Michigan Model for Health Implementation Evaluation

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Project Details


The Michigan Model for Health (MMH) is a health education curriculum developed by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) for grades K-12. The research-based, standards-driven lesson plans allow health teachers to assist students in building skills to live healthier lives while also meeting instructional requirements. MDHHS also partners with the Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association (MiSHCA), a state-wide network that provides training, distribution of materials, and technical assistance for implementing sites.

Beginning in 2016, the PRC was awarded funds to evaluate the fidelity of MMH implementations. The goal of the evaluation is to understand the barriers and facilitators to adopting the curriculum to these standards by surveying and interviewing certified health teachers. These results are then delivered back to our partners to receive feedback on identifying actionable steps to improve the fidelity of implementation. The initial pilot was performed in Genesee County, MI and has since expanded statewide.