Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute 2024

The 2024 Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute, scheduled for August 6, will focus on Charting the Course: A Professional Development Voyage toward Engagement and Wellness. This year’s tracks for professional development and learning are: 

  • Community Connections
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Wellness Initiatives and School Wellness Checklist
  • Supporting Mental Health
  • Fostering Positive Relationships
  • Social and Emotional Learning

The keynote will be available virtually but all sessions will take place in-person only at Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown Campus.  The conference is free to attend and professional development credit for PA educators will be provided.   

More information, including track descriptions are available at the event website.

Conference Information

Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute is an annual conference designed to nurture the interdisciplinary roles of educators, administrators, researchers, and community partners in fostering school environments that promote wellness as a core component of school culture, student achievement, and student, staff, and community well-being.

Call for Presenters!

The HBHM24 planning committee invites local and regional practitioners, educators, community partners, and enthusiasts and advocates for healthy schools and communities to consider presenting at HBHM24.  All presenters for the event must be pre-approved by the HBHM24 Committee. Session facilitators are encouraged to communicate their interest by submitting our Presenter Interest Form by April 30, 2024. 

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

Meet the Sponsor

HBHMI is sponsored by the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. The Foundation’s purpose is to help residents improve their health and well-being every day. One of the primary ways we aim to achieve our purpose and, ultimately, our mission is to partner with organizations in our service area by providing funding of solutions aimed at long-term improvement in healthy behaviors.  One of our grant-making program areas aims to integrate best practices that promote wellness as a core component of school culture and student achievement. More about the Foundation’s strategy for funding long-term impact within a culture of transparency, equity, and learning can be found here.

Since 2004, more than $13 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 here, and a member of the event team will respond accordingly.