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Health Resources

Michigan Model
for Health

The Michigan Model for Health™ is a comprehensive, skills-based, Pre K-12 health education curriculum that addresses the major youth health risk behaviors at every grade level, with age-appropriate instructional activities. Health skills taught include: personal health and wellness, social and emotional health, nutrition and physical activity, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, safety and HIV/sex ed.


The goal of this program is to motivate and assist students to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors while creating a partnership between home, school, community groups, and government.

The Michigan Model for Health™ is designed for Pre K-12 teachers to implement in their own classrooms. For a teacher to become trained in Michigan Model for Health™, they must attend a regional training where they would receive the required curriculum materials for implementation. All trainings, materials and technical assistance are provided for free by your Regional School Health Coordinator, Kelly Johnson-Sager. 

Utilizing SNAP Benefits 

SNAP-Ed teaches people to shop for and cook healthy meals, helps people learn how to make their SNAP dollars stretch and works with partners to make the healthy choice the easy choice.



If your household has applied for SNAP benefits and meets certain requirements to be eligible for SNAP benefits, you are given an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. This card is used like a debit card to buy food at the grocery store or farmers market. SNAP puts benefits on this card once a month. With this card you are able to purchase the following:  

  • Foods for the household to eat, such as:  

    • Fruits and vegetables 

    • Breads and cereals 

    • Meats, fish and poultry 

    • Dairy products 


  • Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.

Items that households CANNOT use SNAP benefits to buy include:

  • Beer, wine or liquor

  • Cigarettes or tobacco

  • Pet foods  

  • Soaps

  • Paper products   

  • Household supplies

  • Vitamins and medicines

How SNAP Works:


For more information,
please visit:

For more information regarding SNAP benefits and eligibility, please visit: 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

To apply for SNAP Benefits in Michigan, please visit: 

Michigan SNAP Application

For more information, tips, and ideas on how to maximize your food dollars, please visit: 

Find an EBT store or market nearest to you: 
SNAP Retail Locator 

Buy Food Online Using SNAP!

Did you know that Michigan households that receive SNAP benefits are now able to buy food online from and using their Bridge Cards? Purchases can be made on  eligible food items just as one would use a credit or debit card for an online purchase. Availability may vary by location, so be sure to check out each retailers website for more details:






For more information, visit Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

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Double Up Food Bucks

"Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program doubles the value of federal nutrition (SNAP or food stamps) benefits spent at participating markets and grocery stores, helping people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers. The wins are three-fold: low-income consumers eat more healthy food, local farmers gain new customers and make more money, and more food dollars stay in the local economy." 

How Double Up works:

Using your bridge card, buy $1 fresh fruits & veggies and get $1 FREE Double Up Food Bucks for any fruits and veggies, up to $10 per day. 

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Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. 

For more information about MDDHS and Medicaid, please visit: 

or contact: 

MDHHS Medicaid

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