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McMillen Health

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McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

2015-2016

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by McMillen Health

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Active Brain Boosters

Seniors learn how to keep their brains active and how various behaviors can boost brain performance by participating during the program. Seniors leave with an understanding of the importance of staying mentally and physically fit through regular...

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Balance Your Act

Students learn how to manage their caloric intake by identifying high fat and highly sweetened foods. Youth will gain the knowledge to plan a basic exercise program. Plastinated human organs are used to illustrate results of poor daily food...

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Be a Brain Builder

Youth learn about the brain and nervous system. Students study various learning styles and are encouraged to identify their own personal style while exploring activities that boost brain performance. They better understand the importance of...

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Be Wiser

Students learn that sleeping, exercising, eating healthy foods and having a positive attitude all work together as four keys to being healthy. Students learn the facts about alcohol and tobacco and their effects on the brain and body. 

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BFF: Body Friendly Foods

Students are encouraged, through interactive activities, to fill their plates with healthy food as recommended by My Plate. The truth is revealed regarding how television media persuades students to eat junk food. A segment on exercise motivates...

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Bodies in Progress: Boys

Boys learn about changes that occur in males during puberty. Topics include emotional changes, hygiene, physical changes, conception, and the benefits of abstinence. Participation in this program promotes positive self-image and reinforces that...

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Bodies in Progress: Girls

Girls learn about changes that occur in females during puberty, including emotional changes, hygiene, physical changes, menstruation, sanitary supplies, conception, and the benefits of abstinence. This program promotes positive self-image and...

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Body Boss

Students will learn they’re the boss of their body and they can say no. Differences between good/bad touches will be explained and an emergency plan will be established. Students will view animated videos then discuss how the characters handled...

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Bones & Tone: A Moving Experience

Students experience this momentous program by discovering fun facts about the skeletal and muscular system. They use these systems in various activities throughout the class with an emphasis on keeping these systems healthy and active.

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Breast Self-Exam

Young women learn about breast cancer and early detection through self-exams and mammograms. Self-examinations are explained and simulated with the use of anatomical models. (Anatomical models can be shipped to your site for distance education...

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Brush Your Teeth

Children learn about the many jobs their teeth have and how important their teeth are. Proper brushing, visiting the dentist, and choosing nutritious foods for healthy teeth are emphasized. 

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Bully CSI: Critical Steps to Intervention

This program illuminates various ways that bullying can be identified. All forms of bullying, including cyberbullying, affect all people in the bullying circle: target, bully, followers, and bystanders. Adults attending this session learn simple...

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Bully Don't Bother Me

Using age appropriate videos, visual illustrations, and role playing, children discover how important it is to be a friend. Students learn what bullying is and the effects of bullying on the target. They are encouraged to report bullying to adults...

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Bullying: Imbalance of Power

Students look at the effects of sexual harassment, stereotyping, and bullying and become aware of their rights, responsibilities, and duties as a young adult. Students learn ways to communicate with others, handle conflict, and how to become...

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Dating: Avoiding the Danger Zone

Students identify and define the varying types of dating abuse in relationships they observe. They are encouraged to find the means to help themselves or others experiencing it. Dating; Avoiding the Danger Zone supports Erin's Law about...

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Digital Citizenship 101

Students learn the different aspects of digital citizenship, otherwise known as responsible technology use.  Learning strategies demonstrate how to create an effective password and how to use products such as cell phones, webcams, and social media...

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Digital Citizenship 201

Students learn what a ‘digital footprint’ entails and how it affects their future.  Learning strategies allow the class to engage in discussions about internet usage in their own lives and the positives and negatives related to those activities...

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Distracted Driving

Using real-life stories about accidents caused by distracted driving, students learn what distracted driving is and explore the risks associated with it. Through this class, they learn how to increase their driving safety through positive decision...

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Don't Be the Butt of Tobacco

Students learn about the tobacco industry and how these companies market directly to youth with tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping. The effects of nicotine on the body are clearly demonstrated through activities and the use of plastinated human...

