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September 15, 2016 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | IUPUI Campus
2016 Indiana Public Health Conference

September 14, 2016 | 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. | IUPUI Campus
Pre-Conference Academy: Proposal Writing and Grant Management

Not only are these outcomes preventable, but their prevention would improve the vitality of Indiana’s economy.

For four consecutive years, Indiana has ranked a dismal 41 out of 50 states in overall health. While we can be proud of the progress we’ve made in high school graduation rates, immunization rates, and the low incidence of salmonella, our infants die younger, too many of our children live in poverty, and our citizens smoke more, weigh more, and experience more cardiovascular disease. We have a high rate of violent crimes and addiction continues to plague our families and communities.

Today’s challenges require unique approaches to complex issues. The 2016 Indiana Public Health Conference will bring together Indiana’s most committed and passionate public health professionals and academicians to focus on the drivers of our health ranking and the solutions to our most pressing issues.

A Full Day Of Learning, Discussion, and Inspiration

Keynote Speakers

Our nationally-renowned keynote speakers will share insights on innovative solutions that are working across the country.

Kerry Anne McGeary, PhD, MA

mcgearyDr. McGeary is the senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was previously a professor of health economics at Ball State University, Drexel University, and the University of Miami. Dr. McGeary will deliver the afternoon keynote address. She will discuss the culture of health in Indiana and the action steps that drive health at the community level.

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, PhD, MPH


Dr. Jones is the American Public Health Association’s Executive Board President and the Research Director on social determinants of health and equity in the Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Dr. Jones will deliver the morning keynote on how equity shapes health outcomes.

Learning Sessions

Choose from diverse learning sessions on a host of issues that are critical to Indiana’s future. Be inspired by practitioners, academicians and policy experts who are making a difference and share your thoughts in lively discussions. Topics will include:

  • Health Equity
  • Access to Care
  • Addiction
  • Environmental Health
  • Poverty
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Infant Mortality
  • Education
  • Tobacco
  • Infectious Disease

Exhibitors Hall

Visit our Exhibitors Hall to discover services and agencies helping to improve health in Indiana.

Join Us A Day Early For The Pre-Conference Academy:
Proposal Writing and Grant Management

All seats for our Pre-Conference Academy have been reserved. If you would like to be added to the Wait List, please e-mail JoBeth McCarthy.

Things are changing rapidly in grant funding, and you need to be able to respond quickly and effectively. To receive a grant, you must not only develop the project fully and make the case to match with the current funding priorities of the funder, but also package the idea successfully and succinctly, often to fit in an online format. Once awarded, the real work begins with implementing the project, stewarding the grant organization appropriately, and measuring and reporting the impact back to the funder, organization, and community in meaningful ways. Through the Academy you will learn how to match the funding opportunity to the appropriate corporate or foundation funding sources, draft high quality applications in written or digital formats, and implement, measure, evaluate, and report the impact of grant funds.

You’ll learn how to manage the complete grant lifecycle, including:

  • Researching funding priorities of corporations and foundations to match with project/program goals
  • Creating successful written and digital proposal packages
  • Tracking progress toward project goals
  • Stewarding the grant organization in meaningful ways
  • Reporting the results of the project internally, externally, and to the funder

What You Need To Know

Pre-Conference Academy
Proposal Writing and Grant Management

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Taylor Hall 104 
815 W. Michigan St. | Indianapolis

$25 per person 
Fee includes refreshments and free parking
Capacity: 40 people

2016 Indiana Public Health Conference
The Future of Public Health: The Integration of Policy, Practice and Research

Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:30 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference 
IUPUI Campus Center
420 University Blvd. | Indianapolis

$50 per person for professionals
$30 per person for students
Fee includes lunch and free parking
Space is limited. Register now to reserve your space.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We are grateful to the sponsors of the 2016 Indiana Public Health Conference. Their commitment to improving health in Indiana helped us to bring in exceptional speakers. Their generosity made it possible to reduce the cost of the conference for each participant and allowed us to offer a student discount. See the full list of our valued sponsors and partners.