adolescent health

December 3, 2013

Winter is Coming!

As winter approaches, there are many things we can do to ensure that we all stay happy and healthy! Many people spend time outdoors in the […]
November 20, 2013

It’s Universal Children’s Day!

What is Universal Children’s Day? In 1954, Universal Children’s Day was established by UNICEF to celebrate children globally, promote child welfare, and encourage international togetherness. Universal […]
October 31, 2013

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

The sidewalks and streets will soon be filled with ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Halloween brings out the kid in all of us. Before you head out […]
October 22, 2013

Red Ribbon Week 2013

The 2013 Red Ribbon Week Campaign, organized at Ypsilanti Community Middle School by the RAHS Health Center’s Prevention Program and Project SUCCESS students and Students Against […]
October 8, 2013

Health Literacy Awareness Month: What is the relationship between reading and health?

What is Health Literacy? The National Patient Safety Foundation defines Health Literacy as the ability to read, understand and act on health information. It is a […]
October 1, 2013

Community Programs & Services – 2013 Accomplishments

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” Booker […]
September 17, 2013

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Over the past four decades, the obesity rate in our nation’s children has risen at an alarming rate. Obesity puts our children at risk for Type […]
August 20, 2013

End of Summer Self-Care: Sleep & Nutrition

While the end of break quickly approaches, along with the dread of 6:00am alarm clocks going off, it is good to take a moment and focus […]
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 […]
July 9, 2013

Water Safety

Summer is here (finally!) and it’s time to think about safety around water! In the pool, at the beach, or in the bathtub, water can be […]
July 2, 2013

Summer Fun in Washtenaw County

During the summer there are lots of wonderful and fun things to do to! July is a great time to get outside, get moving, and try […]
March 31, 2015

Immunizations and Preventive Care

Recently there has been a lot of media coverage about immunizations and the prevention of measles. The UMHS Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools follows the American Academy […]
April 7, 2015

Confidential Healthcare: What Services Do Teens Have the Right to Receive without a Parent’s Permission?

Teens and young adults need specialized medical care and a provider with whom they can discuss anything, from normal body growth and development, illness, preventive care, […]
April 21, 2015

Ypsilanti’s MOST Campaign

According to the 2013-2014 Ypsilanti Communities that Care (CTC) survey results, most middle school students do not drink alcohol, use marijuana, or abuse prescription drugs. This […]
April 28, 2015

Spring means Asthma?

For many people Spring is a mixed blessing. If you have Asthma you are more likely to also have Seasonal Allergies. The budding trees, the flower […]