National Health Education Week
According to the World Health Organization, health education and promotion aim to move beyond “a focus on individual behavior toward a wide range of social and environmental interventions.” Health educators and schools play a critical role in connecting youth with the social and health services they need. During National Health Education Week, which is October 15-19, 2018, find ways to promote and encourage healthy behaviors, connect your youth to local resources, and support programs that are doing great work in your communities!
- Find and promote activities and daily themes for this year’s National Health Education Week and share sample social media posts to build momentum and kick-off the week.
- Read, download and share our tip sheet on healthy life skills which includes quick facts, strategies for incorporating healthy life skills topics into your Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) program, specific examples, and resources for further reading.
- Explore the CDC’s virtual healthy school –an interactive map allows you to see how different rooms in a school prioritize health and wellness for their students.
- Review the National Health Education Standards to assess whether your APP program curricula and programs adhere to the standards.
- How is technology impacting health education? Not only does social media play a role in promoting health education, but newer technologies like wearable devices are helping people keep track of their health behaviors. Register for a webinar scheduled for October 18, on technology and health.
During this week create an environment that promotes health education and empowers youth to be healthy and active!