Northwest IPA Regional Forum | Growing Healthy Communities
Your zip code should not determine how well you live or your future success.
Every community in Indiana has the potential to thrive. Learn cross-sector strategies to improve trends in education, workforce development, place-making, and general well-being by registering for the IPA Regional Forums on Growing Healthy Communities.
IPA’s five regional forums connect local leaders in locations across Indiana. Facilitated by Health by Design, participants will learn socioeconomic factors affecting their communities and explore cross-sector opportunities to improve outcomes.
Each forum addresses the fact that where we live is far more influential than our genetic code in determining how long and how well we live. Field experts and local service providers will explore the social determinants of health (education, income, social support) and policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. Attendees will learn about regional initiatives centered on workforce development, nutrition, and substance abuse prevention. An action planning workshop will help funders consider ways to shift their thinking, program activities, and investments proactively to support healthy and thriving communities with lasting impact.
Cost/Who Can Attend
- $65 for IPA members and their guests
- $95 for non-member grantmakers and philanthropic decision-makers
Register by May 31
Registration closes May 31, 2019. To request a registration after this deadline, contact Jill Gordon at 317-630-5200 Ext. 116.
IPA Members Bringing a Team
IPA members may bring guests outside their organization who they engage on community issues relevant to this program. Each guest will be charged at the member rate of $65. Please complete this form for each guest, and contact Jill Gordon at 317-630-5200 Ext. 116 if you have questions. You may pay over the phone or request an invoice.
Guests may include board members, grantees, Stellar Community teams, locally elected officials, economic development staff, United Way affiliates, hospital or health foundations, school administrators, chambers of commerce, leadership academy teams, corporate partners, and others your foundation works with on community issues.
Agenda & Speakers
|Overview on Social Determinants of Health and Upstream Funding||Kim Irwin, Executive Director, Health By Design|
|Funders Role in Supporting Health and Human Service||Rachel Lane, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Business Transformation, Office of Social Determinants of Health, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)|
|Panel on Regional Initiatives Addressing Social Determinants of Health||
Education and Workforce Development: Kathy Neary, Workforce Alignment Consultant, Ivy Tech Community College Valparaiso
Healthy Food Access: Erin Sherrow-Hayse, Lake County Wellness Coordinator, Purdue Extension
United Against Opioid Abuse: Kim Olesker, President and CEO, United Way of Porter County
|Panel on Regional Collaborations and Partnerships||
Collaborations on Education, Healthy Living, and Stellar Communities: Linda Yoder, Executive Director, Marshall County Community Foundation
Mishawaka Community Educational Greenhouse: Jacob Crawford, Landscape Manager Urban Forester, Mishawaka Parks and Recreation
Mishawaka Fitness Court: Phil Blasko, Parks Superintendent, Mishawaka Parks and Recreation
|Action Planning Workshop||Kim Irwin, Executive Director, Health By Design|
Select a location below to register. Each event takes place from 10 AM to 3 PM local time.
June 5 | Northwest Region
Porter County Community Foundation, Valparaiso
June 6 | Northeast Region
Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne
June 11 | Central Region
Conner Prairie, Fishers
June 12 | Southeast Region
Mid-America Science Park, Scottsburg
June 13 | Southwest Region
Huntingburg Event Center, Huntingburg
Getting Social at #IPAforum19
Use our hashtag #IPAforum19 on social media to share stories of your time spent at the Regional Forums, to mention local issues, and to share insights and solutions.