Social Health Association

About Social Health Association

Founded in 1943, Social Health Association of Indiana offers a variety of school-based health education programs that meet both the Indiana Academic Standards for Health Education and schools’ desire to provide relevant, age-appropriate health information for Indiana students. In the past eight decades, we have provided health education focused on human growth and development, disease prevention, pregnancy prevention, personal safety and bullying prevention to more than one million students.

SHA is committed to diversity for all clients, staff and others associated with SHA. All clients, employees and others will be treated fairly without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, present, past, or future service in a branch of the uniformed services of the United States, or (in the case of U.S. Citizens or intending citizens), citizenship. SHA adheres to an ethics and professional code of conduct for all employees.

Our Mission

Social Health Association of Indiana fosters successful lives by empowering youth to make responsible choices and adopt healthy behaviors.

Our Core Values & Beliefs

SHA believes…

  • …every person deserves respect.
  • …everyone is equal
  • …no one has the right to manipulate or use another person
  • …every person is responsible for his or her own actions and their consequences
  • …individuals have a right to receive age appropriate, medically accurate information about their health

Our Vision

Within the state of Indiana, Social Health Association will be known as:

The school health education program best prepared to empower students in their quest to make wise and responsible decisions about their health;

The school health education program best able to support youth in acquiring skills to reduce their health risk behaviors thus enabling them to stay in school, excel in their studies, and be ready to become productive members of society;

The school health education program trusted by parents who want to feel supported in their roles as educators of their children in matters regarding sexuality and peer violence;

The school health education program of choice for school administrators who wish to have their students receive age appropriate, medically accurate, and effective instruction on health topics taught by degreed and experienced educators.

SHA Program Guide (pdf)

SHA Brochure (pdf)

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