Welcome to Project Healthy Schools (PHS)

A community-University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) collaborative

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A partnership with BCBSM and the Michigan Department Health and Human Services called Building Healthy Communities: Engaging middle schools through Project Healthy Schools provides an opportunity for additional middle schools to participate in the program. Apply today for the 2017-2018 school year.

PHS partners with U-M's schools of Kinesiology, Architecture and Education

PHS partners with U-M's schools of Kinesiology, Architecture and Education

Learn about InPACT, a program that helps teachers include 10 three-minute activity breaks throughout the day. The best part? The breaks are incorporated right into the existing lesson. Watch this video from BTN LiveBIG to see the program in action.

video of Allendale Middle School’s wellness champion, Kelly Merrill

Allendale Middle School's wellness champion talks about PHS

Watch this video of Allendale Middle School's wellness champion, Kelly Merrill, talking about the changes she's seen in the school's students since implementing PHS in 2014.

3rd annual Fast Food for Thought

Marshall Greene Middle School featured on Channel 5 News (WNEM)

A teacher and students from Marshall Greene Middle School in Birch Run recently were featured in a television interview. Marshall Green Middle School started the Building Healthy Communities: Engaging middle schools through Project Healthy schools program in fall 2016. Watch the interview.

PHS Video Project Healthy Schools (PHS) provides a school-based program to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks. Focusing primarily on sixth grade students, PHS aims to stem the tide of this epidemic by:

  • teaching youth healthy habits
  • developing healthy school environments
  • creating an infrastructure that supports program sustainability and replication

Healthy youth who continue to practice healthy lifestyles will grow into healthy adults with fewer risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic illness. Project Healthy Schools is one of the few school-based programs that have demonstrated significant improvements in both health behavior and cardiovascular risk factors, such as reductions in:

  • total cholesterol,
  • LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol)
  • triglycerides
  • blood pressure
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