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Don't Give Me Any Bull

Youth learn how to prevent bullying and protect themselves from becoming the target and how to be an active bystander. Fun, interactive activities help students learn about the choices they have regarding behaviors that can positively affect their...

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Every 'Body' Changes

Students learn the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty. Topics include secondary sexual characteristics, emotional changes, personal hygiene, conception, and the benefits of abstinence. This program covers both males and...

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Fact or Quack

Students are empowered to differentiate between marketing scams and healthy lifestyle choices. Interactive activities provide accurate guidelines for diet and exercise. The program examines the harmful effects of fad diets, anorexia, bulimia, and...

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Food to Go

Students learn how to use the My Plate, choose healthy snack options, and discover easy and fun exercise options that can be used in their everyday lives. They also analyze how a non-nutritious diet affects the body. Young students are empowered...

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Food, Fitness and Fun

This program challenges students to be fit for life. Through activities, participants discover the functions of nutrients in a healthy diet and learn about the concept of nutrient density in food. Students also learn about the benefits of an...

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Get the Facts: Suicide Prevention

This program increases students’ knowledge about the warning signs of suicide and teaches students to involve an adult with at-risk situations. They learn to look for the warning signs while discussing and dispelling common myths associated with...

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Habit Free for Me

Students are given facts about maintaining their health, which encourages them to make healthy choices daily resulting in lifelong habits. A brief introduction to the effects of alcohol, tobacco and the misuse of prescription medications is...

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Health Wise for Seniors: Nutrition

This program discusses the importance of nutrition and hydration for the senior adult population. Seniors learn about their nutritional needs and are given tips for choosing healthier options for snacks and dining choices.

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Infection Connection: HIV

Students learn about HIV, how the immune system usually works to fight off viral infections, and how HIV weakens this system. Students hear the latest facts on HIV/AIDS including statistics, modes of transmission, infection process, medication...

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Informed Decisions

Students become enlightened decision-makers regarding drugs. Through this program, the effect that drugs have on the body is demonstrated by observing plastinated human organs. While trying on our “drunk driving” goggles, students discover how...

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Internet Surfin' Safety

Students learn ways to stay safe while being online, including how to make strong passwords and protect personal information. There is an emphasis on netiquette and examples of negative internet usage such as cyberbullying and online predators.

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Magic of McMillen

Participants in the Magic of McMillen will get a brief look at how McMillen Health programs are designed and presented. You choose which program(s) will be highlighted so you can 'see' how the program would work for you. Schedule this informative...

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My Body Blueprint

Students learn the foundation for building and maintaining a healthy body by interacting with the concrete steps of nutrition knowledge.  These concrete steps include using basic food guidelines, reading food labels, understanding fitness facts...

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My Sensational Senses

Students learn many facts about the sense organs. Volunteers participate in activities to earn clues which identify the four keys to being healthy: eating well, sleeping, exercising, and being happy. When taught at McMillen Health, TAM...

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No Bad Secrets

Students will learn they’re boss of their body and they can say no. Differences between good/bad touches and good/bad secrets will be explained and discussed. Students discuss an emergency plan for what to do if they’re unsafe, including...

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Odor Eaters 101

Students learn about the normal physical changes their bodies will make during puberty and how to prepare for these changes. This program covers hygiene related topics including: showering, handwashing, dental hygiene, skin care, and nail care. 

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Opioids: What Adults Need to Know

The need for a broad based approach to preventing opioid abuse and dealing with the ramifications is explored using recorded interviews of professionals involved in Allen County, Indiana. The presentation illustrates how anyone can fall to opioids...

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Password to Internet Safety

Students learn the pros and cons of internet usage and ways to stay safe online including the use of strong passwords and protecting personal information. There is an emphasis on cyberbullying and a Fact or Fake game where students must decide if...

