The Michigan Model for Health™ (MMH) is a nationally acclaimed skills-based curriculum that provides comprehensive school health education for school-aged children grades K-12 since 1984, with pre-k added in 2017. MMH is implemented in over 39 states and it is recognized as a reliable and evidence-based program that is aligned with both national and state health education standards.
The program facilitates sequential learning through lessons that include a variety of teaching and learning techniques, skill development and practice, and emphasizes positive lifestyle behaviors in students and families. Learning centers on knowledge, skills, self-efficacy, and environmental support for healthy behaviors and includes age-appropriate lessons/activities for students in pre-school through twelfth grade.
The MMH curriculum is supported and updated through a statewide collaboration providing a research-based approach to health education in order to address ongoing needs. Program staff at the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) manage the revision and updating of lessons, curriculum evaluation, development of correlations and assessment tools, and other resources in order to maintain the quality and effectiveness of the curriculum.
Refer to the links below to view MMH's implementation guidelines and curriculum scope and sequence charts by grade.