School Wellness and Prevention

Because healthy students are better learners, Eaton RESA is committed to supporting school districts in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties to build healthy school environments. This includes overseeing and implementing the Whole Child Model. 

Districts interested in participating in the Regional Tri-County Whole Child Meetings can contact Christina Holmes to be added to the meeting invitations.  

For support and consultation on school health, please contact the Regional School Health Coordinator, Christina Holmes

Links and Resources

Health Education Standards

K-8 Michigan Health Education Standards
Michigan Merit Curriculum Credit Guidelines: Health Education
Growth and Development and Sex Ed Standards

Statewide Programs Supporting Whole Child and School Health Initiatives 

InPACT at Home
TIPPS : Trauma Informed Program and Practices for Schools 
TRAILS to Wellness 
SHAPE Michigan: Society of Health and Physical Educators

Medicaid Outreach 

MiChild Healthy Kids 
Michigan Model for Health 
Scope and Sequence Documents
Digital vs. Print Curriculum
Alignment Documents
Effectiveness Data 

HIV Prevention and Sex Education 

Sex Education Summary Law
Request for Approval of Sex Education/Reproductive Health Supervisor MDE
SEAB Frequently Asked Question
Parent Rights 

Needs Assessment Resources

The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) is an anonymous student survey of health behaviors given to 7th, 9th, and 11th graders in Michigan. Districts can use this optional survey to help plan prevention and health education activities. 

Quick Start Guide
County Data Pages

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is an optional national survey for middle or high school students on health behaviors. Districts can use the statewide data available to plan prevention and health education activities. 

The Healthy School Action Tool (HSAT) is a Michigan based self-assessment tool that helps districts measure the health of the school environments and plan and measure the implementation of improvements to build healthier school buildings. 

The Health Education Curriculum Assessment Tool (HECAT) is a self-assessment tool available from the CDC that assists districts in selecting and reviewing health education curriculum.