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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 2022-2023. Quarterly reports should be submitted to MDHHS-HRAreporting@michigan.gov. A timeline for quarterly report due dates is provided below.

HRA Report

Due Date

Initial workplan

September 16, 2022

Report 1

November 14, 2022

Report 2

February 13, 2023

Report 3

May 15, 2023

Report 4

August 14, 2023

HRA Resources

  1. HRA Orientation Meeting: HRA Orientation 2022-2023 - YouTube and PowerPoint Slides
  2. Communicable Disease guidance: Managing Communicable Diseases in Schools 
  3. Antigen Test School “ordering form” (for local districts): MI Safer Schools: School DISTRICT Antigen COVID Test Ordering Form (office.com)
  4. Test results can be reported here: Michigan Antigen Testing Results
  5. 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. The link to join can be found below.

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If you have any questions regarding the HRA Program, or need to be added to the HRA listserv, please email MDHHS-COVIDTestingSupport@michigan.gov.