State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.
Oregon Health Education Standard and Performance Indicators
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.