October is Health Literacy Month!

Are your students learning the skills necessary to make health-enhancing choices? Use the resources below to help your students take charge of their own health.

The Goal of Health Education

The goal of health education is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead healthy lifestyles. A skills-based approach is a best practice for delivering high-quality health education.

Health literacy is an important measure of the effectiveness of health education and is critical to ensuring that students have the ability to be healthy throughout their lives.

Health-literate people are able to address their own health needs along with the needs of others. They 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.

Special Thanks to the Health Education Council

Shonna Snyder (Chair), Gardner Webb University, NC
Melanie Lynch, North Allegheny Intermediate High School, PA
Kaulana Molina, Kamehameha Schools Maui, HI
Brooke Sharples, Fort Worth School District, TX
Holly Alperin, University of New Hampshire, NH
Mary Connolly, Cambridge College, MA
Charlie Rizzuto, Oyster Bay High School, NY
Chia-Liang (Leo) Dai, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, NV
Megan Adkins (BOD Liaison), University of Nebraska at Kearney, NE