Lifetime Achievement Award: Current Awardees 2022

Mary Beno: Brief Biography Cheryl Blair: Brief Biography Micki Fuhrman: Brief Biography Bev Schroeder: Brief Biography Tom Richardson: Brief Biography What is the Lifetime Achievement Award? Since 1997, the Michigan Coordinated School Health Association (MiSHCA) has granted the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize individuals who have contributed in a very special way over their entireContinue reading “Lifetime Achievement Award: Current Awardees 2022”

Special Recognition Award: Current Awardee

As Director of the Michigan Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory, Dr. Rebecca Hasson enjoys using her expertise in pediatric physical activity, implementation science, and health equity research to improve the health and well-being of children and their families across the state of Michigan. For the past eight years, Dr. Hasson’s research has focused on the developmentContinue reading “Special Recognition Award: Current Awardee”

Harrison Award: Current Awardee

In 2022, Cynthia Cook received the Harrison Award. Cynthia Cook has over thirty years of experience in the field of school health education. After graduating from Kent State University in 1982, Cynthia began her career in K-12 education teaching physical education, health education, and science education in Ohio, Maryland, Wisconsin and Georgia. Cynthia returned toContinue reading “Harrison Award: Current Awardee”

Children’s Health Award: Current Awardee

Michelle Le Feve is a Principal Consultant and Executive Director at Courtland Consulting. She is passionate and skilled to connect people, processes, and technologies resulting in successful program delivery. Michelle has over 20 years of experience in project management, strategy development and service implementation in a range of industries, including education, health services, IT, softwareContinue reading “Children’s Health Award: Current Awardee”

2022-2023 Building Healthy Communities Program Apply Today

Step Up for School Wellness Grant Who: All public, charter, or private non-profit schools in Michigan, serving any grade level K-12, can apply eachyearBy When: June 30, 2022RFA and More Information: On behalf of the Building Healthy Communities partners, we would like to announce the release of the 2022-2023 Step Up for School WellnessContinue reading “2022-2023 Building Healthy Communities Program Apply Today”

MMH and InPACT Alignment Document

“Aligning programs that lend support to each other can be a useful tool when looking at implementation practices and the impact on outcomes. The purpose of this alignment document is to illustrate commonalities and complimentary components between the InPACT (Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with Activity) program and MMH (Michigan Model for HealthTM). Strong child health programsContinue reading “MMH and InPACT Alignment Document”

How Can Districts Assess Student Well-Being?

It’s important to understand the wide variety of our student needs locally and how those needs may have been impacted over the pandemic. The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) offers an excellent opportunity to assess those current students needs and support the work of multiple district roles, initiatives, and community agencies in accurately andContinue reading “How Can Districts Assess Student Well-Being?”

MI-LEAP: Resources

MI-LEAP (Michigan Model for Health: Learning to Enhance and Adapt for Prevention) is a partnership project with Wayne State University and MISHCA and in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. This NIH-funded project focuses on improving student outcomes utilizing a tailored version of the MMH curriculum that provides trauma-informed approaches and supports for teachers.  Through designing these implementation supports, we found several existing websites focused on creating supportive and trauma-informedContinue reading “MI-LEAP: Resources”