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!

2021-2022

2020-2021

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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Adults with Special Needs: Anger Management

Students will learn how to recognize the physical signs of anger and practical ways to handle the emotion of anger. These topics can be customized to the needs of the students who attend. Activities include naming appropriate ways to handle anger,...

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Adults with Special Needs: Bathroom Etiquette

Students learn about proper bathroom etiquette such as knocking on the stall door before entering, how to choose a urinal, and how to dispose of female hygiene products. Activities include showing the correct amount of hand soap and toilet paper.

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Adults with Special Needs: Boundaries

Participants will learn to identify the “private parts” of the body as the parts covered by a bathing suit. Students will learn the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching. Lastly, students will learn about consent and how to...

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Adults with Special Needs: Clothing Care

Students will learn everyday hygiene habits for clothing including proper clothes washing techniques. Activities include sorting laundry, showing the correct amount of detergent to use, and more. Program can be adapted to cover a selection of...

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Adults with Special Needs: Contraceptives

Students will learn about a variety of contraceptive options for both men and women. A brief discussion of the reproductive system will be addressed. The pros and cons of condoms, birth control pills, inter-uterine devices (IUD), and the birth...

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Adults with Special Needs: Cooking with Spices

Students will learn tips and tricks for making delicious and balanced meals. The MyPlate will be discussed, as well as, commonly used herb and spice food pairings. Proper storage of herbs and spices will be addressed.

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Adults with Special Needs: Coping with COVID

Participants will learn what viruses and bacteria are and the differences between them, what the symptoms of COVID 19 are, and how to slow the spread of COVID 19. Activities include how to distinguish between safe and risky actions, and...

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Adults with Special Needs: Dental Hygiene

Participants learn the importance of brushing and flossing teeth, how often to brush and floss, and habits that can cause tooth decay. Activities include a tooth experiment, identifying good or bad foods that affect teeth, and how much...

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Adults with Special Needs: Emergency Safety & Security

Participants will learn to identify what an emergency is and is not and who can help in an emergency. Activities include selecting situations that require a 911 call and ones that do not, and how to make a 911 call properly. 

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Adults with Special Needs: Female Hygiene

      Participants will learn female hygiene topics in this all-female program. Participants will learn the importance of wiping front to back, daily washing, menstrual flow, PMS, female hygiene supplies, and how to properly dispose of feminine...

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Adults with Special Needs: Healthy Eating

Participants will briefly go over MyPlate and discuss healthy food choices, what foods have empty calories, and how to stay hydrated. Activities include participants choosing between healthy and unhealthy foods when having a snack.  

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Adults with Special Needs: Home Safety & Security

      Participants will learn safety and security topics such as securing the home and personalizing items. Additional topics covered are fire prevention, smoke detectors, extension cord usage, and appliance usage. Lastly, participants will...

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Adults with Special Needs: Informed Decisions

      Participants become more aware of various drugs and their dangers. Drugs covered include alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drugs. Activities include identifying the cost of tobacco products and relating them to everyday items. 

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Adults with Special Needs: Living an Active Lifestyle

Participants learn how exercise is for everyone regardless of age or ability, what the three main types of exercise are, and the benefits of exercise. Activities include guessing an exercise when demonstrated, performing a short exercise, and...

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Adults with Special Needs: Microwave Madness

Participants learn about safe practices regarding microwaves, review MyPlate, learn about making healthy microwave food choices, and how to read food labels. Participants will also learn about fiber, food portions, and preservatives. 

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Adults with Special Needs: Outlook on Opioids

Participants will learn the difference between opioids and opiates, different forms of opioids, bodily organs affected by opioid misuse, and what addiction and withdrawal is. Activities include identifying various organs after hearing/seeing...

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Adults with Special Needs: Password to Internet Safety

Participants will learn the importance of protecting all parts of themselves such as personal information, reputation, mental health, physical health, and personal safety. Additionally, participants will learn about cyberbullying, sexting, and...

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Adults with Special Needs: Personal Information: Safety & Security

Participants learn what private information includes and the importance of keeping private information secure and reporting fraud. The main focus is on helping participants identify who are and are not trusted adults in their lives and to...

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Adults with Special Needs: Pharm Crisis: Prescription Medication Abuse

Participants will learn about prescription medication, what prescription medication abuse is, and side effects of medication. Activities include identifying who participants can take medication from and who they cannot. 

