Start PHS in Your School

Apply by Sept. 4, 2015 to be considered for fall 2015!

Evidence is mounting that kids who eat well and are active do better in school. Would you like to create an environment at your school that supports and encourages healthy eating and physical activity? Could your students benefit from learning how to make healthy choices?

Building Healthier Communities LogoMDCH LogoA partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services called Building Healthy Communities: Engaging middle schools through Project Healthy Schools provides an opportunity for 5 more middle schools to start the program in fall 2015!

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Important Dates in 2015

  • September 4, 2015 - Applications due
  • September 18, 2015 - School awards announced
  • November 1, 2015 - Program implementation begins

How to Apply

The application may be hand-written or completed electronically. Submit the application either by:

  • Scanning and emailing it to Jean DuRussel-Weston
  • Mailing it to:
    University of Michigan - Project Healthy Schools
    Jean DuRussel-Weston
    2060 Wolverine Tower
    3003 South State Street
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Application must be turned in by 5 p.m. on September 4, 2015

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For questions, please contact Program Manager Jean DuRussel-Weston at 734-764-0290 or

Start PHS in your school!