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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Adolescent and School Health: National Health Education Standards

Description of Resource: 
The National Health Education Standards were developed to establish, promote, and support health-enhancing behaviors for students in all grade levels—from prekindergarten through grade 12. The standards provide a framework for teachers, administrators, and policymakers in designing or selecting curricula, allocating instructional resources, and assessing student achievement and progress. Importantly, the standards provide students, families and communities with concrete expectations for health education.

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Developed By: 
CDC, Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards: ACS, AAHE, APHA, ASHE, SSLHPE
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Educational and Community-Based Programs
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adolescent and School Health: National Health Education Standards [Internet]. c2011–2015 [cited 2013 Mar 2]. Available from: