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​​​​​​​​​​​Personal and Community Health is taught in the fifth grade. Fifth-grade students are usually very interested in personal and community health as much of the content applies directly to activities they are currently participating in or experiencing. Students also have a deeper understanding of their greater community, the ways in which environmental health affects human health, and the changes to Earth’s natural systems caused by human activities (CA Environmental Principles and Concepts, Principle I). Teachers a​nd administrators play a major role and responsibility in the promotion of personal, community, and environmental health. 

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Information and Resources

Stop Bullying - HHS provides information and resources to support parents, school staff, and other adults in the community to help prevent bullying.​

Curriculum and Lessons

Vaccination Education Materials

The DEA has joined forces with Discovery Education to provide no-cost online tools that support every member of the community with the power of prevention. Help kickstart life-saving conversations today with standards-aligned English & Spanish-language resources for students in grades 3-12, plus additional resources designed for educators, families, and professionals. ​

National Geographic Learning

Interdisciplinary COVID-19 teaching resources, including presentations, worksheets and teacher's notes, to use with K-12 learners in online classes.​​​

Ray and the Sunbeatables® & Be Sunbeatable™ - CATCH

Created and developed by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Ray and the Sunbeatables®: A Sun Safety Curriculum for Pre-K through 1 and Be Sunbeatable™ for grades 2-5, are sun safety programs that are flexible and easy to implement by educators into their daily classroom routines, age-appropriate, and free for schools to use.

Healthy Teeth, Bright Futures: K-12 Oral Health Curriculum

​This K-​​​12 Oral Health curriculum was designed for Oregon school districts. This initiative was developed by The Healthy Teeth Bright Futures Coalition, which is comprised of representatives from philanthropic organizations, health plans, the education sector, health equity and social justice groups and health care providers who advocate for and advance children’s oral health in Oregon. Curriculum in English and Spanish.

Kids Environment Kids Health

Lessons, games, and activites for kids, parents, and teachers related to health, science, and the environment we live in today.

Classroom Activities

  • ​Participate in National Safety Month in June. 
  • Have students reflect and write about community and environmental health factors. 
  • ​Have students research a current topic on environmental health and summarize one way they will incorporate an environmental or positive community health practice into their daily lives. ​


​Partnering with the Family​​

  • ​Contact American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Poison Control Center, Epilepsy California, or emergency medical services to request emergency materials (multi-languages if available) for students to take home and share with their families.​

​​Partnering with your School​​​

  • Encourage y​our school to have a “Responding-to-Emergencies Day” with drills, role-playing life-threatening situations, and demonstrating calling 9-1-1, how to perform CPR, and knowing where the closest automated external defibrillator (AED) is located.
  • When inviting guest speakers, invite all age-appropriate classes to the presentation.

​​Partnering with your Community​​

  • Students collectively create a local ‘resources directory’ identifying which agency to call for the appropriate emergency service or information. Examples, local fire department and emergency medical services, American Red Cross, Poison Control Center, Epilepsy California.​
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