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Adults with Special Needs: Relationships

Participants will learn how to differentiate between the different types of relationships, what information to share and with whom, and what to do if in an unhealthy relationship. Activities include an exercise to determine what to share and...

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Adults with Special Needs: Revealing the Fat

Participants learn to identify foods that contain fat, the importance of eating healthy meals, and avoiding "only sometimes" foods. Additionally, participants will learn how portions sizes have changed over the years, and the benefits of...

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Adults with Special Needs: Sexting

Participants will learn what consent is and is not, what sexting is, and what sexual harassment means. Also participants will learn what to do if sexually harassed or involved in sexting. Activities include an exercise to distinguish between...

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Adults with Special Needs: Sexual Activity

Participants will focus on the topic of sexual activity, learn what consent is and is not, and some anatomical information. Participants will also learn about abstinence, birth control, what to do if in an unwanted sexual situation, and hygiene. 

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Adults with Special Needs: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Participants will learn about the anatomy of the male and female reproductive system, common STDs, STD symptoms, and how to prevent them. Activities include an exercise to distinguish myths from facts about STDs. 

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Adults with Special Needs: Showering and Handwashing

Participants will learn the importance of personal hygiene to include the social, personal, and health reasons. Participants will also learn about several activities associated with personal hygiene to include showering, shaving, and face...

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Adults with Special Needs: Skin Care

Participants will learn about different types of skin, melanin's role in skin color, protecting skin, and basic hygiene. Also, participants will learn about the importance of sunscreen, nail care, and the harm that smoking causes to skin. 

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Adults with Special Needs: Sugar Simplified

Participants will learn about what sugar is, different types of sugar, and the recommended limits on added sugar. Participants will learn to read food labels, distinguish between foods high and low in added sugars, how to consume less sugar...

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Adults with Special Needs: The News About Booze

Participants will learn about what alcohol is, what body parts are affected by alcohol, and what sober means. Activities include distinguishing between alcohol myths and facts. 

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Adults with Special Needs: The Stink About Smoking

Participants will learn about the negative effects of tobacco, its impact on various organs, and the various costs of smoking (social, physical, and economic). Activities include an exercise that helps participants understand that there is...

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Adults with Special Needs: Vaping: Mists and Myths

Participants will learn about social media increases exposure to tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and vaporizers. Participants will also explore nicotine's side effects and additional dangers presented by vape pens. Activities include an...

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AIDS Ammunition

Youth receive an overview of the immune system, how it responds to infection, how HIV weakens the immune system, and the effects HIV has on the body. Modes of transmission and the stages of infection are discussed using age appropriate activities. 

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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 a Germ Genius

Students will learn what germs are and what they can do to stop the spread of germs. Students will get to see firsthand how germs are spread and will be able to practice proper hand washing techniques. A brief introduction to the COVID-19 virus...

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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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Body Safety Check

Students will learn that they are in charge of their bodies and that their private parts which are covered by a bathing suit are theirs. Activities include practicing emergency plan rules such as saying no and telling a trusted adult what happened...

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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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Bones: Protect & Repair

Students will have the opportunity to plan ways to meet their calcium needs and learn to protect their bones by preventing fractures.  We will review types of fractures, treatments and professionals who diagnose and treat fractures. Students will...

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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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Choices & Consequences: Alcohol

Participants follow the path of a drink through the body, learning both the short and long-term effects of alcohol. Binge drinking and the stages of liver disease are discussed and displayed through the use of human plastinated livers.

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Choices & Consequences: Drugs and Smoking

Participants will learn some surprising facts about smoking and prescription drugs. In addition, the short and long-term effects of illegal drugs on the human body will be shared. The importance of not using alcohol, drugs, or tobacco during...

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Conquering COVID

The elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions appear to be more vulnerable to COVID-19. Participants will gain insight into the spread of COVID-19, how to protect themselves, and help reduce the spread of the virus.  The physical...

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Coping with COVID

In this program, students will learn fact-based disease transmission information, the importance of social distancing, proper mask wearing, and correct handwashing techniques.  Activities in this program include a demonstration on the...

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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 a ‘digital footprint’ is based upon their unique activity, actions, and communication while accessing technology.  Discussion about internet usage in their own lives including the positives and negatives related to those activities...

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Digital Citizenship 201

Students learn a ‘digital footprint’ is based upon their unique activity, actions, and communication while accessing technology.  Discussion about internet usage in their own lives including 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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Dunk the Funk

Addressing proper hygiene practices, including hand washing, is essential to the health of school aged students and staff. This program covers hygiene related topics including hand washing, showering, dental hygiene, skin care, clothing care, nail...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs- Emergency

Students will learn what makes something an emergency and be able to distinguish between emergencies and non emergencies. Who can help in each will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to simulate calling 911.

