University of Michigan’s Project Healthy Schools and Wayne State University’s Center for Health and Community Impact recently partnered to receive a two year, $500,000 Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.
The collaboration will expand on the success of the Building Healthy Communities program by creating a district-wide model for school wellness, bringing nutrition and physical activity programing to all the elementary and middle school students in a school district. The grant will also enhance the technological platforms for the Building Healthy Communities program at both the Center for Health and Community Impact and PHS to provide evidence-based resources to as broad an audience as possible, providing more support for parents, communities and other stakeholder groups. Many thanks to the Health Fund for supporting Building Healthy Communities, PHS and the Center for Health and Community Impact in this innovative collaboration. Stay tuned for updates in future newsletters.