Resource Page for Florida Health Education Standards

  1. Health Education Standards Framers and Writers
  2. Definition of Health Literacy:
    1. Health literacy is the capacity of an individual to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services, and the competence to use such information in ways that enhance health. (Joint Commission on Heath Education, 1996)
    2. A health literate person…
      • Is a self-directed learner
      • Is a critical thinker and problem solver
      • Is an effective communicator
      • Is a responsible, productive citizen (Council of Chief State School Officers, 2004)
  3. Florida State Statutes related to Health Education
    1. Florida State Statute 1003.41 Sunshine State Standards
    2. Florida State Statute 1003.42 (2)(n) Required Instruction
    3. Florida State Statute 1003.43 (1)(i) General Requirements for High School Graduation
    4. Florida State Statute 1003.428 2(a)(6) General requirements for high school graduation; revised
    5. Florida State Statute 1003.46 Health Education; Instruction in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  4. Florida Sunshine State Standards for Health Education
    1. Pre-K-2 [PDF]
    2. Grades 3- 5 [PDF]
    3. Grades 6-8 [PDF]
    4. Grades 9-12 [PDF]
  5. National Health Education Standards
    1. HECAT Overview, page 6 at the following link [PDF]
  6. Health Education Standards from Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
    1. Maine
    2. Michigan [PDF]
    3. North Carolina [PDF]
    4. South Carolina [DOC]
    5. Virginia [PDF]
    6. West Virginia [DOC]
  7. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Characteristics of Effective Health Education
    1. HECAT Overview, page 7
  8. Health Related Documents: Framework for 21st Century Learning, Critical and Creative Thinking (Bloom’s Taxonomy), Health Education Assessment Logic Model, and the Health Belief Model
    1. Framework for 21st Century Learning
    2. Critical and Creative Thinking (Bloom’s Taxonomy)
    3. Health Belief Model [DOC]
  9. Risk and Protective Factors Domains Chart
    1. Bronstein, Zweig, and Gardner (1998). Science-based practices in substance abuse prevention: A guide and CSAP 2001 report of science-based prevention programs.

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