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Health Resource Advocate (HRA) Program

Program Overview and Requirements:

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Health Resource Advocate or HRA Program provides front-line support for COVID-19 testing and reporting for K-12 schools across the state. This is a voluntary program, where COVID-19 testing is just one element- the program is inclusive of an overall K-12 school specific mitigation strategy which can also encompass COVID-19 related wellness services, such as mental health and wellness, health education, or nutrition. It is a requirement of the program that some type of active testing strategy be in place. The HRA Program is currently funded through fiscal year 2024.

Please see the HRA Program Overview and Position Descriptions for detailed information on program requirements.

Quarterly Reports:

The HRA quarterly report template can be found here: HRA Quarterly Monitoring Report 2023-2024. Quarterly reports should be submitted to A timeline for quarterly report due dates is provided below.

HRA Report

Due Date

Initial workplan

September 15, 2023

Quarterly Report 1

November 13, 2023

Quarterly Report 2

February 12, 2024

Quarterly Report 3

May 15, 2024

Quarterly Report 4

August 14, 2024

HRA Resources

  1. HRA Team Lead Funding Update
  2. HRA Team Lead Meeting: HRA Team Lead Meeting SlidesHRA Team Lead Mtg 12-19-23 web 1.pdf
  3. HRA Orientation 2023-2024 PowerPoint Slides
  4. Communicable Disease guidance: Managing Communicable Diseases in Schools 
  5. Antigen Test School “ordering form” (for local districts): MI Safer Schools: School DISTRICT Antigen COVID Test Ordering Form (
  6. Test results can be reported here: Michigan Antigen Testing Results
  7. Reporting guidance can be found here: MI COVID Antigen Reporting 

HRA Meetings

HRA Networking Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 2:30-3:15.  

HRA Networking Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 295 842 153 694 

Passcode: aJaA2G

Download Teams | Join on the web

Or call in (audio only)

+1 248-509-0316,,576786420#   United States, Pontiac

Phone Conference ID: 576 786 420#


If you have any questions regarding the HRA Program, or need to be added to the HRA listserv, please email