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Strong Schools

IU Health Strong Schools

Research shows that healthier students are better learners and that physical activity can improve student academic achievement as well as other factors that influence academic success in school, such as classroom behavior and attendance.1

Would you like to add 30 minutes of physical activity to your elementary students’ day and help build their academic success? Indiana University Health is committed to improving health and supports opportunities for more physical activity in our elementary schools and communities.

Because healthier and more active kids tend to learn better, IU Health and Action for Healthy Kids have teamed up to provide 30 IU Health Strong Schools grants to elementary schools in the 15 counties that house an IU Health hospital across the state. 

The following IU Health Strong Schools grants are available:

  • $1500 IU Health Stronger Schools (Focus on students & staff) - Grants include Fitnessgram software to collect wellness metrics.
  • $3000 IU Health Strongest Schools (Focus on students, staff & community) - Grants include Fitnessgram software to collect wellness metrics.

Review the IU Health Strong Schools application paperwork prior to applying online. Apply for an IU Health Strong Schools grant at the Action for Healthy Kids grant portal.

Application deadline: May 4, 2015.

Have questions about the application process? Please reach out to:
Stephanie Berry, Indiana University Health, or 317.962.9880.
Hannah Ramsland, Action for Healthy Kids, or 317.698.6962.

1 Basch, 2010; USDHHS, 2010; Hillman, et al., 2009; Trudeau & Shephard, 2008; Active Living Research, 2007