Whole Child Quarterly

Healthy Students are Better Learners

Current Awardees

Each year MiSHCA honors those who share our mission and support the efforts to benefit the health of Michigan's children.

  • Congratulations to Amy Wassmann, the 2021 Harrison Awardee! Learn more about Amy and the Harrison Award here.
  • Congratulations to Mary Lebioda, the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Awardee! Learn more about Mary and the Lifetime Achievement Award here.

More information on our awards and past awardees can be found here.


  • NEW! MMH Google Student Worksheets - 5th & 6th Grade released
  • Michigan Model for Health™ In the Spotlight
  • MMH Supports Tier I SEL
  • Professional Learning: Virtual Health Series
  • Introducing: Mi-LEAP
  • Introducing: InPACTatSchool
  • InPACTatHome Family Engagement: Feeling Good
  • A Message from SHAPE Michigan
  • Legislative Updates
  • Information on getting healthcare coverage

NEW Michigan Model for Health Google Student Worksheets

Due to the overwhelming number of teachers using the Google Classroom platform, the Michigan Model for Health™ Program has converted its PDF student worksheets into fillable Google Forms or Google Docs to make it easier for teachers to access and use for in-person and online health instruction with students. Click HERE to learn more and sign up to access.

Currently, the Middle School, High School, 5th, and 6th grade levels are available and 2nd-4th grade are expected to be released next fall.

Michigan Model for Health™ in the Spotlight

MMH Supports Tier One SEL

MiSHCA has a brand new alignment document that covers the K-12 grade levels of the Michigan Model for Health™ (MMH) curriculum and the SEL competencies from Collaborative on Academic and Social Emotional Learning (CASEL).

Read more on our blogpost!

Professional Learning Virtual Health Series

MiSHCA has wrapped up the 20-21 virtual health series of professional development. Check out the session slides and recordings by clicking HERE.

Introducing: Mi-LEAP

MI-LEAP (Michigan Model for Health: Learning to Enhance and Adapt for Prevention) is a partnership with Wayne State University and MISHCA and in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of MI-LEAP is to support MMH responsiveness to the needs of high school students.

Additional information on the project is on our blogpost and the Mi-LEAP website.

Introducing: InPACTatSchool

The U-M Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory, led by Dr. Rebecca Hasson is collaborating with our president-elect and Saginaw ISDs Whole Child Program Director, Amy Wassmann, in effectively implementing the InPACTatSchool program.

InPACTatSchool (Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with ACTivity at School) is a program developed by Dr. Hasson’s lab to improve students’ physical health, cognitive function, and enhance behavioral self-regulation by emphasizing children’s natural physical activity patterns through the implementation of short, intermittent sessions of activity throughout the school day.

For more information or to get connected to their free resources, visit our blogpost or the InPACTatSchool website.

InPACTatHome Family Engagement Module: Feeling Good

MiSHCA members have partnered with the InPACTatHome Family Engagement Team. The team has released the second of seven modules complete with a calendar of activities. For more information check out our blog post here.


The Society of Health and Physical Education of Michigan (SHAPE-Michigan) partnering with MiSCHA seeks to support the efforts of physical educators across Michigan. Educating our students has evolved quickly from in-person to hybrid to virtual and all of the combinations in between. Need more information about the resources available through SHAPE-MI? Check out the latest newsletter HERE

Free or low-cost health coverage for children under the age of 19, or pregnant women of any age. Call the MIChild and Healthy Kids hotline at 1.888.988.6300 or michigan.gov/mibridges

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Healthy Students are Better Learners

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