Healthy School Action Tools

Healthy Schools Action Tools The Healthy School Action Tools, or HSAT, are a suite of online tools designed to help Michigan schools and districts assess the health of their school environments and take action to improve those environments. Links to preview the assessments are available on the HSAT website.

The school-level tools include:

  • School Core Assessment & Feedback Report*
  • 8 Topic Area Assessment & Feedback Reports*
  • Action Plan

The district-level tools include:

  • District Assessment & Feedback Report*
  • Action Plan

*Feedback reports are provided each time an assessment is submitted- with trends and graphs to help you visualize your strengths, challenges and progress, along with a summary of which best practices are being achieved and which need more work. These reports allow teams to clearly share their work with stakeholders.

Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth

The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) is an online student health survey offered by the Michigan Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to support local and regional needs assessment. The MiPHY provides student results on health risk behaviors including substance use, violence, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, and emotional health in grades 7, 9, and 11. The survey also measures risk and protective factors most predictive of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and violence. MiPHY results, along with other school-reported data, will help schools make data-driven decisions to improve prevention and health promotion programming.

Schools and districts register and survey via an on-line system.


Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including:

  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  • Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Tobacco use
  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • Inadequate physical activity

YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other health-related behaviors plus sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.

YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.

Michigan Merit Curriculum Health Education Curriculum Assessment (MMC-HECA)

Please contact Taryn Mason for access to this assessment, which was created by a special work group within the Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association (MiSHCA)

Comprehensive School Health and Safe and Drug Free Schools Taryn Mason

Regional School Health Coordinator
Taryn Mason

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