Partners & Collaborators

Community – University Collaborative

Project Healthy Schools is proud to partner with Michigan Medicine (formerly called the University of Michigan Health System), schools, community organizations, partner programs and donors. The chart below shows the breadth of our partnerships.

View this chart for our complete list of partners (pdf).

Partners

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

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

In 2012, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan partnered with PHS to bring the program to one middle school. This successful implementation led to an invitation for PHS to join the Building Healthy Communities partnership.

Building Healthy Communities

A partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services brought PHS to dozens of middle schools across Michigan through the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) partnership. Building Healthy Communities engages public, private and nonprofit partners—Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 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.

Greater Flint Health Coalition

A partnership with the Greater Flint Healthy Coalition, in cooperation with area health systems including Genesys Health System and Hurley Health System, brought the PHS program to several schools in Flint.

  • Carman-Ainsworth Middle School (Flint, MI)

Memorial FIT Kids, funded by Memorial Healthcare Foundation

A partnership with Memorial FIT Kids that started with one school in 2008, expanded to all 10 schools in Memorial Healthcare's service area.

Collaborators (Past & Present)

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

Community Organizations

Fitness Organizations

Garden/Farm to School Organizations

National & State Organizations

Nutrition/Food Service Vendors

School-Based Organizations

University of Michigan