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.
Speakers include representatives from Health by Design, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana United Ways, Purdue Extension, and others.
Cost/Who Can Attend
- $65 for IPA members and their guests
- $95 for non-member grantmakers and philanthropic decision-makers
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 contact Jill Gordon at 317-630-5200 Ext. 116 to register your guests (provide their name, title, organization, and email). 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.
Locations & Registration
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
Lake/Harvest Room, 1401 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
June 6 | Northeast Region
Grand Wayne Center
Calhoun Ballroom CD, 120 West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
June 11 | Central Region
Woodland Hall South, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038
June 12 | Southeast Region
Mid-America Science Park
Business Center Room 126, 821 South Lake Road South, Scottsburg, IN 47170
June 13 | Southwest Region
Huntingburg Event Center
Menke Room, 110 East 14th Street, Huntingburg, IN 47542
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.