Health Education

February 2023

News and Resources for Administrators and Educators in the EUP ISD, COP ESD, AMA ESD, & COOR ISD


Comprehensive school health workshops are open to K-12 educators and administrators in northern lower Michigan and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Click each flyer or scan the QR code to learn more about each training. A calendar of all comprehensive school health workshops can be found HERE.

February 2023 Trainings:

March 2023 Training:



Join MiSHCA for the 2022-23 Virtual Health Series!

MiSHCA is excited to offer four FREE virtual professional learning opportunities to educators throughout the state. SCECHs are available at no cost to those who attend the live presentations. Please register below by clicking the date for each session you are interested in attending. All sessions begin at 4:00pm (EST) and are one hour in length. Session materials and recordings will be posted on the MiSHCA website after the live sessions.


  • February 28, 2023: Helping the Helpers: Invisible Stress; Melea Belton (Eaton RESA, Director of Behavior/Mental Health Services)
  • May 18, 2023: Using your MiPHY Data to its Fullest; Corbin Standley, (Director, Strategic Program Planning - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

Additional news and learning opportunities are available in the MiSHCA Whole Child Quarterly Winter 2023 newsletter.

SHAPE Michigan

Check out virtual and in-person training opportunities, grants, back-to-school resources, and more from SHAPE Michigan.

See SHAPE's February 2023 newsletter for more information!

Cross-curricular connections - Social Studies

Do you know a K-5/6 teacher or administrator? Please share this link to a state-wide survey on the state of social studies instruction in Michigan with them!



Milk Means More Celebrates Black History Month with Pistons' Mascot Hooper

Celebrate Black History Month with Breakfast and a Book brought to you by The United Dairy Industry of Michigan! Detroit Pistons mascot Hooper will be reading The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson at Source Booksellers in Detroit! Hooper will join Aaron Scott to read the book, The Day You Begin, discuss favorite breakfast foods, and answer student questions. The story reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes and how brave it is that we go forth anyway.

The event will be streamed live on Facebook on February 9, 2023 at 10 a.m.. Learn more:

Chippewa County FAN Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an EUP senior student intending to further his/her education at a community college, college, or university in the fall of 2023 studying social work, medicine, education, criminal justice, or first responder training. Preference given to the aforementioned, but also opened to other areas of study as well. The document below outlines requirements and application details.

Completed application and support documents are due Friday, May 5, 2023 by 4 p.m.



Otsego County RISE

Youth in Otsego County RISE created a PSA on underage drinking. It is a great example of prosocial messaging! Check out the video below, and feel free to share with your students!

More events from Otsego County RISE can be viewed in the flyers linked below 👇

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Mackinac County Communities that Care

Check out events and family resources from the Communities that Care coalition of Mackinac County

Chippewa County Communities that Care

Check out events and family resources from the Communities that Care Coalition of Chippewa County:

  • #TALKmore22 - Suicide Prevention Initiative - check out NTTAC's collection of prevention resources for children, youth, and families:


Grant Opportunities

Safe Routes To School - Michigan Fitness Foundation

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) team at Michigan Fitness Foundation has opened their Mini Grant Request for Proposals for the 2023-2024 school year. Funding is available for up to $15,000 per school building (K-12), with a maximum of $120,000 per applicant for eight or more schools for activities that educate, encourage, and engage students to walk, bike, and roll safely to and from school.

*New this year, high schools are eligible to receive Mini Grant funding.

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., March 3. To learn more, visit the Safe Routes to School webpage or contact Adam Jenks ( with any questions or program ideas.

RFP - Child and Adolescent Health Center Program Implementation

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is requesting proposals to expand the Child and Adolescent Health Center program through school-based or school-linked health services. The models funded through this grant include Child and Adolescent Health Centers (CAHC) and School Wellness Programs (SWP).

The Child and Adolescent Health Center Program provides a safe and caring place for children and adolescents to learn positive health behaviors, prevent diseases and receive needed medical care and support. Clinical CAHC and SWP program models assist eligible children and adolescents with enrollment in Medicaid and provide access to Medicaid preventive services. Applicants must demonstrate collaboration between the local school district, health care providers and sponsoring agencies in the application.

The five-month award begins May 1 and ends Sept. 30, 2023. There is $12.1 million available, with maximum awards of $330,000 and minimum awards of $170,000. Successful applicants will be invited to apply for annual renewals based on availability of funds and acceptable performance.

A pre-application conference will be held to discuss this funding opportunity and provide instruction on using the EGrAMS system on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. The conference will last approximately 90 minutes and can be accessed at

Grant applications for the Child and Adolescent Health Center Program Implementation RFP must be submitted electronically through EGrAMS by 3 p.m., March 1.

For more information or to apply, visit the EGrAMS website and select "About EGrAMS" link in the left panel to access the "Competitive Application Instructions" training manual. The complete RFP can be accessed under the ‘Current Grants’ section under the “Public Health Administration” link and selecting the “CAHIP-2023” grant program.

RFPs for School-Based Health Services

The CDC issues RFP for School-Based Interventions to promote equity and improve health, academic achievement, and well-being of students. ​Applicants should consider applying for this grant who have significant administrative and clinical experience in implementing school health centers. Applications are due in February 2023. The full grant can be reviewed here.

The purpose of this 5-year cooperative agreement is to protect and improve the health and well-being of school-age children in underserved and disproportionately affected communities. CDC’s Healthy Schools will award approximately 16 recipients with up to 50 recipients depending on available funding. Recipients will use the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model to: establish key partnerships to support school health programs; promote dissemination and implementation of CDC school health guidelines, tools, and resources through professional development and technical assistance; and use action planning to implement physical activity, school nutrition, and school health services policies, practices, and programs within state and local education agencies, schools, and out-of-school time settings.

United Dairy Industry of Michigan

A variety of grants and resources are available from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. Grants include:

SHAPE America - Health. Moves. Minds. Fundraiser

The health. moves. minds.® Fundraiser brings together the lessons, activities, and community-building ideas that help students live their best life. Check out SHAPE America's webpage for more information.



HIV/STI & Sex Education Legal Obligations and Best Practices

The state of Michigan has published a summary of legal obligations and best practices in Michigan Public Schools. This document summarizes law & practice around required content, parent rights, teacher qualifications, compliant processes, and sex-ed advisory boards (SEAB). A link to the document can be found here.

Tobacco- & Vaping-Free Schools

Tobacco Free Schools Resources - See PDF below for resources compiled by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco section.

MOASH: The K-5 Consent Toolkit

The Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH) in partnership with sexual violence prevention experts across the state, is excited to announce the launch of a new resource: the K-5 Consent Toolkit!

This resource responds to the needs of teachers, parents, and caregivers for quality consent education for students in elementary school. The toolkit includes recommendations for specific resources - including curricula, videos, books, and websites - as well as best practices for implementing consent lessons with K-5 youth. Also included is an overview of Michigan’s standards for K-5 consent education and a guide to understanding local district policy to advance school-based education in your community.

MiBridges - Medicaid Support

Free or low-cost health coverage for children under the age of 19, or pregnant women of any age is available. Call the MIChild and Healthy Kids hotline: 1-888-988-6300 OR

Apply online at

Contact: Helen Craig

Helen Craig is the Regional School Health Coordinator for MiSHCA Regions 3 & 5, serving the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower MI - Sunrise Side counties. She is also the McKinney-Vento facilitator and social studies curriculum consultant for the EUP ISD.


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