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. The agency also provides on loan to schools a wide variety of health education curricula and supplemental materials through the Health Education Resource Center (HERC).
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:
can think things through and make healthy choices in solving their own problems,
are responsible and make choices that benefit themselves and others,
are in charge of their own learning and
can use communication skills in clear and respectful ways.
Guidance Document for Health Education
Licensing Requirements December 12, 2012
A memo from Commissioner Vilaseca that provides guidance on
licensing requirements for health education, a legislative
update, and professional development opportunities.