Safe and Healthy Schools

While academic success is the primary mission of schools, it is only one facet of a child's development. Research has shown that health, safety, and strong caring relationships between adults and students are critical components to improving academic performance.

Remember 2017-2018 is a MiPHY Year

The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) is an online student health survey offered by the Michigan Departments of Education and Community Health to support local and regional needs assessment.  The MiPHY provides student results on health risk behaviors including substance use, violence, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, and emotional health in grades 7, 9, and 11.  The survey also measures risk and protective factors most predictive of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and violence.  MiPHY results, along with other school-reported data, will help schools make data-driven decisions to improve programming as well as provide data required by grant applications.

Wayne RESA Workshops for Safe and Healthy Schools
View current workshop offerings and register online.
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The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model

According to the ASCD (2018), the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model provides a new way of looking at the connection between health and learning. This new model combines the components of the traditional Coordinated School Health approach with the ASCDs whole child framework by:

  • Responding to the call for greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between education and health to improve each child's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.
  • Incorporating the components of a coordinated school health program around the tenets of a whole child approach to education.
  • Providing a framework to address the symbiotic relationship between learning and health.

Health and education affect individuals, society, and the economy and, as such, must work together whenever possible. Schools are a perfect setting for this collaboration.

Cindy Cook
Consultant, Health
(734) 334-1608
Terri Czerwinski
School Health/Nurse Consultant
(734) 334-1546
Deana Makled
School Health/Nurse Consultant

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. It includes a national school-based survey conducted by the CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments. For more information on the YRBS, visit

Michigan Model for Health