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: https://buildinghealthycommunities.arewehealthy.com/ 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”

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”

K-5 Consent Toolkit

MOASH, in partnership with sexual violence prevention experts across the state, is excited to announce the launch of a new resource: the K-5 Consent Toolkit! This resource responds to the needs of teachers, parents, and caregivers for quality consent education for students in elementary school. The toolkit includes recommendations for specific resources – including curricula,Continue reading “K-5 Consent Toolkit”

K-12 MMH and SEL Alignment

After reading our partnership resource on Integrating Whole Child into Continuous Improvement Planning: Best Practice Statement that looked at the complementary practices of Comprehensive Health Education, Physical Education, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), you may be wondering how to take the next steps in aligning your explicit instruction of social emotional skills to build aContinue reading “K-12 MMH and SEL Alignment”

InPACTatHome Feeling Good

The InPACTatHome Family Engagement Team, which includes our very own Lisa Jo Gagliardi, Scott Martin, and Evilia Jankowski, has released the second of seven toolkits. This month’s toolkit focuses on Feeling Good and was developed by Evilia Jankowski (bio included in the toolkit). This toolkit is freely available on the InPACTatHome website at the FamilyContinue reading “InPACTatHome Feeling Good”

Introducing: MI-LEAP

MI-LEAP (Michigan Model for Health: Learning to Enhance and Adapt for Prevention) is a partnership with Wayne State University and MISHCA and in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of MI-LEAP is to support MMH responsiveness to the needs of high school students. We want to do this by minimizing the barriers and maximizing the effectiveness of MMH, specifically focusingContinue reading “Introducing: MI-LEAP”

InPACTatHome Resilience Module

The InPACTatHome Family Engagement Team, which includes our very own Lisa Jo Gagliardi, Scott Martin, and Evilia Jankowski, has released the first of seven modules complete with a calendar of activities. This month’s module focuses on building resilience and was developed by Heather Lewis (bio included in the module). This toolkit combines physical activity andContinue reading “InPACTatHome Resilience Module”

Integrating Whole Child into Continuous Improvement Planning: Best Practice Statement

We are very pleased to join with other leading education organizations and institutions in Michigan to support and endorse a Best Practices Statement advocating for integrating the Whole Child (WSCC Model) into Continuous Improvement Planning. The statement looks closely at the complementary practices of Comprehensive Health Education, Physical Education and Social and Emotional Learning toContinue reading “Integrating Whole Child into Continuous Improvement Planning: Best Practice Statement”