National Health Education Standards


  • National Health Education Standards

    1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
    2. Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
    3. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
    4. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
    5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
    6. Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
    7. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
    8. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
  • These standards specify what students should know and be able to do. They involve the knowledge and skills essential to the development of health literacy.  Those skills include the ways of communicating, reasoning, and investigating which characterize health education. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model helps students to develop and meet these eight standards. It is important that students meet all of these standards by the time that they matriculate.