The California Health Education Framework was adopted by the State Board of Education in May 2019. The primary purpose of the framework is to offer guidance to teachers of health education that will assist them in addressing significant changes to health instruction as reflected in the 2008 Health Education Standards, as well as more recent key initiatives and legislation.
The Budget Act of 2017 (AB 97) allocated funds to provide professional development and resources for the implementation of the new Health Education Framework. The CDE selected the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) to facilitate the California Health Education Framework (HEF) Rollout Project.
California Health Education Community of Practice
The California Health Education Framework Rollout Project resulted in the formation of the California Health Education Community of Practice, which is comprised of county office of education leadership, district leadership, CDE consultants, subject matter experts, higher education partners, and others dedicated to supporting the implementation of high quality, skill-based health education in schools across the state. The California Health Education Community of Practice meets quarterly to build capacity of leaders, share relevant health education updates and resources, and form workgroups as needed to create additional materials and supports. It also serves as the Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) subcommittee for health education.