Content Standards

Overarching Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, K-12


Essential Health Concepts (EC)
  • 1. All students will comprehend essential concepts related to enhancing health.

Analyzing Health Influences (AI)
  • 2. All students will demonstrate the ability to analyze internal and external influences that affect health.

Accessing Valid Health Information (AVI)
  • 3. All students will demonstrate the ability to access and analyze health information, products, and services.

Interpersonal Communication (IC)
  • 4. All students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.

Decision Making (DM)
  • 5. All students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

Goal Setting (GS)

  • 6. All students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.

Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors (PB)
  • 7. All students will demonstrate the ability to practice behaviors that reduce risk and promote health.

Health Promotion (HP)
  • 8. All students will demonstrate the ability to promote and support personal, family, and community health.

Adopted by the California State Board of Education on March 12, 2008.


Health Education Content Standards (K-12)


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