Public Health Symposium

BREAKING BARRIERS: Improving Access to Health Services for Women and Children in Indiana

Monday, April 22, 2019 ( from 1:00 pm-5:30 pm)

at Stewart Center, room 302/306, Purdue University

128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Free event and open to the public


Keynote speaker: Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner

 Event Overview:

On Monday, April 22, 2019 the Purdue University Public Health Graduate Program will host a symposium, which will be part of Purdue University’s 150 Years of Giant Leaps celebrations. The theme of this year’s symposium is: Breaking Barriers: Improving Access to Health Services for Women and Children in Indiana. Our primary goal is to expose symposium attendees to innovative research being conducted at Purdue University by our outstanding faculty members, in an effort to move toward Purdue University being the state’s leader in women’s health research. A secondary goal is to share information about current trends, effective programs, and recent policies to improve the health of women and children in Indiana, including access to quality and timely health services.

Our event will include a keynote address from the Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box, an esteemed panel discussion moderated by Judy Monroe, President and CEO of the CDC foundation, and roundtable discussions. Roundtable speakers include Purdue University faculty and leaders of state-wide organizations (including the March of Dimes, Indiana State Department of Health, and Anthem Indiana, to name a few).

The symposium is free and open to the public. Over 200 Purdue University faculty, staff, and students and Indiana community members (including individuals from IUPUI Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and IU Bloomington’s School of Public Health) are expected to attend and participate. An emphasis will be placed on networking, collaborating, and building partnerships to foster information sharing and expand reach. The symposium will conclude with a cake cutting and celebration of the Public Health Graduate Program’s recent CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation.

Two of our faculty members who specialize in women’s health and public health intervention design are co-chairing the event, supported by an exceptional interdisciplinary committee and guided by the Director of the Public Health Graduate Program, Dr. Rick Mattes.

An application has been submitted to award Certified Health Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) up to 3 total Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH). Maximum Advanced-level contact hours available are 3. SOPHE, including its chapters, is a designated multiple event provider of CECHs by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

  For Registration information Click Here

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, 765-494-4600

© 2015 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by HHS

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact HHS at