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How to apply for the Building Healthy Communities program

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This information explains more about the Building Healthy Communities program and how to apply.

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Would you like to create an environment at your school that supports and encourages healthy eating and physical activity? Could your students benefit from learning about healthy eating and physical activity?

The Building Healthy Communities program might be a good fit for your school.

About the program

This program is made possible through a partnership with BCBSM, the Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Fitness Foundation, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, University of Michigan and Wayne State University. It's open to public, charter and private nonprofit schools in Michigan. Funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health has made it possible for additional elementary and middle schools to apply during the 2014-2015 school year.

How to apply

We're currently accepting elementary school program and middle school program applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications are due on Aug. 20, 2014.

For more information, you can review the 2014-2015 program books for detailed program descriptions.

If you aren't ready to apply, check back in January for information on the 2015-2016 school year.

Questions about the Building Healthy Communities program?

Here are a few ways you can get answers.

  • Attend an informational conference call on Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. or Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. To join, call 1-800-462-5837 and enter 210301#.
  • Contact program staff. You can find contact information for each program in each application.


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