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Save the Date: January 23-24, 2018 

The 2018 Prosperity Indiana Summit and Statehouse Day will be held January 23-24, 2018, at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Center Hotel. The focus of this annual gathering of Prosperity Indiana’s members and partners will be the intersection of community health and community development.

Strengthening our communities requires us to consider the ways that people and their environment interact with one another. The health of one is intricately intertwined with the health of the other. Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. These conditions are known as social determinants of health.

What to Expect

  • Learn from local and national experts working at the intersection of community health and community development
  • Connect with peers from around the State
  • Meet with your elected state officials about legislation that impacts your work
  • Celebrate excellence in the field of community economic development in Indiana
Who Should Attend
  • Community-based organizations
  • State and local government 
  • Financial institutions
  • Health professionals
  • Affordable housing developers
  • Placemakers
  • Formal and informal community leaders
  • Advocates for community prosperity
  • Anyone invested in building vital communities and resilient families


    January 23, 2018

    State House Day (1pm - 4pm)
    Indiana State House
    200 W. Washington St.
    3rd floor North Atrium
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Community Benefits Workshop (12:30pm - 6pm)
    Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
    Meridian West Ballroom
    31 W. Ohio Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    January 24, 2018

    Prosperity Indiana Summit
    Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
    31 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

      Summit Registration
      Online pre-registration is now closed. You may still register onsite at the event. The cost of registration is $175 for Prosperity Indiana members and $300 for non-members for the full day.

      Statehouse Day Agenda: January 23, 2018

      Event takes place on site at the Indiana Statehouse, 200 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

      Prosperity Indiana’s 2018 Statehouse Day is called Prosperity IN Action because the strength of our advocacy lies within our members and partners coming together to advocate for policies that support Hoosier communities. 

      Join us at the Indiana Statehouse as we urge lawmakers to act on critical policy priorities in support of community development efforts statewide, including clarifying affordable housing property tax exemption, protecting consumers, and strengthening asset building opportunities for low-income Hoosier families.

      Please register and let us know if you are interested in attending any legislative meetings, are interested in only attending the reception, or are interested in attending the entire event which will be held in the 3rd floor North Atrium from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (EST).

      Workshop for Community Benefits Professionals: January 23, 2018

      Hospitals have been tasked with increasing their community benefit focus on prevention and population health as both hospitals and the public health sector have increasingly recognized the importance of social determinants of health in shaping health outcomes. To date, however, there has been limited collaboration among these sectors. This workshop will allow you to spend an afternoon with other Indiana community benefit professionals in dialogue on how to incorporate community benefit implementation strategies that focus on the intersection of health and the social determinants of health in your community benefit plan. Compare your current community benefit reports and outcomes with other hospitals around the state in terms of total dollars spent in community benefit and its impact on the community. Our customized workshop introduces you to how other hospitals in the state address themes and questions that arise in response to current community benefit laws and philosophy. This workshop will help you to think creatively and use measurable outcomes that demand working in your community with the agencies and interdisciplinary teams that address the social determinants of health.

      Participants will:

      • Learn how others have leveraged the combined expertise and resources of these sectors in catalyzing revitalization efforts in high-poverty neighborhoods that maximize improvements in social determinants of health and population health outcomes and promote health equity and social justice. The dialogue will begin the work to develop health-oriented standards and best practices for community development projects.
      • Receive data from all Indiana hospitals, fiscal years 2010 to 2014, on current levels of community benefit spending and how it can provide an important window into your hospital contributions’ potential impact on community health and in what manner they can be leveraged for greatest community health impact.
      • Meet and engage with community development specialists in Indiana communities and learn how they have begun their journey to navigate the intersection of health and the social determinants of health.
      Registration will open at 12:30 PM and the workshop will begin at 1:00 PM. The workshop will end by 6:00 PM, at which point participants are encouraged to keep the conversation going over dinner on their own. Please indicate your interest in attending this event when you register for Summit.

      Prosperity Indiana Summit Agenda: January 24, 2018

       Time Itinerary and Content
      8:30 AM  Registration
      9:15 AM  Welcome
      9:30 AM  Opening Plenary Remarks
      Dr. Lisa Harris, CEO, Eskenazi Health
      10:45 AM  Concurrent Sessions - 3
      • Access to Food Choices in Food Deserts
      • Transit, Affordable Housing, and Community Health
      • Active Living Workshops 101
      12:00 PM
       Lunch and Awards Program with Plenary Remarks
      • David Erickson, Director, Center for Community Development Finance at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
      2:15 PM  Concurrent Sessions - 3
      • Perspectives on Building Healthy Places
      • Your House is Making You Sick
      • Using Community Health Needs Assessments to Engage Nonprofit Hospitals
      3:30 PM   Concurrent Sessions - 3
      • Vacant Property Legal Assistance to Stabilize Neighborhoods
      • Treating the Opioid Crisis at the Neighborhood Level
      • Leveraging Affordable Housing Policy for Healthy Communities
      4:30 PM   Closing and Reception

      *Content is not confirmed at the allocate time slot and is subject to change

      "There is an entire industry—community development—with annual resources in the tens of billions of dollars that is in the ‘ZIP-code improving’ business. And in the health field, there is increasing recognition of the need to act on the social determinants of health. The time to merge these two approaches—improving health by addressing its social determinants and revitalizing low-income neighborhoods—is now.” David Erickson


      Please consider sponsoring the event. Details are available in the sponsorship prospectus. You will learn and gain exposure to member organizations and partners across the state of Indiana. Sponsorships range from $500 - $10,000. Join changemakers, placemakers, policymakers, builders, connectors, leaders, and lenders from the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. If you have sponsorship questions, please contact Jessica Love at jlove@prosperityindiana.org or

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