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Overview: Creating a Healthy School Environment. What are the Healthy School Action Tools (HSAT)?. A set of online tools to help Michigan schools create healthier environments. HSAT Assessment HSAT Action Plan. Healthy School Action Tools.

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Overview creating a healthy school environment
Overview: Creating a Healthy School Environment

What are the healthy school action tools hsat
What are the Healthy School Action Tools (HSAT)?

  • A set of online tools to help Michigan schools create healthier environments.

    • HSAT Assessment

    • HSAT Action Plan

Healthy school action tools
Healthy School Action Tools

  • Addresses five areas of health using an eight module format

    • Healthy Eating and Nutrition Education

    • Physical Activity and Physical Education

    • Tobacco-Free Lifestyles

    • Asthma Management

    • Violence Injury and Prevention

Eight modules of the hsat assessment
Eight Modules of the HSAT Assessment

  • Module 1: School Health Policies & Environment

  • Module 2: Health Education

  • Module 3: Physical Education & Other Physical Activity Programs

  • Module 4: Nutrition Services

  • Module 5: School Health Services

  • Module 6: School Counseling, Psychological & Social Services

  • Module 7: Health Promotion for Staff

  • Module 8: Family & Community


The hsat will
The HSAT will:

  • Identify school strengths

  • Identify school weaknesses

  • Develop an online Action Plan

Finding the healthy school action tools
Finding the Healthy School Action Tools


Getting started begin by forming a school building coordinated school health team
Getting Started: Begin by Forming a School Building Coordinated School Health Team

Identify a team leader
Identify a Team Leader

CSHT Team Leader Responsibilities:

  • Recruit team members

  • Set up meeting times and locations

  • Communicate with team members

  • Complete assessment, action plan, submit success stories.

  • Keep CSHT on target by updating action plan.

  • Present updates to school board (successes and challenges)

Consider using a hsat facilitator
Consider Using a HSAT Facilitator

HSAT facilitators:

  • Assist team to complete the HSAT assessment and action plan

  • Ensures that everyone is being heard

  • Remains Neutral

  • Encourages team members to reach consensus

  • Encourages team leader to assume responsibility and take the lead

  • Complete the online HSAT Facilitation Training

The hsat homepage www mihealthtools org hsat
The HSAT Homepage: www.mihealthtools.org/hsat

How to add remove topics
How To Add / Remove Topics

Click on Step 1.

Step 3 complete assessment
Step 3: Complete Assessment

  • Complete questions in all 8 modules.

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Step 3: Complete Assessment

  • Red Flag Questions

    • Computer checks your work

Question numbering
Question Numbering

  • Module #

  • Question #

  • Topic Area

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Question Numbering

  • CC = Cross-Cutting

  • A = Asthma Management

  • N = Healthy Eating/Nutrition Education

  • PA = Physical Activity/Physical Education

    • (also includes sun safety)

  • T = Tobacco-Free Lifestyles

  • VIP = Violence & Injury Prevention

  • Sample question1
    Sample Question


    Sample question2
    Sample Question

    Resource Guide (RG):

    Step 3 complete assessment2
    Step 3: Complete Assessment

    • Your Bright Ideas

      • Located at the end of each module

    Step 4 complete summary
    Step 4: Complete Summary

    • Your Bright Ideas: for review and editing

    • Additional Information Collected:

      • Baseline Data

      • Demographic Data

      • Other information about your school

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    Step 4: Complete Summary

    • Baseline Information:

      • Enrollment

      • Absences due to health and safety reasons

      • Number of disciplinary actions

      • Number of disciplinary referrals in the last full academic year (ex.; in-school suspension, detention, suspension, expulsion etc.)

      • Number of students who dropped out of school

      • Number of students in special education

      • Number of incidents reported related to bullying and violence

    Step 4 complete summary2

    Demographic Data

    Ethnic composition of students

    % students eligible for free and reduced lunch

    Other information about your school

    Reason for completing HSAT

    Completed Recognition Program application

    Step 4: Complete Summary

    Step 4 complete summary3

    Call your Central Office to gather information

    Helps the CSHT get ready for Action Planning

    Step 4: Complete Summary

    Step 7 set smart goals
    Step 7: Set “SMART” Goals

    • Based on the need areas you discovered by completing your HSAT Assessment, set overall goals that will benefit your school

    • SMART goals:

      • Specific

      • Measurable

      • Attainable

      • Realistic

      • Timely

    Smart goals
    SMART Goals

    • Specific goals and objectives include who will be targeted and what will be accomplished.

    • Measurable goals and objectives include how much change is expected, specifically enough that achievement of the objective can be measured through counting or documenting change.

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    SMART Goals

    • Achievable goals and objectives can be realistically accomplished given your program’s existing resources and constraints.

    • Realistic goals and objectives address the scope of the health problem and propose reasonable programmatic steps.

    • Time-phased goals and objectives provide a timeline indicating when the objective will be met.

    Example of a smart goal
    Example of a SMART Goal

    • Healthy Eating & Nutrition Education:

      • By December 1, 2009, 100% of a la carte items offered to students will meet our school’s nutrition standards which are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

    Examples of smart goals
    Examples of SMART Goals

    • See the Resource Guide for more examples.

    Why share your success
    Why Share Your Success

    • Congratulating yourself on your successes motivates you to continue

    • Sharing achievements publicly also helps other schools:

      • It provides ideas

      • Demonstrates that it can be done

      • Inspires others

    • Stakeholder support and recruitment

      • Administration

      • School Board

    Thank you

    Karen Krabill Yoder


    Coordinated School Health Consultant



    Thank you!