FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jesse Cordray, Press Secretary
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 23, 2020) – Covering Kids & Families of Indiana and the Indiana School Health Network recently presented State Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) with the 2020 Governor and Cheri Daniels School Health Award.
"I have a huge amount of respect for former Gov. Daniels and his wife Cheri, so receiving this recognition named after them is a special honor," Crider said. "I have always focused on issues that will positively impact school-aged children, and I am honored and humbled that my work is being recognized with this award."
Established in 2012 at the Indiana School Health Conference, the Governor and Cheri Daniels School Health Award was created to recognize former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and his wife, Cheri, for their leadership and contributions to the health of Hoosier adults and children.
“Sen. Crider has been a tireless advocate for keeping the youth of Indiana safe, secure and supported. In recent years, this has been most apparent in his work to ensure that physical school safety and security efforts are paired with social and emotional supports, like access to mental health services," Mark Fairchild, Director of Policy and Communication at Covering Kids & Families of Indiana said. "He has introduced several bills to the Indiana General Assembly promoting this approach, successfully shepherding the majority into becoming law. Other recent legislative efforts include the creation of the Indiana Behavioral Health Commission, extending the syringe exchange program and promoting youth helmet safety. Sen. Crider is an exceptional example of taking an informed and comprehensive approach to challenging issues, taking the time to learn from advocates and experts. Our children are safer and more supported due to his efforts."
To learn more about bills Crider has authored and had passed into law, visit iga.in.gov/legislative/2020/legislators/legislator_michael_crider_1130/.
To learn more about Covering Kids & Families of Indiana, visit ckfindiana.org.