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Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework - October 1999

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CORE CONCEPT
HEALTH LITERACY / HEALTHY SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS / HEALTH PROMOTION


GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Comprehensive Health Education is:
I. SEQUENTIAL, PREK - 12, COORDINATED TEACHING OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
II. ASSESSMENT OF RISKS, CONSIDERATION OF CONSEQUENCES, AND MAKING HEALTHY DECISIONS
III. COMMUNICATION OF HEALTH INFORMATION
IV. ACKNOWLEDMENT OF SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES TO CREATE A SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
V. COLLABORATION AMONG COMPONENTS TO STRENGTHEN THE COORDINATED SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM


STRANDS
PHYSICAL HEALTHSOCIAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTHSAFETY & PREVENTIONPERSONAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
Standards -Growth and Development
-Physical Activity & Fitness
-Nutrition
-Reproduction/Sexuality
Standards -Mental Health
-Family Life
-Interpersonal Relationships
Standards -Disease Prevention and Control
-Safety and Injury Prevention
-Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Substance Use/Abuse Prevention -Violence Prevention
Standards -Consumer Health and Resource Management
-Ecological Health
-Community and Public Health

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Last Updated: October 1, 1999
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