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Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute 2020

Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute (HBHMI or 'The Institute') is an annual conference designed to nurture the interdisciplinary roles of educators, administrators, and researchers in fostering school environments that promote wellness as a core component of school culture, student achievement, and student, staff, and community well-being.  The theme for this year's event is Cultivating Safe and Supportive Learning  Environments at Home and at School.  

HBHMI Goes Virtual in 2020

Around the world, and notably within our profession, we are experiencing unprecedented times. The worldwide coronavirus pandemic and subsequent safety concerns, travel restrictions, and presenter planning issues created a situation where we regrettably had to cancel our in-person annual conference.

Introducing a New Virtual Conference Experience

We are pleased to introduce Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute 2020, a virtual conference!

What are this year's themes?

The event will begin with a keynote address followed by two opportunities to participate in live and pre-recorded sessions on the following topic areas:
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Applications of Kinesthetic Learning at Home and at School
  • Lifelong Activities for Fitness and Well-Being
  • Health and Safety Precautions—Advice from School Nurses and School Resource Officers
  • Social and Emotional Learning, Coping with Trauma, Remote Learning
  • Staff Wellness—Personal Safety and Self Care
  • Student Voice in Wellness Programming—Return to School
  • Family Engagement/Nutrition at Home and at School
  • Wellness Action Team Planning

Registration

Please register now for free, and hold your calendars for Wednesday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

Register Now

Professional Development

Professional development credits will be attainable through our partnership with Fizika Group, LLC.

 

Presenter Information
All presenters for HBHMI 2020 must be pre-approved by the HBHMI 2020 Committee.  Please contact us if you are interested in submitting a presentation.  For all pre-approved presenters, please submit your speaker profile and presentation information by July 15.

If you need any technical assistance with presentations, recordings, etc.. Please contact Josh Hoyt at jhoyt1303@gmail.com or 610-704-8658.

Meet the Sponsor
HBHMI is sponsored by the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. The Foundation is a community nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the health and wellness of area residents by providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles.

The Foundation awards grants to area nonprofit organizations which use their resources and services to develop and enhance programs that support our purpose of promoting health and wellness. Grant awards are based on four key priority areas which include improvement in healthy behaviors through schools.

Since 2004, more than $9 million has been awarded to the public and private schools within the Foundation’s service area. In short, the Foundation’s role is to help area residents improve their health and well-being every day. By doing so, we are creating a more dynamic and more vibrant community in which to live now... and into the future.

 

Contact Us
Please direct any communications to intern@pottstownfoundation.org, and a member of the event team will respond accordingly.