"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
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: