Health and Prevention
Recognizing the strong link between health and learning, MCISD health and prevention consultation and related support services aim to support schools in the implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model including supporting a comprehensive PreK-12 health education curriculum, student health behavior data and analysis, assessment of the school health environment to support the whole child, and adequate access to health services including behavioral health.
Medicaid/Low Cost Insurance Information
In need of free or low-cost health coverage for children under the age of 19 or pregnant women of any age? Please go to MI Bridges to apply for benefits.
Michigan Model for Health
The Michigan Model for Health™ (MMH) is a comprehensive health education curriculum that targets Pre-K through 12th grade students utilizing a skills-based approach. The MMH curriculum teaches students the knowledge and skills they need to build and maintain healthy behaviors and lifestyles. Age-appropriate and sequential lessons focus on the most serious health challenges school-aged children face.
The Michigan Model curriculum has released two different version of the curriculum. To be eligible for these curricula you must have attended a Michigan Model training in the past 5 years and be currently implementing.
A "digital" version of the K-12 curriculum links all the student worksheets, resources and videos. For more information contact Jean Foster at email@example.com.
In addition, approximately 10 lessons per grade level have been adapted for "distance learning." You will need to complete the agreement form and meet the criteria to receive these free lessons. For more information, contact Jean Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the Institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders.
Student Risk Behavior Data
Substance Abuse & Use
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study conducted by the University of Michigan of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of 50,000 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students are surveyed.
The mission of SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services) is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness. CSAP (Center for Substance Abuse Prevention) is a division of the SAMSHA whose goal is to bring effective substance abuse prevention practices to every community to help ensure reductions in substance abuse.
The mission of Addiction Guide is to help all those affected by addiction by providing reliable and comprehensive resources, advice, tips, and guides. We are a diverse team made up of recovering addicts, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates and we want to help you find the best care possible.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Using the following resources, you can learn more about the Whole Child approach, locate schools implementing whole child education. explore what works, make a case for Whole Child Education, and explore each of the Whole Child tenets: