Health education is a powerful, comprehensive, theory-driven, evidence-based platform from which to educate, inform, and empower youth to make well-informed health decisions that lead to positive practices that promote a lifetime of good physical, mental, social, and emotional health. High quality, Standards-based Health education is centered on building skills and increasing Health Literacy for all students. Health Literacy, as defined by the World Health Organization, is the cognitive and social skills, which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand and use information and services in ways which promote and maintain good health.
What we teach in Health Education:
Guidance on how to teach the standards:
Health Education Framework for California Public Schools - 2019 Revision