STRIDE is a program of the Michigan Health Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building health professional capacity by offering innovative products and services across six domains of work


The resources you need for the STRIDE program

Thank you for your interest in STRIDE

STRIDE was designed to help build Michigan's future healthcare workforce by engaging students in clinical experiences, and we couldn't do it without your help. Originating from the Oral Health Workforce Expansion and Enrichment Project, the Michigan Health Council recruited Michigan high schools and career centers to encourage collaboration with mobile sealant programs establishing job shadowing opportunities.


The STRIDE program coordinator provides technical assistance and support to schools and health care providers to  ensure STRIDE is implemented as consistently as possible across different locations and settings. The anticipated outcomes of this program are that high school students who complete the program have increased knowledge of health care careers and ultimately choose to pursue a career accordingly.


Thank you for your interest in partnering with the STRIDE program. Your service is in invaluable as it provides students a connection with a health care professional and an opportunity gain clinical experience. Job shadowing provides high school students a way to observe a career in action to take note of responsibilities, behaviors, and skills necessary to be successful the health care career of their choosing. Asking questions and assisting where you see appropriate helps students decide if this may be the right career path for them.


When you choose to join STRIDE in this endeavor, STRIDE will coordinate students to job shadow with your sealant program. You will be asked to provide dates, times, and locations for students to shadow and they will sign up for those opportunities via our website. Please contact us to learn more.

Are you hosting STRIDE students in a professional health care setting? 

These resources will help you get started: