The Society for Public Health Education's 66th Annual Meeting, Blazing a Trail for Health Education and Promotion will be held April 23-25, 2015 in Portland. http://thehealtheducation1.blogspot.com
Friday, September 5, 2014
In the United States
some forty states require the teaching of health education. A
comprehensive health education curriculum consists of planned learning
experiences which will help students achieve desirable attitudes and
practices related to critical health issues. Some of these are: emotional health and a positive self image; appreciation, respect for, and care of the human body and its vital organs; physical fitness; health issues of alcohol, tobacco, drug use and abuse; health misconceptions and myths; effects of exercise on the body systems and on general well being; nutrition and weight control; sexual relationships and sexuality, the scientific, social, and economic aspects of community and ecological health; communicable and degenerative diseases including sexually transmitted diseases; disaster preparedness; safety and driver education; factors in the environment and how those factors affect an individual's or population's Environmental health (ex: air quality, water quality, food sanitation); life skills; choosing professional medical and health services; and choices of health careers.