Our research has identified that acceptability, student needs, and adaptability are three key barriers and facilitators to the implementation of the Michigan Model for Health (MMH). MI-LEAP aims to target MMH to meet the needs of “the students who need it the most” by focusing on strategies to enhance the fit of the curriculum to the context of the classroom in which it is taught.
MI-LEAP seeks to promote the health and well-being of students by creating a trauma-informed classroom and utilizing a universal prevention intervention that is beneficial to all students. Because MMH is an evidence-based curriculum, MI-LEAP aims to build on its success and improve its delivery, specifically to students exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). For more information about MI-LEAP, MMH and universal prevention, visit our About page.
The MI-LEAP team is made up of students, researchers, and community partners. We have joined together to create a dynamic team with extensive experience. MI-LEAP is a collaboration with:
Wayne State University
Michigan School Health Coordinator Association (MISHCA)
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD)
Trauma-Informed Programs and Practices for Schools (TIPPS)
Join the Project
Schools who are eligible to participate in MI-LEAP must be teaching less than 80% of the MMH curriculum and/or face one or more barriers to implementation. To receive information about your school’s eligibility to participate, visit the Join the Project page to enter your information. Our team will contact you about how your school can get involved!