Start PHS in Your School

Apply by April 14 to be considered for fall 2017

Evidence is mounting that kids who eat well and are active do better in school. Would you like to create an environment at your school that supports and encourages healthy eating and physical activity? Could your students benefit from learning how to make healthy choices?

Building Healthier Communities LogoMDCH LogoA partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services called Building Healthy Communities: Engaging middle schools through Project Healthy Schools provides an opportunity for middle schools to participate in the program while building an environment for long-term sustainability. We are now accepting applications for schools to start the program in fall 2017.

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Important Dates in 2017

  • April 14 - Application deadline is at 5 p.m.
  • April 24 to May 25 - Mandatory principal and wellness champion phone interview or school visit
  • June 12 - School awards announced
  • Fall 2017 - Program implementation begins

How to Apply

The application may be hand-written or completed electronically. Submit the application either by:

  • Completing the fillable pdf application form and emailing it to
  • Printing and scanning your completed application form and emailing it to
  • Mailing your completed application form to:

    University of Michigan
    Project Healthy Schools
    2060 Wolverine Tower
    3003 South State Street
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109


Apply Now!


For questions, please email or call Program Manager, Jean DuRussel-Weston at 734-764-0290.

Start PHS in your school!