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Guam K-12 Content Standard and Performance Indicators
The goal of health education, and thus the health education Standard, is health literacy. Health literacy is the capacity of individuals to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information, products, and services and the competence to use such information, products, and services in ways that will enhance personal, family, school, and community health. By helping students become health literate, it increases their awareness regarding the beneficial effects of good health practices, stresses the concepts of critical thinking and problem solving in the decision making process, and enables them to act on behalf of themselves and others. Comprehensive health education motivates and assists students in maintaining and improving their health and wellness, preventing disease, and reducing health-related risk behaviors. It includes active learning strategies to help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to avoid health risk behaviors.