Teen Public Health Academy

Health Academy LogoFishers Health Department Teen Public Health Academy

This one-week health academy is a hands-on interactive experience for incoming 9th-12th graders. Interested students will learn about public health career professions, public health at a local health department level, and insights of what the City of Fishers Health Department (FHD) does to protect and promote health and well-being of residents. The academy will be held on July 17-22, 2023 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday through Friday and 7:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday. Spaces will be limited and preference will be given to Fishers residents. 

FHD Public Health Academy Participants May

  • Meet City and Public Health Leaders.
  • Visit Indiana Department of Health Laboratory,
  • Test public water sources for contaminants (e.g., Geist Reservoir, White River).
  • Sample mosquito populations for West Nile Virus
  • Learn from public health staff.
  • Experience hands-on activities and trainings (e.g., Naloxone administration).
  • Conduct scenario-based table-top exercises on a variety of public health topics (e.g., emergency preparedness, communicable disease investigations and surveillance).
  • Develop a health education outreach activity to be delivered at the Fishers Farmer's Market on July 22. 

Public Health Academy Structure

  • July 17-22, 2023 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday through Friday and 7:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday.
  • Location: Monday-Friday Riverside Junior High School (10910 Eller Rd, Fishers, IN 46038). Saturday Nickel Plate Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46038).
  • Students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the site. Transportation during academy activities will be provided.


  1. How do I apply for the Public Health Academy?
    • You can access the FHD Teen Public Health Academy Application below. 
  2. When is the application due?
    • The application is due by 11:59 pm Sunday, April 30, 2023. Students will be notified of their acceptance via email. Be sure and use a valid email address so we can reach you.
  3. Is there a cost to attend?
    • There is no cost for attendance.

Prior to submitting the application, please be sure you have the following documents ready to upload

  1. Teen Public Health Academy Program Release (consent) and Memorandum of Understanding. Download and complete by clicking here Consent and Memorandum of Understanding.
  2. Letter of recommendation from an adult who is not a parent/guardian speaking to why the participant will benefit from attending the Teen Public Health Academy.