Nationally recognized author Laura Putnam to deliver keynote at Healthiest State Initiative's annual conference

By Jami Haberl on Thursday, March 1, 2018

DES MOINES, IA (Mar. 1, 2018) — On May 17, the Healthiest State Initiative will bring together Iowans to network and learn from health and well-being experts at the fourth annual conference. 

This year’s all-day conference will host keynote Laura Putnam, MA, author of the #1 Amazon Hot New Release in HR & Personnel Management Workplace Wellness That Works, is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, a leading well-being provider. Her work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and NPR. She is a former urban public high school teacher, public policy advocate, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and well-being. 

Along with keynote Laura Putnam, the day will include a breakfast keynote, as well as six breakout sessions, which will be announced later this month. Ticket options include all-day access ticket, packages for groups, and closing keynote only tickets.

“This year’s conference has evolved to support our mission statement of not only improving on physical well-being but, also the social and emotional well-being of all Iowans,” explains Jami Haberl, Executive Director of Iowa Healthiest State Initiative. “As our past attendees have requested, this year we will focus on workplace well-being and provide takeaways from industry leaders that can be brought back to the workplace or community to help improve the health of Iowans.”

Purchase tickets today

Tickets for the May 17 conference are $85 for an individual, $300 for a group package of 4 tickets or $50 for keynote only. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event visit

Thank you to our sponsors, Aureon and AARP Iowa for the support!


The Healthiest State Initiative is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization driven by the goal to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. By engaging worksites, communities, schools, retail food, organizations, institutions and individuals, we can inspire Iowans and their communities to improve their health and happiness, and ultimately achieve our goal. For more information,