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. 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:

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. View the legislation.


Donna McAllister, Health Education Consultant, at or (802) 479-1426

Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014