Health and Prevention

The Marquette-Alger RESA health team strives to improve the health and well-being of school age children in Marquette and Alger counties as well as across the Central Upper Peninsula. We provide a variety of health education programs and services that focus on meeting the needs of the Whole Child in both the school and community settings.

Making Healthy Connections With comprehensive health education, engaging physical education, and data-driven health supports, we can unlock our students’ full potential and ensure every child receives the individualized attention they deserve.
Medicaid Outreach Many Michigan children go without health care because they have no insurance coverage. MDHHS has programs available that can help families with their children’s health care needs with free or low-cost health coverage opportunities.
Mental Health Just like our physical health, our mental health plays a crucial role in shaping our overall well-being. Our evidence-based programs aid in the power of prevention and early intervention when it comes to mental health.
Nutrition and Physical Activity By integrating engaging and age-appropriate lessons on healthy eating and active lifestyles into the classroom, we empower children to make informed choices that impact their present and future health.
Prevention Targeting different age groups, prevention programs aim to prevent substance abuse and promote positive behaviors through social-emotional skill building, family-based strategies, and responsible decision-making skills.
Whole Child Health and School Health Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in helping young people establish lifelong healthy behaviors.


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Kelly Sager

Regional School Health Coordinator/Health Education Consultant
Phone: 906-226-5143