Curriculum Alignment

Are you seeking classroom interventions to address specific youth health risk behaviors or other health-related hot topics? Refer to the following resources that outline the alignment or crosswalk guides of the Michigan Model for HealthTM Pre-K through 12th grade curriculum to important health issues and standards, and other health-related curricula and programs.

The Michigan Model for HealthTM curriculum is a Tier one intervention in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) meant for all students to receive. Skills can be integrated into various content areas, such as language arts, science, and social studies at the elementary school level while the middle and high school curriculum are designed to be taught in health or health-related course(s).

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The Michigan Model for HealthTMcurriculum is recognized by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and aligns with the five core social emotional learning competencies including: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. 

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

inpact-logo.jpgMMH & InPACT Program Implementation Guide 
This integration document illustrates ways to efficiently use Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with ACTivity (InPACT) together with the Michigan Model for Health™. This guide aims to facilitate implementation of both programs in the classroom and to enhance family engagement.

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The purpose of this crosswalk document is to illustrate commonalities and distinctions in curriculum alignment between the Michigan Model for HealthTM K-12 and Second Step Program® K-8 curriculum.

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The Michigan Model for HealthTM curriculum meets the National Consensus for School Health Education National Health Education Standards (NHES) by aligning the health education knowledge and skills needed at each grade level.  The curriculum includes a complete NHES crosswalk of lessons and objectives for all health topics and across all grades.

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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.

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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 avoid taking unhealthy risks.

hot-topics-prescription-drug-abuseMMH Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention (Grades K-6)
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.  The curriculum also includes lessons on refusal skills to help students avoid alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

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The Michigan Model for HealthTM curriculum contains lessons on Internet safety for elementary students to recognize dangers and learn skills and strategies on safe Internet use, such as: not sharing personal information, chat room guidelines, opening only trusted email attachments, cyber-bullying, visiting website, downloading web content, etc.


  • Michigan teachers and educators, contact your Regional School Health Coordinator at MiSHCA's website
  • Out-of-state teachers and educators and Health Coordinators/Consultants, contact the Michigan Model for Health Clearinghouse at