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Be a Germ Genius

Students will learn what germs are and what they can do to stop the spread of germs. Students will get to see firsthand how germs are spread and will be able to practice proper handwashing techniques. A brief introduction to the COVID-19 virus...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Bye-Bye Bully

Students will learn what it means to be self-aware as they begin to identify their emotions and become more aware of the thoughts and feelings of others. Emotional vocabulary will be explained and practiced. Participants are asked to...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Dental Hygiene

Students will get to see firsthand how certain habits can cause tooth decay and why it's so important to have good dental hygiene and what that looks like. Participants will have the oppourtunity to practice getting the correct amount of...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Food to Go

Students will learn about a variety of healthy foods and how to choose them from the MyPlate for nutritious meals and snacks. Students will discover why moving their body is so important by learning about easy and fun exercise options that can...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Habit Free for Me- Alcohol

Students will learn about healthy choices for good health: eating healthy foods, exercising, getting enough sleep, and happiness. Participants will learn what alcohol is and what its effects on the body are through an interactive organs display...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Habit Free for Me- Prescription Pills

tudents will learn about healthy choices for good health: eating healthy foods, exercising, getting enough sleep, and happiness. Participants will learn when it's okay to use prescription medications, how to follow directions, and what can...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Habit Free for Me- Role Model & Refusal Skills

Students will learn about healthy choices for good health: eating healthy foods, exercising, getting enough sleep, and happiness. They will learn which characteristics to look for in a healthy role model by working together to build a "Role...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Habit Free for Me- Tobacco

Students will learn about healthy choices for good health: eating healthy foods, exercising, getting enough sleep, and happiness. Students will learn how these healthy choices can become healthy habits. They will learn what tobacco/nicotine...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Happy Healthy Me

Students learn to be happy and healthy by viewing the "Jungle Jamboree" puppet show. Each character in the puppet show will teach children about the keys to good health: eating healthy foods, exercising, getting enough sleep, and a positive...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Health Adventure

Students interact with a larger than life MyPlate as they learn about the importance of a healthy diet.  They will climb aboard the Cracker Jack Express for a magical journey through the digestive system.  Along the way, they will explore the...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Internet Surfin’ Safety

Students will learn about the pros and cons of using the internet and how to keep themselves as safe as possible with good passwords tips, being aware of dangerous sites, and appropriate online behavior. Safety information regarding online...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Living an Active Lifestyle

Students will learn that exercise is for everyone! They will have the opportunity to take part in exercise while learning different types and the importance of exercise for our whole bodies.

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Mood Monsters

Students will learn how their brain and body are connected and that while all emotions are valid, not all behaviors in response to those emotions are acceptable. Students will also learn and practice a variety of self-regulation strategies to...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Odor Eaters 101

Students will learn all about what good hygiene is with the "Hygiene Family." This will include germs and hand washing, perspiring and deodorant, showering, hair care, dental care, and laundry habits. Participants will have the opportunity to...

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Elementary Youth with Special Needs: Showering and Hand Washing

Students will learn the importance of good hygiene as they watch a video of what can happen if someone stopped taking showers. A step-by-step guide to keeping clean will be included, such as how to stop germs, the steps of showering, how much...

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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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Fall Prevention

Participants will conduct a falls self-assessment.  They will learn the physical and environmental factors that contribute to falls and how to prevent them.  We will examine mobility aids and discuss strategies for their safe use.  Finally, we...

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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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Going Viral

In this program, new scientific research and interactive activities will be used to teach youth the critical importance of daily hygienic practices to slow the spread of a virus. Participants will learn how to locate credible information regarding...

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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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Happy Healthy Me

Children learn to be happy and healthy by viewing the exciting Jungle Jam puppet show. Interactive segments include the use of exercise, a larger-than-life sized My Plate, and TAM (Transparent Anatomical Mannequin) or Mannequin Man.

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Health Adventure

Children discover the different organs and functions of the digestive system through engaging activities. They interact with MyPlate and visit with Mannequin Man. Students also have the opportunity to learn about the four keys to good health...

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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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Hesitate to Intimidate

Students learn about the right to be respected and the importance of choosing to be respectful to others. By looking at the facts about bullying, students grow in their understanding of how bullying affects the target and the bully and how to be...

