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”

Resources to Support Safety After a Crisis

Violence, such as a school shooting, can impact school communities even if they are not directly impacted by the event. Need on-site support? Your Regional School Health Coordinator can connect you. Below are a few materials that may support you in re-building safety. Resources available in multiple languages are marked with a * Families TalkingContinue reading “Resources to Support Safety After a Crisis”

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”

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”

Prioritizing Health Lessons: 20-21

As schools begin the process of reopening Health educators will be tasked with prioritizing lessons that support the well-being of their students. Health Education, in particular, will play an important role as we look to help students build their health literacy and skills to navigate the many challenges to well-being that the COVID-19 pandemic hasContinue reading “Prioritizing Health Lessons: 20-21”

Michigan Re-Entry Plan 2020: Health and Physical Education

In partnership with SHAPE Michigan and MEMSPA, MiSHCA helped develop Michigan specific recommendations and guidelines for school reentry for K-12 physical education, health education, and physical activity. Michigan Re-Entry Plan 2020 for Health and Physical Education: Considerations and Recommendations Executive Summary: Michigan Re-Entry Plan 2020 for Health and Physical Education

Legislative Education Day 2020

We collaborate with key education and professional organizations, including Healthy Kids Healthy Michigan, the Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health, and others, to educate legislators about Health Education, Physical Education, The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model Framework, and promote their implementation through adequate funding. Check out our 2020 Legislative Brochure: