Health Education Toolkit
A message from our health educators:
Welcome to the Snohomish County Health Education Toolkit! This is designed to support educators in delivering engaging and effective health classes.
Health education plays a critical role in nurturing students' physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being during formative years. As educators, you are vital in shaping students' attitudes and behaviors towards health and wellness.
Designed for middle school and older, this toolkit aims to equip you with the knowledge and resources needed to facilitate meaningful discussions, encourage healthy habits, and empower students to make informed decisions. We hope this toolkit becomes a valuable companion in your journey to promote a holistic approach to health education in the classroom and create a positive and impactful learning experience for your students.
To learn more about effective prevention strategies and tools for youth in general, read this document from the Washington State Healthcare Authority: Prevention Tools--What Works and What Doesn't.
HOW TO USE THIS TOOLKIT
Click the topic buttons below to navigate the toolkit
CDC Healthy Schools
Quality health education starts with a quality curriculum and student learning standards. This health education toolkit was created following:
|Health education, including sexual health, should:
|Provide health information that is accurate, appropriate, and directly contributes to health-promoting decisions and behaviors.
|Ensure all youth are provided with opportunities to build skills needed to protect themselves and others from HIV and other STDs, and unintended pregnancy.
|Address the needs of youth that are not having sex as well as youth who are currently sexually active.
|Consistently include topics and gender identities that are culturally relevant and affirming for LGBTQ+ and other youth.
|Align with adolescent health data, that are relevant to school policies and practices, and community priorities and values.
|Use direct, active involvement from students, parents, and community partners.
Presentation Request Forms
- Health Education Presentation Request Form
- Youth Vaping & Cannabis Use Prevention Training Request Form for Schools
- Narcan Training Requests for Organizations - Snohomish Overdose Prevention
- Send an email to email@example.com to learn about school and community presentation opportunities
Did You Know?
- Research suggests that well-designed and well-implemented school health programs can influence multiple health outcomes, including reducing sexual risk behaviors related to HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unintended pregnancy, decreasing substance and tobacco use, and improving academic performance. (Health Education | DASH | CDC)