Michigan Evaluation of School-Based Health (MESH)

Principal Investigator:
Miles A. McNall

Director, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

More than 60 school-linked health centers are providing a range of primary, preventative, and early intervention services to more than 100,000 children at all grade levels throughout Michigan. To date, there has been no statewide evaluation to assess the impact of these centers on the health outcomes and health care costs of the children they serve. The MESH project is studying the impact of school-based health centers on the health outcomes, healthcare costs, and school attendance of children in public schools throughout Michigan.


Additional CERC members: Brian Mavis; Celeste Sturdevant Reed; Laura Bates; Lauren Lichty; Jason Forney
Funder: Michigan Department of Community Health
MSU Partners: Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative; University-Community Partnerships
Community Partners: Michigan Department of Community Health; School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan; Henry Ford Health System; Oakwood Health Care System; University of Michigan Health System; Health Delivery, Inc.; Center for Family Health; county health departments in Ingham, Chippewa, and Van Buren/Cass counties; and 18 Michigan public schools from Sault Ste. Marie to Jackson