wellness

September 27, 2018

National Childhood Obesity Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. 1 in 6 children in the United States are obese – that is 17 percent! Children who are obese […]
September 21, 2018

Sleep and the School Year

The school year is new, and your children are likely still adjusting to the change in their schedule. Pencils, papers, clothing and shoes are ALL important […]
April 3, 2018

TALK, TEST, TREAT – Prevention is the Key to Health

April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month. RAHS staff ensure that all aspects of health, including sexuality, prevention, screening, and treatment for STDs is a normal […]
February 27, 2018

National Nutrition Month

Did you know… March is National Nutrition Month! A whole month dedicated to putting nutrition in the forefront to help us all improve our health and […]
December 1, 2015

Year-Round Community Resources

These are only a few of the resources available in this community year-round. For more information on available programs, services, and resources, contact Nancy Thome, RAHS […]
November 17, 2015

Coordination of Care to Meet Your Needs

CARE COORDINATION SERVICES At our RAHS Health Centers, we try to work as a team to meet all of the care needs of a student. Sometimes, […]
November 8, 2015

Dinner Menu Planning

With the holidays approaching and families constantly on the move, having a dinner menu plan can help your family to eat healthier, skip fast food, and […]
October 16, 2015

Immunizations and Preventive Care

There has been a lot of news and social media coverage about immunizations. The UMHS Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) follows the American Academy of […]
October 8, 2015

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

RAHS Scarlett Middle School this past year piloted an exciting therapy group that incorporated actors from Wild Swan Theater. The project was funded through MDCH and […]
September 8, 2015

Preparing for Change

The summer is long and, hopefully, it was a lot of fun! Your child or adolescent has probably been sleeping in, and doing a lot of […]
June 2, 2015

Adolescent Centered Environments

“I kind of felt disrespected.” … ”I felt like they were babying me.” … “My doctor assumes [things] sometimes, and it’s kind of awkward. She talks […]
May 19, 2015

Healthy Life Balance & Managing Stress

Just as it is important to eat a balanced diet, our minds and bodies benefit from a balanced lifestyle. Teenagers, as well as adults, have so […]
December 4, 2012

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

The mission of the Regional Alliance for Health Schools (RAHS) is to provide school-based health programs and clinical services that improve the well-being of students, their […]
December 21, 2012

Holidays + Stress = ?

What Is Stress and How Does it Work? Stress is a feeling of pressure or tension that’s created when we react to the events around us. […]
April 16, 2013

Lauren’s Story

Lauren is a 16 year old who began coming to the RAHS clinic to participate in the Mood and Movement group.  She initially reported being interested […]
August 6, 2013

How Much Do You Know About Sunscreen?

Yes, here is yet another post about sunscreen despite this fall-like weather we’re having here in Michigan! Millions of Americans rely on sunscreen for protection from […]