Welcome to the Health Education component of Coordinated School Health. In this section you will find health education standards, a list of health education resource centers and a resources and information list.
Health education is a planned, sequential, pre K-12 curriculum and program that addresses the physical, mental and emotional, and social dimensions of health. The activities of the curriculum and program are integrated into the daily life of the students and designed to motivate and assist students to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease and reduce health-related risk behaviors. It allows students to develop and demonstrate increasingly sophisticated health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices. The curriculum and program include a variety of topics such as personal health, family health, community health, consumer health, environmental health, family living, mental and emotional health, injury prevention and safety, CPR, nutrition, prevention and control of disease and substance use and abuse. Qualified professionals such as health educators, teachers, school counselors, school health nurses, registered dietitians, and community health care professionals provide health education.
The following are key elements of comprehensive health education, which itself are part of an overall coordinated school health program:
*Source: CDC, Coordinated School Health Program, http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/CSHP/comprehensive_ed.htm