New Hampshire - HE K-12 curriculum—alcohol and drug use/abuse (HS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation; standard
Summary: 

State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated 189:10 Studies

The school board shall ensure that health education and physical education are taught to pupils as part of the basic curriculum. The school board shall ensure that all studies prescribed by the state board of education are thoroughly taught, especially physiology, hygiene, and health and physical education as they relate to the effects of alcohol and other drugs, child abuse as established in the definition of “abused child” under RSA 169-C:3, II, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and sexually transmitted diseases on the human system.


New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated 189:11-d Drug and Alcohol Education

I. Each public school in the state, as part of the school board-approved kindergarten through grade 12 health education program, shall provide age and developmentally appropriate drug and alcohol education to pupils based upon the needs of the pupils and the community. The school board may authorize the use of an evidence-based prevention program.


New Hampshire Administrative Rule Ed 306.40 Health Education Program

(2) A planned K-12 curriculum in health education designed to teach the skills listed in (b)(1) above across thefollowing content areas of health education:

  • a. Alcohol and other drug use prevention, in accordance with RSA 189:10;

  • b. Injury prevention;

  • c. Nutrition;

  • d. Physical activity;

  • e. Family life and comprehensive sexuality education, including instruction relative to abstinence and sexuallytransmitted infections in accordance with RSA 189:10;

  • f. Tobacco use prevention;

  • g. Mental health;

  • h. Personal and consumer health; and

  • i. Community and environmental health;
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New Hampshire Health Education Curriculum Guidelines

*Health Content Areas

Specific content/skill topic descriptors in each section are organized by content areas, which come from the CDC Adolescent Risk Behaviors and the Traditional Health Education content areas. The following nine areas are used as content organizers.

CONTENT AREA: AOD–Alcohol and Other Drug Use Prevention; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: INJ–Injury Prevention; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: NUT–Nutrition; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: PA–Physical Activity; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: FLS–Family Life and Sexuality; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: TOB–Tobacco Use Prevention; LINKS TO: CDC Priority Risk Behavior

CONTENT AREA: MH–Mental Health; LINKS TO: Traditional Content Area

CONTENT AREA: PCH–Personal and Consumer Health; LINKS TO: Traditional Content Area

CONTENT AREA: CEH–Community and Environmental Health; LINKS TO: Traditional Content Area
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