National Standards

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 National Standards in Health Education describe when those skills and behaviors should be practiced.

 

The National Standards in Health Education are:
 
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 and 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 risks.
 
8. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family and community health.

 


Nana Donkor, Supervisor,
Health Education

  Michelle Jackson, Secretary

Office: 301-808-4080
Fax: 301-333-1015

 

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Last modified: 10/11/2012 2:58:50 PM