Health education helps students acquire the skills they need to make healthy decisions, achieve health literacy, adopt health-enhancing behaviors, and promote the health of others.
Comprehensive school health education includes curricula and instruction for students in pre-K through grade 12 that address a variety of topics such as alcohol and other drug use and abuse, healthy eating/nutrition, mental and emotional health, personal health and wellness, physical activity, safety and injury prevention, sexual health, tobacco use, and violence prevention.
Health education curricula and instruction should address the National Health Education Standards (NHES) and incorporate the characteristics of an effective health education curriculum.
- Professional Development/training in the Michigan Model for Health™; Reproductive Health/Human Growth & Development; Sexuality Education; and HIV/STD Prevention Education
- Countywide Reproductive Health Supervisors Meetings for local districts throughout the year to assist schools in keeping current with changes at the local, state, and national levels, as well as research in the field of Reproductive Health/Human Growth & Development; Sexuality Education; and HIV/STD Prevention Education
- Ongoing support and technical assistance for the implementation of Health Education curriculum