State law addresses mental and emotional health.
Oregon Health Education Standard and Performance Indicators
GRADE SEVEN PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
- HE.1.7.3 Explain the interrelationships of physical, mental, social, emotional, and environmental health in adolescence.
- HE.1.7.4 Identify how the environment affects personal health.
- HE.1.7.5 Explain ways to reduce or prevent injuries such as accidents, sports/recreational injuries, and substance overdose.
Oregon Health Education Standard and Performance Indicators: Grades K - 12
Health Education Standard help define the knowledge and skills students will need throughout their K-12 experience. Standard also provide consistency in what is taught to students across our state to ensure equity in education. Quality health education is characterized by Standard-based instruction and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead healthy lives. Health-literate people are able to obtain and apply knowledge and skills to enhance their own health and the health of others — both now and in the future as their needs change throughout their lives. ODE is in the process of developing guidance documents to assist districts with implementation of the new Standard, and will be conducting an instructional materials review process in the summer of 2017. Districts should be implementing instructional materials aligned to the new Standard in the fall of 2018.