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• Welcome to the Health Education Web Page. Here you will find important information affecting health education in Michigan schools.

Healthy kids make better students.  Better students make healthier communities.  Health education is a component of Coordinated School Health and Safety Programs. This unit provides leadership, guidance and support to local and intermediate school districts on comprehensive school health issues.

MDE-HealthEd Listserv 
An announcement listserv for Michigan Health Education Teachers

Curriculum Contact: Health Consultant, Mary Teachout at (517) 335-1730.

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What's New?

• Model Policy on Quality Physical Education and Physical Activity in Schools - Approved November 20, 2012 PDF icon

• 10 Questions Parents Can Ask to Ensure a Bully Free School PDF icon

• Health Teacher - Guest Presenter Policy PDF icon

• Michigan Model Evaluation Fact Sheet PDF icon

• Middle School Health Fact Sheet PDF icon

• Tobacco-Free Schools for Michigan Youth: A Planning GuideNew Item PDF icon

• Michigan Model Correlation Documents New Item

• Michigan Tools for Healthy Schools PDF icon

• High School Merit Curriculum FAQ - Health and Physical Education PDF icon

• High School Merit Credit Guidelines - Health & Physical Education

• K-8 Grade Level Content Expectations for Health Education

Health Topics

• Coordinated School Health & Safety Programs

• Memo to Superintendents: Health and Sexuality Education Teaching Endorsements

• Tobacco Prevention

• Safe Schools

• Nutrition

• HIV/STD & Sexuality Education

• School Health Services (Immunization, Vision, Medication Issues)

Laws and Policies

• Michigan Law Regarding Health Education PDF icon

• Policy on Coordinated School Health Programs to Support Academic Achievement and Healthy Schools PDF icon

• Chase Edwards Law PDF icon

• Model Local Wellness Policy PDF icon Adopted October 11, 2005

• Coordinated School Health and Safety Programs Policies Brochure PDF icon Michigan State Board of Education Approved Policies: 2000-2006

• Policy on Offering Healthy Food and Beverages In Venues Outside of the Federally Regulated Child Nutrition Programs PDF icon

• 24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools, Policy On PDF icon

• Policy on the Management of Asthma in Schools PDF icon

• Fully Qualified Teachers of Health PDF icon

• Policy on Quality Character Education PDF icon

• Policy on Comprehensive School Health Education PDF icon

• Resources on Policy to Promote Health and Prevent Disease and Pregnancy PDF icon

Curriculum and Instruction

• Michigan Model Correlation Documents New Item

• Questions to Ask When Choosing a Health Education Curriculum PDF icon


• Performance-Based Assessment: What Is It? PDF icon

• Sample Assessment Rubric -- Grade 1 PDF icon

• Sample Assessment Rubric -- Grade 2 PDF icon

• Sample Assessment Rubric -- Grade 3 PDF icon

• Sample Assessment Rubric -- Grade 4 PDF icon

• Sample Assessment Rubric -- Grade 5 PDF icon

• Sample Assessment Rubric -- Grade 6 PDF icon

• Michigan Model Rubric Worksheet DOC icon

Links and Materials

• Comprehensive School Health Coordinators Association

• SCASS - Health Education Assessment Project

• Educational Materials Center

• School Nutrition

• Department of Community Health

Professional Development

• School Health Regions Map PDF icon

• General Professional Development Resources at MDE

• Michigan School Health Coordinators PDF icon

• CSHCA Brochure PDF icon

• Standards for Teacher Preparation in Health PDF icon

Resources and Related Information

• TETO Flyer PDF icon

• Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY)

• Youth Risk Behavior Survey

• Healthy Weight Report PDF icon

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Health Quicklinks
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 •  HIV/STD & Sexuality Education
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