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Services and Resources

Call your RAHS school-based health center for an appointment.

Physical Health - sports physicals, annual physicals, immunizations
Behavioral Health - individual and group therapy
Tangible Resources - food assistance, clothing closets, and personal items

 

Message to the community

From Mohamad Khraizat, Director, Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools

Summer in Michigan is a wonderful time for our youth and adolescents to enjoy the outdoors, participate in recreational activities, and spend time with family and friends. However, it is also a critical time to emphasize the importance of safety to ensure a healthy and enjoyable summer.

Here are some key tips to help keep our youth safe during the summer months:

1. Sun Safety:

- Encourage the use of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and reapply it every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
- Wear hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing to shield skin from harmful UV rays.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, especially during outdoor activities.


2. Water Safety:

- Supervise children closely when they are in or near water, including pools, lakes, and rivers.
- Ensure that children who are not strong swimmers wear life jackets when boating or swimming in open water.
- Teach children to swim and educate them about the dangers of swimming in unfamiliar or unsupervised areas.


3. Heat Safety:

- Be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke, such as dizziness, headache, and nausea. Seek shade and cool environments if symptoms occur.
- Limit outdoor activities during peak sun hours, typically between 10 AM and 4 PM.


4. Bicycle and Road Safety:

- Insist that children wear helmets when riding bicycles, scooters, or skateboards.
- Teach children to be aware of traffic and to use crosswalks and signals when crossing streets.
- Ensure bicycles are in good working condition with properly functioning brakes and tires.


5. Insect Safety:

- Use insect repellent containing DEET or other EPA-approved ingredients to protect against mosquito and tick bites.
- Wear long sleeves and pants when in wooded or grassy areas to reduce the risk of Lyme disease and other insect-borne illnesses.


6. Digital Safety:

- Monitor online activities and encourage open communication about internet usage and social media.
- Educate children about the importance of privacy and the dangers of sharing personal information online.

At RAHS, our mission is to support the health and well-being of our community’s youth. By following these summer safety tips, we can help ensure that our children have a fun, safe, and healthy summer.

If you have any questions or need additional resources, please do not hesitate to contact our offices. Together, we can create a safer environment for our youth and help them make the most of their summer break.

Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable summer!


 

Events & Resources

RAHS hosts health education events at our school-based health centers and also participates in community events to improve the health and well-being of our communities.
 

Upcoming Events