The Michigan Model for Health™ (MMH) is a nationally acclaimed skills-based curriculum that provides comprehensive school health education for school-aged children grades K-12 since 1984, with pre-k added in 2017.  MMH is implemented in over 39 states and it is recognized as a reliable and evidence-based program that is aligned with both national and state health education standards.

The program facilitates sequential learning through lessons that include a variety of teaching and learning techniques, skill development and practice, and emphasizes positive lifestyle behaviors in students and families.  Learning centers on knowledge, skills, self-efficacy, and environmental support for healthy behaviors and includes age-appropriate lessons/activities for students in pre-school through twelfth grade.  

Program Goal

The major program goal of the Michigan Model for Health™ is to motivate and assist students to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors while creating a partnership between homes, schools, communities and government. 

Program Support

The Michigan Model for Health™ (MMH) curriculum is supported and updated through a statewide collaboration providing a research-based approach to health education in order to address ongoing needs. Program staff at the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) manage the revision and updating of lessons, curriculum evaluation, development of correlations and assessment tools, and other resources in order to maintain the quality and effectiveness of the curriculum. 

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The publication and distribution of the MMH Curriculum is supported by the Michigan Model for Health Clearinghouse (MMHC).  MMHC works with the State of Michigan to offer the MMH curriculum and support materials nationwide to educators, parents, school districts, and state agencies committed to providing the best possible health education curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12.

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A network of School Health Coordinators at 24 regional sites across Michigan receive funding to provide public and non-public schools from the Pre-K through 12th grade with MMH Curriculum training, health related professional development, resources and ongoing support.  The MMH Program also has a national network of trained trainers who can deliver curriculum training outside of the state of Michigan. 

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