Welcome to Project Healthy Schools (PHS)

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

Program of the Year

PHS Wins Program of the Year Award

Project Healthy Schools was named University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Center's Support Services Program of the Year in the annual ceremony held on February 10 to recognize the winners for excellence and innovation. Read More.

Thanks to Aunt Mid's

Thanks Aunt Mid's!

Over 900 students at University Prep Academy and University Prep Science and Math Middle School in Detroit will have weekly salad bars for the rest of the school year thanks to the generosity of Aunt Mid's which donated produce for the salad bars.

300 people attend wellness fair in Bay City

300 people attend wellness fair in Bay City

On March 11th, T. L. Handy Middle School held its annual Health and Wellness Night. Over 300 people enjoyed the night; trying free healthy food samples, getting moving and learning about leading a healthy life! The event featured at least 30 health and food vendors, a free family dinner made by the food service, and various physical activity stations.

Alison Heeres teaches peer mentors

Alison Heeres teaches peer mentors

PHS Health Educator, Alison Heeres, prepares students at University Prep Science and Math (UPSM) High School to deliver the PHS lessons to UPSM Middle School students as part of a peer to peer mentoring model at UPSM.

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