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Hooked on a Feeling

During this program, students will learn about different parts of the brain, their functions, and how it is connected to their bodies. Students will also learn to notice and name different emotions, practice different self-regulating strategies...

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Immune Immobilizers: HIV

Students learn about HIV, how the immune system usually works to fight off viral infections, and how HIV weakens this system. Students learn about choices that keep their bodies healthy. (Sexual transmission of HIV is not discussed in this program).

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Incredible Machine

Youth learn about the wonders of the human body, from the intricacy of a single cell to the complexity of a body system. They will identify the ten systems of the body and learn amazing facts about each system. Participants will trace the path...

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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 to make strong passwords and protect personal information during internet usage. The Netiquette or “NOT-iquette” game reinforces the importance of appropriate behavior online to avoid cyberbullying, potential online predators and...

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Keys to Happiness

Negative emotions can trigger the body's stress response. Participates learn 4 keys to happiness to counteract these negative interactions. The ability to stay socially, physically, mentally, and purposefully engages are critical components of...

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Kinderhealth

Youth will participate in a fun-filled adventure which teaches the keys to a healthy life. Students will identify foods from the five food groups.  They will solve riddles to learn about the major organs of the body.  Children play freeze...

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Life Begins

Students learn about the normal physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty. Topics include hygiene, physical changes, emotional changes, anatomy, menstruation, and conception. A segment about fetal development demonstrates how babies...

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Look Out Opioids Kill!

A recent study shows almost 4% of adolescents misusing opioids.  Students participate in a minute to win it experience - paralleling the single-minded focus that many addicts experience, which results in the inability to maintain a life balance...

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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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Mind-Full of Stress

Mind-full of Stress examines stress and its effects on the brain and body. Session activities illustrate how chemical changes in brain structures affect someone’s decision making ability and behavior.  Students will learn to connect feelings with...

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Mood Monsters

During this program, students will learn how their brain and body are connected and that while all emotions are valid, not all behaviors in response to those emotions are appropriate. Students will also learn and practice a variety of self...

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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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Outlook on Opioids

A recent study shows almost 4% of adolescents are misusing opioids. Students will participate in activities and view videos illustrating the reward response that drives substance use.. Afterward, students will have the facts about the opioid...

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Parenting: Reality Check

Students receive a “reality check” concerning the responsibilities of parenting. A couple will be selected as a “couple with a baby” who will illustrate the financial responsibilities of parenthood. Information about the Safe Haven law is included...

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Password to Internet Safety

Students will learn about the pros and cons of internet usage and ways to stay safe online including the use of strong passwords, protecting personal information, developing a positive online reputation, and appropriate media balance. There is an...

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Pharm Crisis

Every day in the United States, 2,500 youth aged 12 to 17 abuse a prescription drug for the first time. In this program, eye-opening interactive activities inform students of the devastating effects of prescription medication abuse. Students will...

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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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Scrubby Bear

Children hear about the importance of dental care and hand washing from King Wisdom Tooth and Mannequin Man. Activities help students learn that sleeping, eating well, exercising, and being happy promote good health.

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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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Social-Emotional Smarts

Through active participation, students will discover how strong social-emotional skills help people live healthy lives and avoid risky behaviors that may contribute to physical and mental health problems.  Students will learn the impact stress has...

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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

Statistics show 20% of students report they’ve been bullied in some way including cyber, social, verbal, and/or physical bullying.. Students will learn bullying hurts all parties involved including bystanders and that bystanders hold the power...

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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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Towards Maturity

Youth will learn about the physical, emotional, and social changes that occur during the journey to adulthood. Concepts presented are qualities to look for in a friend, self-respect, empathy for others, and the benefits of abstinence. A review of...

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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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Youth with Special Needs: Anger Management

Students will learn how to recognize the physical signs of anger and practical ways to handle the emotion of anger. These topics can be customized to the needs of the students who attend. Activities include naming appropriate ways to handle anger,...

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Youth with Special Needs: Bathroom Etiquette

Students learn about proper bathroom etiquette such as knocking on the stall door before entering, how to choose a urinal, and how to dispose of female hygiene products. Activities include showing the correct amount of hand soap and toilet paper.

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Youth with Special Needs: Boundaries

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Youth with Special Needs: Clothing Care

Students will learn to how to take care of their clothes, which includes being able to recognize everyday hygiene habits for clothing and listing steps of proper clothes washing techniques.  Activities include sorting laundry, showing the...

