Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand and use basic health concepts to enhance personal, family, and community health.

Know and use concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention

  • Identify ways to be healthy
  • Recognize multiple dimensions of wellness
  • Describe how physical, emotional, social, and environmental factors influence personal health
  • Identify ways to prevent illness and injury
  • Know when and how to ask for help with health care
  • Identify the impact of personal health behaviors on the functioning of body systems
  • Recognize that personal health behaviors influence an individual’s well being
  • List preventive physical and mental health measures, including proper diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress reduction

Analyze influencing factors on health enhancing behaviors

  • Identify positive and negative effects of media and technology upon health practices and choices


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand and use interactive literacy and social skills to enhance personal, family, and community health.

Demonstrate social and communication skills to enhance health and increase safety

  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal ways to express wants, needs, and feelings appropriately
  • Choose effective conflict management strategies
  • Show how to ask for help
  • Identify ways to communicate care, consideration, empathy and respect for self and others

Advocate for personal, family and community health

  • Identify personal health needs
  • Articulate ways to influence and support others to make positive health choices
  • Identify ways to improve family and community health
  • Recognize mean and violent acts and demonstrate appropriate responses


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Recognize critical literacy/thinking skills related to personal, family and community wellness.

Demonstrate decision making skills

  • Understand the interrelationships between decisions, choices and consequences
  • Recognize the effectiveness of health-related decisions
  • Recognize the need to ask for assistance when making health-related decisions
  • Identify that health related decisions have an impact on individual, family, community, and environment

Demonstrate goal-setting skills

  • Set personal goals


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Identify influences that affect personal health and the health of others.

Analyze the influence of family, peers, health professionals, culture, media, technology, and other health factors

  • Identify negative and positive health practices
  • Describe how culture influences personal health choices
  • Identify trusted adults/professionals who can help

Access valid information, products and services

  • Selects appropriate products for minor injuries or illnesses


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate behaviors that foster healthy, active lifestyles for individuals and the benefit of society.

Achieve and maintain health enhancing level of physical activity

  • Practice fitness skills
  • Practice basic health enhancing physical behaviors

Practice preventive health behaviors

  • Identify stress and stress relievers
  • Identify risk behaviors and practice healthy choices
  • Identify healthy foods
  • Identify behaviors that contribute to total wellness for individuals, families and communities