Welcome to Project Healthy Schools (PHS)

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

Start PHS in your school!

START PHS IN YOUR
SCHOOL – APPLY TODAY

A partnership with BCBSM and the Michigan Department of Community Health called Building Healthy Communities: Engaging middle schools through Project Healthy Schools provides an opportunity for five additional middle schools to participate in the program. Apply today for the 2015-2016 school year.

Super Veggies visit Mott.

SUPER VEGGIES VISIT C. S. MOTT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

PHS staff members dressed as super fruit and vegetables and made fruit smoothies for children and families at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital on July 22, 2015.

PHS' CORTNEY BOES INTERVIEWED ON BIG HOUSE 5K VIDEO

PHS' CORTNEY BOES INTERVIEWED ON BIG HOUSE 5K VIDEO

PHS Wellness Coordinator Cortney Boes, who ran in the Big House 5K dressed as a banana to promote healthy eating, was interviewed on the race video. The Big House 5K raised money for six charities, including PHS. Watch the race video.

PHS INVITED TO SPEAK TO MICHIGAN HEALTH POLICY COMMITTEE

PHS INVITED TO SPEAK TO MICHIGAN HEALTH POLICY COMMITTEE

Project Healthy Schools was honored to be invited to speak to the Michigan Healthy Policy Committee on April 14, 2015. Watch the House TV video. (The PHS presentation starts at 52:15)

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