder has had a long career devoted to public health and school nursing, working always to promote the health of all Hoosier children. She began her school nursing career in 1966 for the North Montgomery School Corporation and continued in that role until her retirement in 2001. Carolyn also served as the corporation’s drug prevention coordinator and sponsored the Parent’s Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE) team.
 
Carolyn helped start Christian Nursing Service, a volunteer nursing service, that became the Montgomery County Free Clinic. She was part of the original board of directors in 1968 and still serves as the chairperson of volunteers. 
 
Carolyn has been instrumental in the progress of the Indiana Association of School Nurses (IASN) by serving as their Executive Director and getting involved in national efforts. In 2015, Carolyn collaborated to bring together the Department of Education, the Indiana Nurses Association, the Indiana Licensing Board, and the IASN to develop Delegation Guidelines for School Nurses that are still used by Indiana School Nurses today. Carolyn’s work with the Immunization Division of Indiana Department of Health has become her passion. She worked alongside others to increase utilization of the Children & Hoosier Immunization Program (CHIRP). As a policy advocate, Carolyn has testified in front of the Indiana General Assembly regarding bills that preserve the health and safety of children. 
 
Carolyn ensured IASN worked with the Indiana School Health Network from its inception and has been instrumental in the success of the School Health Conference. Despite being retired (again), Carolyn continues to do good work to promote the health of children in Indiana.