Health Education: Standards

The National Health Education Standards (NHES) were developed by the Joint Committee (American Public Health Association, American School Health Association and SHAPE America) on National Health Education Standards to establish, promote and support health-enhancing behaviors for students from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.

The NHES are written expectations for what students should know and be able to do by grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to promote personal, family, and community health. The standards provide a framework for curriculum development and selection, instruction, and student assessment in health education. DoDEA adopted the NHES in SY 16/17. When choosing the standard, you will be automatically redirected to the CDC site to review each standard.

Standard 1
Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
 
Standard 2
Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
 
Standard 3
Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
 
Standard 4
Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
 
Standard 5
Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
 
Standard 6
Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
 
Standard 7
Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
 
Standard 8
Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

Contact Information:

DoDEA Health Education Instructional Systems Specialist
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400
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