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Youth with Special Needs: Dental Hygiene

Students will get to see firsthand how certain habits can cause tooth decay and why it's so important to have good dental hygiene and what that looks like. Participants will have the opportunity to practice getting the correct amount of...

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Youth with Special Needs: Emergency Safety & Security

Students will learn how to recognize the difference between emergency and non-emergency situations and how to call 911 in the event of a true emergency. Activities include listing what qualifies an emergency versus a non-emergency, practicing...

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Youth with Special Needs: Every Body Changes

In this program, students will learn the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty. Topics discussed include secondary sexual characteristics, emotional changes, personal hygiene, conception, and the benefits of abstinence...

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Youth with Special Needs: Female Hygiene

In this female only program, students will learn to recognize proper hygiene habits for everyday female care, including wiping front to back and daily washing. Additionally, students will learn about supplies to use during menstruation and...

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Youth with Special Needs: Habit Free for Me

Giving students facts about maintaining their health will encourage them to make daily choices which become lifelong healthy habits.  Students will focus on decisions about choosing role models, sleeping, eating healthy foods, exercising, and...

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Youth with Special Needs: Healthy Eating

Creating balanced meals using the MyPlate model, recognizing the difference between everyday foods and "only sometimes foods", as well as understanding the importance of limiting "only sometimes foods" are goals central to this program...

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Youth with Special Needs: Hesitate to Intimidate

Students will learn about the right to be respected and the importance of choosing to be respectful to others. By looking at the facts about bullying, students will grow in their understanding of how bullying affects the target and the bully and...

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Youth with Special Needs: Home Safety & Security

Students will learn how and why it is important to secure their home.  By the end of the program, students will be able to list safe practices for their home that will promote security during the day and night.  Students will be able to...

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Youth with Special Needs: Informed Decisions

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

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Youth with Special Needs: Living an Active Lifestyle

Students will learn to identify the difference between living a sedentary lifestyle verses an active lifestyle.  Further, they will be able to list activities that promote exercise and understand how exercise is beneficial for the body, mind...

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Youth with Special Needs: Microwave Madness

Students will learn how to choose healthy microwave meals verses unhealthy microwave meals, identify titles on microwave meals which indicate healthier options, and analyze common deceptions among advertising microwave meals. We will also...

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Youth with Special Needs: Personal Information: Safety & Security

Students will learn to identify trusted adults in their lives.  They will also learn to recognize what information is appropriate to share and why confidential information should not be shared with strangers.  Students will participate in an...

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Youth with Special Needs: Relationships

Students will learn how to recognize the different social interactions between strangers, acquaintances, friends, people that are dating, and marriage relationships. The program will focus on identifying what is appropriate and inappropriate...

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Youth with Special Needs: Revealing the Fat

In this program, students will learn how to identify common high fat food items.  Further, they will learn how much fat and oil consumption is recommended daily.  They will use this information to determine healthier food choices at fast food...

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Youth with Special Needs: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

This program will cover identifying the parts of the male and female reproductive system., determining how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancy with an abstinence until marriage focus, and the symptoms of various...

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Youth with Special Needs: Showering and Hand Washing

Students will learn the importance of good hygiene as they watch a video of what can happen if someone stopped taking showers. A step-by-step guide to keeping clean will be included, such as how to stop germs, the steps of showering, how much...

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Youth with Special Needs: Skin Care

Students will learn about protecting the body’s skin in all seasons, including sunscreen and hats in the summer and coats in the winter.  We will talk about the consequences of excessive sun exposure on the skin. A brief explanation of wound...

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Youth with Special Needs: Sugar Simplified

Students will learn about “added sugar” in both food and drinks, list healthy drink options, demonstrate sugar content in popular soft drinks, and determine the cost of drinking soft drinks daily versus drinking tap water. 

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Youth with Special Needs: The News About Booze

Students will be provided information about the dangers of alcohol abuse in a “fact versus fiction” discussion, and will learn that alcohol abuse is a common factor in the three leading causes of death for youth. The effects of short- and long...

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Youth with Special Needs: Vaping: Mists and Myths

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...

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Youth with Special Needs: Vaping: The Stink About Smoking

Students will learn about quitting smoking and how to identify smoking triggers.  They will also learn how to define addiction and the health and financial cost of smoking and using tobacco products.  A straw activity will be incorporated to...

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Youth with Special Needs: Wired and Routed: Cyberbullying

Students will learn 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 will learn...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Community Organization

Contact

Twila Smith   schedule@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:

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

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