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​​​California Health Education

​The California Health Education Framework was adopted by the State Board of Education in May 2019. The publication is currently undergoing a beautification process before it can be released; however, the content has been finalized and is available on the California Department of Education (CDE) website​.

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.

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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.

​Project Goals​

  • Support teachers of health education in advancing pedagogical practices and content knowledge.​
  • Build a Community of Practice where educators learn from each other and from content experts, share best practices, and collaborate to improve instructional outcomes.​

Project Activities​

  • Create professional learning opportunities supporting high quality Health Education.
  • Create new resources and tools that build the health related knowledge and skills of students.​
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​A statewide Health Collaboration Committee provides leadership and support for the implementation of the project and membership includes county office of education leads representing the 11 CCSESA regions​ , district and school site administrators, teacher leaders, CDE, higher education, subject matter project experts, state board of education, school nurses organization, and other agencies supporting comprehensive health education efforts.​

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