Start PHS in Your School

Apply by April 17 to be considered for fall 2020

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 LogoA partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan 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 fall 2020.

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Important Dates in 2020

  • February 25 - Webinar with Q&A from 3:30 - 4 p.m. EST Listen to the webinar recording
  • April 17 - Application deadline 11:59 p.m. Eastern time
  • April 17 to May 15 - Principal and wellness champion interviews take place
  • Week of June 1 - Selected schools announced
  • Fall 2020 - Program implementation begins

How to Apply

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

Application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 17, 2020

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

* When you click the green "Apply Now" button, make sure to save the PDF file to your computer first. Then navigate to the file on your computer and open it using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. (We don't recommend filling out the file on your web browser.) When finished, save the file before exiting. When you attach the file to your email to send it to projecthealthyschools@umich.edu, make sure to attach the same file that you saved on your computer. Watch this video for further instruction.

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