Healthy Students are Better Learners
We are a non-profit organization that works toward all schools and communities supporting the Whole Child- one that is Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged.
Collaborate and Connect
We serve as a statewide liaison between the state and local school districts. We believe in educating the educators. We do this by calling on our individual expertise as well as our larger network of experts, working with State agencies, and listening to the individual needs of each school district and teacher.
Evidence-Based and Effective
Knowing that healthy students are better learners, we lead in advancing the needs of the whole child by using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model Framework. By providing leadership, training, technical assistance, and consultation on school health policies, programs, and practices.
We believe in equipping children with the skills to stay healthy and be ready to learn for the rest of their lives! We work to help increase the capacity of schools & teachers through facilitating the implementation of evidence-based curricula, such as the Michigan Model for HealthTM as part of supporting the Whole Child (the WSCC model).
In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, we had a return on investment of more than 2500% statewide. This means for every dollar invested by the Michigan Legislature for Comprehensive Health Education, mishca members generated $25 in additional funding.
We cover the entire state of Michigan, with 24 regional sites serving as hubs for delivering evidence-based programs driven by current state and local data, research and educational requirements. Nationally, this statewide structure is one of a kind.
We facilitate the use of evidence-based curricula, such as the Michigan Model for HealthTM. Of public schools randomly sampled statewide, 87% reported using the MMH curriculum in at least one grade level.
Want to partner with us?
We build strong relationships with other key statewide organizations and networks. Get in touch with us to start working collaboratively on improving Michigan students health and academic success!