8:30 AM - CST



3:30 PM - CST

@ Various Dates and Locations


Critical Issues Registration Brochure.pdf

The Illinois Department of Public Health School Health Program is offering a continuing education opportunity to improve adolescent-centered care, identify an emergency and crisis response plan, manage diabetes in youth, and learn to provide emergency help for mental health crises.



Registration is only available online.  To register, click on the GREEN ‘register now’ button above to complete registration.

For more information on the training, click on the ORANGE 'view registration brochure' button below.

View Registration Brochure


Dates/Locations (limited capacity at each site so reserve your spot early!)

  • April 4, 2018 - Hyatt Regency - Schaumburg, IL ($85) --- This location is full. No additional registrations can be accepted.
  • April 13, 2018 - Erin's Pavilion/Southwind Park - Springfield, IL ($70)

Fee is due at the time of registration. Payment is accepted online via credit card only. No checks are accepted for this event.  Continental breakfast and lunch included.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, you must do so by emailing A refund of all fees paid minus a $10.00 processing fee will be returned to those who cancel ten working days before the day of the conference.

Target Audience

  • Nurses working in schools
  • Illinois professional educator licensed school nurses
  • School health personnel
  • School health administrators
  • Health care providers

Learning Outcomes

Participants of this event will learn:

  • Cultural behaviors that affect a child’s ability to adhere to recommended self-management of diabetes behaviors
  • Indicators of students on a path to violence and how to respond
  • To describe situations that constitute a disaster at school as well as the four phases of emergency planning and the incident command system
  • To increase awareness and provide practical information related to mental health issues in youth

Continuing Education Credits

The IDHS/DDD, as licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to sponsor continuing education units (CEUs) for training events, is reviewing the program for approval for 5.0 CEUs for the following licensed attendees: Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).   

Each person seeking continuing education credits is required to complete an online evaluation within 30 days in order to be eligible for their certificate. Certificates will be e-mailed within 60 days after the conclusion of the training to participants who have completed an evaluation.

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL, 60173  

Overnight hotel room accommodations are the responsibility of the registrant. A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate of $135 per night. Room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes. Hotel room reservations can be made by calling Barbara Castellano, Senior Event Manager at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg at 847-517-6902 and specifying that you are with the “School Health Critical Issues Conference".

Hotel registration deadline is March 23, 2018!


Jointly provided by Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Public Health Association