Partners & Collaborators


These organizations have partnered with the University of Michigan to bring the PHS program to schools in their service areas.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan LogoBlue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

  • Marshall Middle School

Building Healthy Communities Partnership
A partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services brought PHS to 41 middle schools through the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) partnership. Building Healthy Communities engages public, private and nonprofit partners—Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, University of Michigan, Wayne State University's Center for School Health, Michigan Fitness Foundation and United Dairy Industry of Michigan - to make a statewide impact to address childhood obesity in elementary and middle school children. The 41 BHC middle schools include:

2013-2014 Schools

  • Building Healthy Communities LogoBritton-Deerfield Schools: Deerfield Building (Deerfield, MI)
  • Bryant Middle School (Dearborn, MI)
  • T. L. Handy Middle School (Bay City, MI)
  • Mason Middle School (Waterford, MI)
  • Noble Elementary-Middle School (Detroit, MI)
  • Romulus Middle School (Romulus, MI)
  • Summit Academy North Middle School (Romulus, MI)
  • St. Thomas the Apostle School (Ann Arbor, MI)

2014-2015 Schools

  • Allendale Middle School (Allendale, MI)
  • Clarenceville Middle School (Livonia, MI)
  • Columbia Middle School (Brooklyn, MI)
  • Delton-Kellogg Middle School (Delton, MI)
  • Dixon Educational Learning Academy (Detroit, MI)
  • Father Marquette Middle School (Marquette, MI)
  • Johnson Upper Elementary School (Livonia, MI)
  • Manistique Middle & High School (Manistique, MI)
  • Michigan Technical Academy (Redford, MI)
  • Pierce Middle School (Waterford, MI)
  • Swartz Creek Middle School (Swartz Creek, MI)
  • Vista Charter Academy (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • White Pine Middle School (Saginaw, MI)

2015-2016 Schools

  • E. F. Rittmueller Middle School (Frankenmuth, MI)
  • Ishpeming Middle School (Ishpeming, MI)
  • Kalkaska Middle School (Kalkaska, MI)
  • New Branches Charter Academy (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Newberry High School (Newberry, MI)
  • Pittsford School (Pittsford, MI)
  • Powell Middle School (Washington, MI)
  • St. Mary School (Pinckney, MI)

2016-2017 Schools

  • Boyne City Middle School (Boyne City, MI)
  • Cherryland Middle School (Elk Rapids, MI)
  • East Middle School (Plymouth, MI)
  • Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Ferndale Middle School (Ferndale, MI)
  • MacDonald Middle School (East Lansing, MI)
  • Marshall Greene Middle School (Birch Run, MI)
  • Michigan School for the Deaf (Flint, MI)
  • Sault Area Middle School (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School (Coldwater, MI)
  • Surline Middle School (West Branch, MI)
  • Wolfe Middle School (Center Line, MI)

Greater Flint Health Coalition

In cooperation with Genesys Health System

  • Grand Blanc East Middle School (Grand Blanc, MI)
  • Grand Blanc West Middle School (Grand Blanc, MI)
  • Carman-Ainsworth Middle School (Flint, MI)

In cooperation with Hurley Medical Center

  • Milton E. Tucker Middle School
  • St. John Vianney Middle School

Memorial FIT Kids, funded by Memorial Healthcare Foundation

  • Byron Middle School (Byron, MI)
  • Chesaning Middle School (Chesaning, MI)
  • Corunna Middle School (Corunna, MI)
  • Durand Area Middle School (Durand, MI)
  • E.E. Knight Elementary School (Ovid-Elsie, MI)
  • Laingsburg Middle School (Laingsburg, MI)
  • Morrice Elementary School (Morrice, MI)
  • Owosso Middle School (Owosso, MI)
  • Perry Middle School (Perry, MI)
  • St. Paul Catholic School (Owosso, MI)

Collaborators (Past & Present)

The following organizations have collaborated with PHS to provide additional resources to enhance the PHS program in the communities they serve.

Community Organizations

Fitness Organizations

Garden/Farm to School Organizations

National & State Organizations

Nutrition/Food Service Vendors

School-Based Organizations

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