Health Education

The agency provides professional development and technical assistance to school faculty and administrators specific to the development and implementation of health education standards-based curricula, instruction and assessment.

Sequential school health programs for K-12 students prove to be more effective in changing health behaviors than occasional programs on a single health topic. Health literacy is defined as "the capacity of individuals to obtain, interpret and understand basic health information and service, and the competence to use such information and services in ways that enhance health." People who are health literate:

Guidance Document for Health Education

Licensing Requirements
September 15, 2014
A memo from Secretary Holcombe that provides guidance on licensing requirements for health education, a legislative update, and professional development opportunities.

Implementation of Vermont Act 151 of 2012
September 2012
Effective immediately, information regarding and practice of compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators becomes a part of comprehensive health education.


Licensing Help Line at or (802) 479-1700

Thomas Aloisi, Sexual Health Coordinator, at or (802) 479-1869

Robert Uerz, Tobacco Use Prevention Education Coordinator, at or (802) 479-1437

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