Summary: The Health Framework emphasizes health literacy for students--the capacity to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and the competence to use such information and services in ways that are health-enhancing. This edition retains the content of the 1994 framework, identifying the unifying ideas of health literacy and promoting health education through a coordinated school health system and the collaborative efforts of the school, the f ...show moreamily, and the community.
New to the 2003 edition are sections on schools and health, positive asset development among youths, evaluation and survey data, research-based programs, life skills and positive behaviors, special student populations, mental health, and safe schools. This edition also contains a Grade-Level Emphases Chart, which suggests specific topics to be emphasized in each grade. ...show less