Join us on Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2 for the 2014 Public Health Nurse Conference "Staying Connected: Self, Profession, Community." Come hear national and local speakers discuss the latest in clinical care and take part in the "Connect with You" sessions that focus on self-care and taking the time to take care of your mental and physical health.
William C. VanNess, II, MD, is the Indiana State Health Commissioner. Dr. VanNess was appointed by Governor Mike Pence as the Indiana State Health Commissioner on January 14, 2013. He has served as a member of the Executive Board for the Indiana State Department of Health from 2006 to 2012. Dr. VanNess has 39 years of health care experience in Indiana, including 24 years in active practice as a board certified family physician. Dr. VanNess is passionate about the mission, vision, and top public health priorities of the Indiana State Department of Health.
Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS), is the director of CDC's Center for Global Health. Prior to this appointment, she served as the director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and has worked at the CDC since 1988 on immunization, respiratory, and other infectious diseases. Prior to her current appointment, she served as the director of CDC's National Immunization Program (NIP); acting director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID); chief of the Respiratory Diseases Branch at NCID; and as the initial medical director of the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs)/Emerging Infections Program Network, a multi-state collaboration between CDC, state health departments and academic institutions that tracks invasive bacterial infections, informs vaccine and prevention policy, and monitors program impact. Dr. Schuchat was named an Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service in 2006.
Chad S. Priest, RN, MSN, JD, is the Assistant Dean for Operations & Community Partnerships at the Indiana University School of Nursing and the Program Director for Disaster Medicine Fellowship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is also a Senior Executive Advisor for MESH. Drawing upon his clinical, military, legal and policy experience, Chad works with coalition members and stakeholders to improve preparedness throughout the healthcare sector.
Sam Chapman, RN, MPH, is currently the Chief Nurse Administrator for the Ohio Department of Health Title V, Children with Special Health Care Needs (BCMH) program. She is responsible for the administration of the case management and provider management units and oversees contracts with 117 local health departments. She has worked on several statewide projects related to health care reform and the impact on the disabled community. Sam has experience in areas of public health, home health, palliative care, special needs daycare, and pediatric and adult hospital administration. Among her numerous awards, Sam received the March of Dimes Nursing Leadership award in 2013 and was named the Ohio Public Health Nurse of the Year for 2012. Sam is also the President of Vitae Care, a provider of life care planning and advocacy services.
Reminder: The "Healthier You" sessions offered include Yoga, and group walks. All sessions are optional but, if you choose to participate, please dress accordingly.
Early Bird Rate (Through April 11)
Both Days - $70.00 + processing fee
Regular Rate (April 12 - April 30)
One Day - $40.00 + processing fee
Both Days - $80.00 + processing fee
You may pay online with a credit card or pay by check or money order. If you are paying by check or money order, click the "Show other payment options" link below the green register button and then click on "Pay Offline" button. Send check or money order in the amount of $43.19 for ONE day registration or $74.84 (Early Bird Special) or $85.39 (Regular Rate) to register for BOTH days to the address below prior to the event.
Indiana State Department of Health
Attention: LHD Outreach Division-PHN Conference
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Vendors: Please RSVP here to reserve your spot. You will need to contact Kayleigh Dye at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your payment.
Parking is free. You may park in the parking garage on the north side of the hotel or in the parking lot behind the hotel.
If you need overnight rooms, you may contact the hotel to make your reservation. A block of overnight rooms have been held for this event and are $95 + tax per night.
Breakfast AND lunch will be included in the registration fee. There will be snacks and beverages provided to you throughout the day on both days!
If you have dietary restrictions, please note them in the space provided in the registration form.
Guest room 350 has been reserved for attendees during the conference. If you need to use the lactation room during the conference, a key may be picked up at the registration desk.
Please contact Emily Deitch at email@example.com or 317-234-2785 with any questions. See you in May!
When & Where
Indiana State Department of Health
To promote and provide essential public health services.
A healthier and safer Indiana.
ISDH Core Values:
- Health Promotion and Prevention
- Vaccines - providing for those who can't afford
- Equitable Care - community health centers
- Vital Records
- Health Protection
- Collaboration with Local Health Departments
- Data collection, analysis, and information dissemination
- Evidence-based best practices for public health promotion, training, and health care quality
Agency Strategic Priorities:
The Indiana State Department of Health believes that the following agency priorities will have the most impact on the way it operates and on its ability to deliver on its Mission and Vision:
- Decrease disease incidence and burden
- Improve response and preparedness networks and capabilities
- Reduce administrative costs through improving operational efficiencies
- Recruitment, evaluation, and retention of top talent in public health
- Better use of information and data from electronic sources to develop and sponsor outcomes-driven programs
- Improve relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders, coalitions, and networks throughout the State and the nation
2015 Top Public Health Priorities:
- Reduce Infant Mortality
- Increase childhood immunizations (19-35 month olds primary focus)
- Reduce Adult Obesity
- Reduce Adult Smoking
- Stand Up Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education