Healthy Children- Brighter Futures       Annual Conference on Children's Health


       November 1st and 2nd, 2013

                    John A Logan College Conference Center

                                            Carterville, Illinois


                          This is an Illinois Gateways Registry Verified Conference,

               CPDUs, CEUs, DCFS In-Service and Nursing CEU credits available. 


Keynote Speaker (Both Days)

Eddie Peterson- Motivational Speaker and Author  of "You Don't Know My Life"


Are you so busy caring for others that you don't find time to care for yourself?

Let Eddie educate and motivate you  in areas of lifestyle changes, finding your destiny and recreating your life. Eddie wants to help you live your best life!

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Featured Speaker (Friday Afternoon)

Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons 

Author: Potatoes Not Prozac and Little Sugar Addicts 

A compassionate coach and a social commentator,Dr. DesMaisons  has taken the concept of sugar sensitivity and transformed the way of looking at the relationship of addiction and food as a healing agent


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Presented By:

Franklin Williamson Bi-County Health Department

Egyptian Health Department

H Group

Jackson County Heath Department

Southern Seven Health Department

Southern Illinois Coalition for Children & Families

Southern Illinois Healthcare

U of I Cooperative Extension

WSIU - Public Broadcasting




Child Care Resource and Referral at JALC

John A Logan College



WSIU Public Broadcasting


SILVER Sponsor

Southern Illinois Healthcare


BRONZE Sponsor

Rhythm Effects

Southern Seven Health Department




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         Even you are not attending the Conference, make plans to attend this special  lunchtime community coversation led by members of the Healthy Communities Coalitions.


  "How Do We Build Communities Where Our Children Are Safe and Healthy?


                                                         Luncheon Cost $15.00*

              *The cost of this luncheon is not included in the Conference registration.

Featuring 25 educational sessions over two days including:



Affordable Care Act in Illinois:  What you need to know

Ten Things Children and Families Need That No One is Trying to Sell Them

Creating Safe Environments for Kids


Food, Folks and Little Fingers in the Kitchen   

and so much more!               




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Need overnight accomodations?


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Inn in Marion, Illinois.  To receive the conference rate, simply mention that you are attending the Healthy Children Brighter Futures conference.


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