Curriculum Alignment

The Michigan Model for HealthTM program aligns with national and state health education standards that are proven to result in positive health outcomes for students from Pre-K through 12th grade. The MMH assists teachers and schools in creating a positive, inclusive, and supportive school climate for all students. Refer to the MMH curriculum alignment and crosswalk guides published on this page that address health issues, standards, and other health-related curricula and programs.

Social Emotional Learning Skills & Competency Guides


The Michigan Model for HealthTM Program aligns with the National Health Education Standards and CASEL to promote and support positive student health behaviors across grades K to 12. The Skills Competencies Guide provides an instructional roadmap for educators to implement MMH with content sequence and skills learned by grade.

Skills Competencies Guide (K-12)


The Michigan Model for HealthTM Program is recognized as a CASEL approved evidenced-based program. The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and MMH alignment guide outlines the integration of CASEL's competencies and key indicators with MMH's K-12 health curriculum by grade level, health subject, lesson objectives and health standards.

​​​​​​SEL & MMH Alignment Guide (K-12)


The Michigan Model for HealthTM curriculum meets the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Health Education Standards across Grades K-12. The health education standards reflect legal requirements, best practices, and current research in the teaching and learning of health education.

MDE & MMH SEL Guide (K-12)


The Michigan Model for HealthTM curriculum contains lessons on bullying and peer aggression for Grades K-12 students to learn communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills at each grade level. Personal safety is also taught on how to avoid inappropriate touch and what to do if it occurs.

Bullying & Peer Aggression (K-12)

Program Implementation Guides


The Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with ACTivity (InPACT) program integrates with the Michigan Model for Health™ program Grades K to 5. The guide aims to facilitate implementation of both programs in the classroom and to enhance family engagement.  The combined use of InPACT and MMH has improved the overall health outcomes for children and families without duplicate efforts.

InPACT & MMH Implementation Guide (K-5)


The social emotional health lessons in Michigan Model for Health™ and the Second Step® programs at grades K-8 are quite parallel. Unlike Second Step®, the MMH includes Grades 9-12 high school curriculum and MMH teaches the SEL Competencies beyond social emotional health, such as safety, substance abuse prevention, nutrition, physical activity, and wellness.

Second Step & MMH Crosswalk Guide

Content-Specific Lesson Overviews


The Michigan Model for HealthTM curriculum includes the integration of opioid misuse prevention into social and emotional health, safety, and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug units for grades K-12.  Effective opioid misuse prevention requires students to learn and apply skills to promote positive health behaviors.

Opioid Misuse Prevention (K-12)


The Michigan Model for HealthTM curriculum contains lessons on prescription drug abuse prevention for students to learn skills on avoiding and handling situations that are dangerous, destructive, or disturbing as well as how and when to get an adult for help.  Refusal skills are also taught to help students avoid alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Prescription Drug Prevention (K-6)


The Michigan Model for HealthTM curriculum contains lessons on Internet safety for elementary students (Grades 2, 3, 4 & 6) to recognize dangers and learn skills on safe Internet use, such as: not sharing personal information, chat room guidelines, opening only trusted email attachments, cyber-bullying, visiting websites, downloading content, etc.

Internet Safety for Elementary Grades