Healthy schools

Air Quality, Health & Learning

A program examining the links between air quality, student health metrics, and academic achievement in K-12 school buildings.

Cheryl Somers, Ph.D.

Building Healthy Communities

A comprehensive healthy school transformation program reducing childhood obesity, increasing physical activity and healthy eating, and enhancing academic achievement in elementary and middles schools across Michigan.

Building Healthy Communities website and application for schools

Nate McCaughtry
Laurel Whalen

Chicago School Wellness Initiative

Comprehensive health and wellness policy implementation and evaluation across Chicago public schools designed as a blueprint for nationwide school wellness policy implementation and evaluation.

Rachael Dombrowski, Ph.D.

Dearborn SHINES

A comprehensive program using culturally relevant nutrition and physical activity programs to create a culture of health throughout Dearborn schools that supports students, families and the broader community.

Jeanne Barcelona, Ph.D.
Erin Centeio, Ph.D.

Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative

A high school initiative coupling nutrition education and student-led policy, systems and environmental changes to increase healthy eating and healthy food access across Detroit.

Mariane Fahlman

SOPHE School Health Initiative

Assessment of health education teacher preparation programs throughout the United States to identify best practices, evidence-based models, and gaps signaling areas for improvement to providing effective health education in every school district.

Rachael Dombrowski, Ph.D.

Starting Small

Programs and evaluation to enhance healthy eating and physical activity opportunities, policies, and practices in early care and education centers and homes throughout Detroit.

Noel Kulik, Ph.D.

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