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Pharm Crisis: Avoiding Abuse of Prescription Medications

In the United States, opioid overdose deaths account for more deaths than car accidents each year. Eye-opening interactive activities inform students of the devastating effects of prescription medication abuse. Alternative and healthier coping...

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Prevail Over Pain

Nearly 50 million American adults suffer from chronic or severe pain some time in their life. Participates will discover the link between chronic pain and other health related illnesses including depression, anxiety, sleep trouble, and stress....

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Respect & Responsibility: STIs

Students are made aware of the consequences of sexual activity and learn the benefits of abstinence. They practice assertive communication and refusal skills. Segments addressing the signs, symptoms, and effects of sexually transmitted diseases...

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Seeing Through the Haze

Since 2017, the use of e-cigarettes has increased almost 50% among middle school students. Students discover the true effects vaping has on body systems while learning about chemicals found in e-cigarette aerosol. Advertising for nicotine delivery...

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Sexting & Texting: Safe Social Media

This program underscores the effect negative use of social media can have on both the recipient and the sender of the message. Through videos, discussion, and activities, students gain a better understanding of how harmful these actions can be. 

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Something to Chew On

Children explore the importance of their teeth and how differing types of teeth work based on their shape. Healthy dental behaviors are stressed teaching students their responsibility to care for their teeth. Children “practice” brushing teeth...

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Stand Against Bullying

Students are taught about all types of bullying including: cyberbullying, discrimination, exclusion, intimidation, verbal and physical. Students discover that bullying hurts both the target and the bully and learn what role to take in these types...

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Stay Drug Free

Students learn the facts about alcohol, tobacco, marijuana (including concentrates), and inhalants. A strong emphasis is placed on the effects these drugs have on the brain and body. Activities include role-playing to assist students to develop...

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Testicular Self Exam

Young men learn about testicular cancer and early detection through self-exams. Self-examinations are explained and simulated with the use of anatomical models. Models can be shipped to your site and back to us at your expense. Please call to get...

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The News About Booze

Students are provided information about the dangers of alcohol abuse in a “fact versus fiction” discussion. The effects of short and long term alcohol abuse are demonstrated using plastinated human organs and activities such as the drunk driving...

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Tobacco: Coughin' to Coffin

Young people are exposed to subtle marketing of tobacco and e-cigarettes through product placement in media campaigns. Students discover the hidden costs of smoking in a monetary sense as well as the effects of smoking on physical health through...

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Toll of Abuse

Human trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar crime all over the world, affecting 100,000 - 300,000 children each year. Students will learn to recognize potentially dangerous situations, how to protect themselves, and how to report these crimes...

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Vaping: Mists and Myths

In 2016, 1.7 million high school students used e-cigarettes in the previous thirty days. Students will learn about tobacco industry marketing and how social media increases exposure to electronic tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, vaporizers...

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Veto the Virus: HIV

Students learn about HIV, how the immune system usually works to fight off viral infections, and how HIV weakens this system. Stages of HIV infection and modes of transmission are discussed. Students also discuss and learn the benefits of abstinence.

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Wired & Routed: Cyber Bullying

Statistics reveal 22% of middle school students have been involved, in some way, with cyberbullying incidents. As social media use grows, the opportunity for bullying increases and follows youth home. Students learn cutting-edge information, the...

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You're Never Too Old .. for an STD

Adults will learn facts about the growing rate of STDs/STIs for sexually active senior adults. Discussion will include reasons for the increased infection rates, condom use and talking to one's partner about past sexual history. Seniors will...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Community Organization

Contact

Twila Smith   info@mcmillenhealth.org
600 Jim Kelley Boulevard
Fort Wayne IN 46816
8882407268
United States

http://www.mcmillenhealth.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of McMillen Health cover:

Community Interests
Health/Physical Education
Family & Consumer Science
Character Education

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

The honesty and humor of the instructor created good interaction with the students. Overall, I was impressed with how well the distance learning program went, this was our 1st one. Thank you!
- Anthis Career Center