"Schools could do more than perhaps any other single institution in society to help young people, and the adults they will become, live healthier, longer, more satisfying, and more productive lives."

— Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development

Health Education Program Overview

The goal of health education is to help students adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. Health education should contribute directly to a student's ability to successfully practice behaviors that protect and promote health and avoid or reduce health risks. The educator's role in contributing to this goal includes the following:

  • Teaching functional health information (essential concepts)
  • Helping students determine personal values that support healthy behaviors
  • Helping students develop group norms that value a healthy lifestyle
  • Helping students develop the essential skills necessary to adopt, practice and maintain health-enhancing behaviors

Health education is an essential component of the Coordinated School Health Program.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
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School Health Profiles
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Health Education Standards
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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) English Language Arts (ELA) & Literacy
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