Healthy school environments help students achieve their full academic potential.

A healthy school environment gives students clear and consistent messages, accurate health information, and ample opportunity to apply it.

The Michigan Department of Education and Michigan Department of Community Health, in partnership with many other notable organizations, offers four websites to help your school assess whether you are doing all you can to make sure your students are fit, healthy and ready to learn. The HSAT and School Success Stories offer tools and recognition to school districts, too.

Click on the links or the logos below to visit the each website.


The Healthy School Action Tools (HSAT) include online assessments to help schools and school districts identify ways to create healthier school environments and action planning tools to help make those ideas become a reality. If you represent a Michigan school or district and want to find out what you can do to improve your school's health, visit the HSAT website and register to complete the assessments and access the action plan.
The School Wellness Award is designed to recognize and applaud Michigan schools that have taken significant steps to make their environments healthier. Visit the website to learn more about this program.
Michigan's Healthy School Success Story website encourages schools and districts to share their successes, be recognized for their efforts and inspire other Michigan schools and districts. The website includes an easy online form for submitting success stories and enables schools and districts to review published success stories by topic area for proven ideas.
Student Health Survey (SHS) is an online survey designed for Michigan schools to determine the nutrition and physical activity knowledge, beliefs and behaviors of their students. Visit this website to learn more about how the SHS can help you determine how your school's environment is impacting student health.