Whole Child Quarterly

Healthy Students are Better Learners

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Welcome our New Officers

Our organization welcomed new officers during our last meeting in September. We are grateful and eager to continue our work under their leadership.

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Read more below about:

  • One of our organization's most recent learning opportunities
  • The most recent updates to the Michigan Model for Health™
  • A legislative update
  • INPACT, A home-based physical activity program
  • Information on getting healthcare coverage
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As always, MiSHCA is committed to continuous learning with the hopes of sharing knowledge and skills with others. At our last MiSHCA meeting in September, we had the opportunity to network and learn from each other as we explored different content and topics to support us in our work.

One highlight from the meeting was our opportunity to participate in the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health's (MOASH) Sexual Violence Prevention Training of Facilitators. We are eager to share the new information we learned and are grateful for the powerful and relevant message.

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Michigan Model for Health™ in the Spotlight

Click HERE for more information regarding curriculum updates and releases.

"Save Our Students" legislation

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan public schools that issue identification cards to students in grades six through 12 will be required to add a suicide prevention hotline number. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the law on Thursday October 15, 2020. The “Save Our Students” legislation aims to fight Michigan’s steadily growing youth suicide rate.

The new law also requires the state health department to provide mental health and suicide information to schools if they request it.

Find out more HERE

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  • InPACT@Home is a free, home-based program that enables Michigan K-12 students to engage in health-enhancing physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
  • School closures eliminated structured opportunities for kids to engage in physical activity (physical education, sports, etc.). We also know that some of our kids lack safe spaces to exercise or play sports in their neighborhood. InPACT@Home is a way to increase kids’ access to physical activity programming safely in their home.
  • InPACT@Home aims to provide 20 minutes of home-based physical activity every day to K-12 students across the state of Michigan.

If you are a physical education teacher, fitness instructor, coach or athlete, InPACT@HOME needs your help! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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

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