The National Health Education Standards (NHES)

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The National Health Education Standards (NHES) were developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention back in 1995 with the support from a Committee that the members were The American Cancer Society, The American Association for Health Education, The American Public Health Association, The American School Health Association and the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education. The National Health Education Standards were written expectations for what students must know and be able to do by grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to promote personal, family, and community health. Additionally the standards were written to provide a framework for instruction and student assessment in health education.

There is a connection between education and health and with these standards an alignment was created to improve the knowledge and awareness in the community. The overall collaboration between the education system and the health system is to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. I can relate to this because I see it
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Florida Department of Education also has a system to connect health to education, which is called The Coordinated School Health (CSH) this system goal is to work together with families, communities, and schools to improve student health and to increase learning ability. But this is something it needs to be done as a whole working together for a common goal in the school levels the districts are creating support systems for this to be
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