Indiana Public Health Association Conference Offers State-Wide Perspective on Public Health Matters

(INDIANAPOLIS) – In celebration of National Public Health Week, the Indiana Public Health Association (IPHA) will host a Public Health Week Conference and Annual Meeting Apr. 3 at Purdue University.

In support of its mission to strengthen public health through partnerships, policies and professional development, the IPHA sponsored theme for this year’s conference is “Creating the Healthiest Indiana: For Science. For Action. For Health.” Attendees will hear from a panel of representatives of the Great Lakes Public Health Coalition who will discuss state-level public health policy. This year’s keynote address will be given by APHA president and Indiana resident, Dr. Pamela M. Aaltonen.
“This year marks the beginning of a new partnership between the Indiana Public Health Association and Health by Design, which will provide a comprehensive array of leadership, management, financial and organizational development services to support the IPHA board of directors,” said Kim Irwin, who is Health by Design’s executive director and serves as IPHA’s administrator. “We could not be more thrilled to launch this partnership by celebrating National Public Health Week and welcoming Dr. Pam Aaltonen home to share national insights with a state-wide perspective.”
The event will take place on Apr. 3 in the Union Ballroom on the campus of Purdue University from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Other agenda items include the following:

  • Student Poster Presentations & Awards;
  • IPHA Annual Meeting & Election of Officers;
  • Policy and Advocacy Breakout Sessions; and
  • Exhibitor booths showcasing other Indiana public health efforts.

To learn more about the event and/or to register, visit To learn more about IPHA, visit
About Indiana Public Health Association
The mission of the Indiana Public Health Association (IPHA) is to strengthen public health through partnerships, policies and professional development. For more than 50 years, IPHA has advanced public health throughout the state by providing education and training, forming partnerships and networks, and serving as a recognized voice for advocacy.