Health Education Curriculum and Instruction
NYS Health Education Resources
NYSED Curriculum and Instruction Health Education Webpage-Provides guidance, information and resources for HIV/AIDS instruction as required by NYS education law and Commissioner's regulations 135.5
Guidance for HIV/AIDS Prevention Education-Provides a framework for developing health curricula and implementing instructional and assessment strategies to assist schools and school districts to provide appropriate, current and culturally sensitive information regarding HIV/AIDS and help schools be part of the solution in the prevention of HIV/AIDS for NYS youth and their families. (August 2019)
Health Education Standards
National Health Education Standards and Performance Indicators (CDC)- NHES provide a framework for teachers, administrators, and policy makers in designing or selecting curricula, allocating instructional resources, and assessing student achievement and progress. Importantly, the standards provide students, families and communities with concrete expectations for health education.
New York State
NYS Learning Standards for Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences Guidance Document to Achieving New York State Learning Standards in Health This guidance document provides local educational agencies with a framework for developing health curricula and implementing instructional and assessment strategies. This document is intended for use by administrators and school health education personnel.
Memo: Modernization of Health Education Curriculum Law requiring school districts to meet the requirements of modernizing health education instruction by including heroin and opioid content within the alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs curricula.(6/2016)
Health Education Standards Modernization Supplemental Guidance Document
Instructional Resource Packet for Heroin and Opioids to assist school districts to meet the requirements of modernizing health education instruction. (6/2016)
Evaluation Tools and Publications
Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool-HECAT -CDC tool to help districts, schools and others conduct an analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and the CDC's Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum. Results can be used to improve the delivery of health education.
NYS's Report Card: Health Education & Physical Education: Are We Making The Grade?-Provides and overview of current NYS youth health statistics, NYS PE and health education requirements and checklist to track and improve current school status. (2013)
Resources To Assist LEAs Choosing to Implement a Condom Availability Program (CAP)
NYSED Assessment Process for Review of a Local Education Agencies (LEAs) Condom Availability Plan (CAP) and Approval of the Plan for Training for School Personnel and/or Health Service Personnel Providing Personal Health Guidance to Students (285 KB) (Updated 11/16/17)
- Resources To Assist LEAs Choosing to Implement a Condom Availability Program (CAP) Webinar (11/17)
- NYSCSH Sample CAP Action Plan Tool- This sample word document can be customized to assist an LEA in the planning and implementing a CAP. (11/17)
State School Health Policy Matrix
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) guide on competitive foods and beverages, PE and physical activity, and administration of medication in the school environment. It outlines relevant state-level policies for each of these areas, including a direct link to the policy.(2015)
ASHA (American School Health Association)-Provides leadership in Interdisciplinary collaboration, advocacy, professional development, research, and provision of resources
NYSAHPERD (NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance)-Professional organization which supports, advocates and promotes physically active and healthy lifestyles through school and community programs in health education, physical education, recreation and dance.
SOPHE (Society for Public Health Education)-Professional association represented by a diverse membership of nearly 4,000 health education professionals and students throughout the US and 25 international countries. Members work in elementary/secondary schools, universities, voluntary organizations, health care settings, work-sites, and local/state/federal government agencies
Page last updated 9/6/19