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Jennifer Dunlap
Indiana State Department of Health

Dara Eckart
School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Last modified: Wednesday, September 17, 2008

INShape Indiana summit at IU Bloomington to focus on school wellness

Sept. 17, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2008 INShape Indiana Health Summit will be Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Indiana Memorial Union at Indiana University Bloomington. "Healthy Schools, Healthy Indiana," this year's theme, will focus on school wellness and how businesses, community organizations, health care providers and others can work with schools to improve the health of Indiana's students.

Opening remarks will be provided by State Health Commissioner Judy Monroe, M.D.; Robert M. Goodman, dean of IU Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation; and Suellen Reed, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction (via video presentation).

Interested education, health and social service agency staff in public, non-profit and private-sector agencies are invited to attend, as is the public. Registration is $35, and people can register at:

Scheduled presentations include:

  • "The Learning Compact Redefined: A Call to Action"
  • "National Means and Resources to Improve Indiana School Health Programs"
  • "Improving the Health of Indiana School Teachers, Administrators and Employees"
  • "How to Build a Health-Promoting School: Two Indiana School Districts"
  • "Various Resources to Help Build Health Promoting Schools"
  • "Healthy Kids Make Healthy Results: Solutions & Tools for the Greater Community"
  • "Can We Improve the Health and Education"

The 2008 INShape Indiana Summit is being sponsored by platinum sponsor UnitedHealthcare, as well as gold sponsors Clarian Health and Kroger. WFIU (103.7 FM) in Bloomington is the official media sponsor.

Members of the media covering the summit can pick up media credentials at the Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union at registration. No advance registration is required.

For more information, contact Jennifer Dunlap, Indiana State Department of Health, at 317-233-7315 and, or Dara Eckart, HPER, 812-855-7891 and