Comprehensive School Health Education, taught by a certified health education teacher, is the school’s instructional program that provides the opportunity for all students to understand and practice concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
|The Comprehensive School Health Education component promotes:
Goal: Develop students’ commitment to life-long health through a school/community which values and promotes interdisciplinary, sequential, skill-based health education.
Successfully Teaching Middle School Health
Healthful Living Curriculum
The Healthful Living Education program promotes behaviors that contribute to a healthful lifestyle and improved quality of life for all students. The Healthful Living Education curriculum, when fully integrated, supports and reinforces the goals and objectives of its two major components health and physical education. When the concepts of these two areas are integrated, learning is enhanced to its maximum.
NC Institute of Medicine’s Comprehensive Child Health Plan
Improving school health education is one of the top priorities established in the Comprehensive Child Health Plan. Comprehensive Child Health Plan: 2000-2005. Task Force Report to the North Carolina Department and Human Services. Executive Summary. May 2000.
Chartered in 1983 by the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves as a non-political source of analysis and advice on issues of relevance to the health of North Carolinas population.
CDC Guidelines for School Health Programs
National guidelines for school health programs were developed on the basis of an exhaustive review of published research and input from academic experts and national, federal, and voluntary organizations interested in child and adolescent health. The guidelines include specific recommendations to help states, districts, and schools implement health programs and policies that have been found to be most effective in promoting healthy behaviors among youth. Recommendations cover topics such as policy development, curriculum development and selection, instructional strategies, staff training, family and community involvement, evaluation, and linkages between different components of the coordinated school health program. School Health Program Guidelines are currently available on the following topics.
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NC Association for the Advancement of Health Education