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August 28, 2019-Indiana Health Advocacy Coalition Conference

  • Ivy Tech Conference Center 2820 N. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN (map)

Join us for the 2019 Indiana Health Advocacy Coalition State Conference: Health, Data, and Justice. This year's conference will have a focus on the use of data in legal interventions, especially in medical legal partnerships. Our keynote speaker is Breanca Merritt, PhD, the founding director of the Center for Research on Inclusion & Social Policy (CRISP). Dr. Merritt will discuss how data informs her work in addressing inequality. Several health and justice advocates will discuss how data informs the work they do. This conference is geared towards practitioners across disciplines- health, legal, non-profit, social work. Additionally, all learners (law students, public health, social work students, medical students and residents, etc.) are entitled to free admission—see below for details. Draft agenda is attached.



Learning Objectives Participants in this conference should be able to:

  • Identify the core framework for addressing health harming legal needs.

  • Formulate a plan for creating and sustaining a medical legal partnership.

  • Identify specific health-legal interventions on a current issue: Lunchtime plenary panel on lead poisoning and legal advocacy.

  • Understand the value of data in addressing social determinants of health and how that applies to opportunities for justice.


Who Should Attend

  • People in health care, law, public health, social work, government and academia interested in sharing ideas, insights and best practices regarding the prevention and mitigation of health harming legal and social needs for patient populations

  • Those working in well-established Medical Legal Partnerships who want to share best practices and/or expand their services, and those interested in learning more about how to get one up and going



  • Cost of Attendance is $50.00

  • All students and residents should enter the code “LEARNER”

  • Light Breakfast and lunch will be provided

  • Free and convenient parking will be available at the conference venue

  • Check-in begins at 9:00 AM, and the program concludes at 3:30 PM