Partners & Collaborators


These organizations have partnered with the University of Michigan to bring the PHS program to schools in their service areas.

Beaumont Health System

  • Harper Woods - Tyrone Elementary School
  • Grosse Pointe - Pierce Middle School
  • Troy - Larson Middle School

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan LogoBlue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Building Healthy Communities program
A recent partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will bring PHS to 20 more middle schools by 2015 through the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) program. Building Healthy Communities engages public, private and nonprofit partners - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, University of Michigan, Wayne State University's Center for School Health, Michigan Fitness Foundation and United Dairy Industry of Michigan - to make a statewide impact to address childhood obesity in elementary and middle school children. The first eight schools started in fall 2013, including:

  • Building Healthy Communities LogoBritton-Deerfield Schools: Deerfield Building (Deerfield, MI)
  • Bryant Middle School (Dearborn, MI)
  • T. L. Handy Middle School (Bay City, MI)
  • Mason Middle School (Waterford, MI)
  • Noble Elementary-Middle School (Detroit, MI)
  • Romulus Middle School (Romulus, MI)
  • Summit Academy North Middle School (Romulus, MI)
  • St. Thomas the Apostle School (Ann Arbor, MI)

Eight more schools will start PHS in fall 2014 as part of the BHC partnership. Four more schools will start in fall 2015.

Greater Flint Health Coalition in cooperation with Genesys Health System

  • Grand Blanc East Middle School (Grand Blanc, MI)
  • Grand Blanc West Middle School (Grand Blanc, MI)
  • Carman-Ainsworth Middle School (Flint, MI)

Memorial FIT Kids, funded by Memorial Healthcare Foundation

  • Byron Middle School (Byron, MI)
  • Chesaning Middle School (Chesaning, MI)
  • Corunna Middle School (Corunna, MI)
  • Durand Area Middle School (Durand, MI)
  • E.E. Knight Elementary School (Ovid-Elsie, MI)
  • Laingsburg Middle School (Laingsburg, MI)
  • Morrice Elementary School (Morrice, MI)
  • Owosso Middle School (Owosso, MI)
  • Perry Middle School (Perry, MI)
  • St. Paul Catholic School (Owosso, MI)


The following organizations collaborate with PHS to provide additional resources to enhance the PHS program in the communities they serve.

Community Organizers

Fitness Organizations

Food Service Vendors

Former Collaborators

Garden/Farm to School Organizations

National Organizations

School-Based Organizations

University of Michigan

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