The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Health Education Program prepares students to make wise decisions on matters concerning personal, family and community health by providing comprehensive health education to students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. Through health education DoDEA students gain an understanding and appreciation of healthful lifestyles that promote lifelong wellness, and engage in learning activities designed to enable them to take responsibility for their well being and the well being of others.
The DoDEA Health Education Content Standards focus on achievement of health literacy for all students and are aligned to the National Health Education Standards. Basic to health education is a foundation of knowledge about the interactions within the human body, the prevention of disease and other health problems, and the interrelationship between behavior and health. Health education encompasses the application of specific skills to concepts related to personal and community health; safety and injury prevention; nutrition and physical activity; mental health; alcohol tobacco and other drugs; and family life and human sexuality.
The DoDEA Health Education Content Standards were developed in accordance with the DoDEA curriculum and assessment renewal process and designed to provide guidance to teachers in planning lessons and assessing student achievement.
DoDEA Health Education Coordinator
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400