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Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Tobacco Use—MS

Health Education K-12 Curriculum—Tobacco Use—MS

State law addresses tobacco use.

Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-2045 Prevention Education in Drugs and Alcohol

(1) Each school district shall develop a comprehensive plan for alcohol and drug abuse prevention program which shall include, but not limited to:

  • (a) Instruction in the effects of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, including anabolic steroids, performance-enhancing and controlled substances as an integral part of the district's K–12 comprehensive health education program. In addition, at least annually, all high school students, grades 9–12 shall receive age-appropriate instruction about drug and alcohol prevention

  • (A) The age-appropriate curriculum for this instruction shall:

  • (i) Emphasize prevention strategies;

  • (ii) Be reviewed and updated annually to reflect current research; and

  • (iii) Be consistent with State Board adopted Health Education Academic Content Standard.

  • (B) Basic information shall include:

  • (i) The effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, including anabolic steroids, performance-enhancing and controlled substances

  • (ii) All laws relating to the use, especially by minors, of alcohol and other illegal drugs; and

  • (iii) The availability of school and community resources.

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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.

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