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Comprehensive Health Strands: Surprised

Community/Environmental Health (C)

Nutrition (N)

Personal Health (PH)

Consumer Health (CH)

Human Growth and Development (H)

Mental Health (M)

Disease Prevention and Control (D)

Safety and First Aid (S)

Drug Abuse Prevention (DA)

Family Life (F)

Competencies and Suggested Objectives:

1. Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
(M, PH, D)

a. Identify the harmful physiological and psychological effects of stress.
b. List and describe types of mental disorders.
c. Describe the transmission, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of communicable, non-communicable and sexually transmitted diseases.
d. Describe the etiology and control of the AIDS virus.

2. Demonstrate the ability to obtain valid health information. (CH, PH, C)

a. Explain the importance of keeping family medical records.
b. Differentiate between nonprofessional and professional medical services.

3. Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks. (S, D, N, M, DA)

a. Evaluate how environmental health problems impact personal and community health.
b. Identify websites regarding sources that provide valid health information.
c. Relate connections between human and environmental factors to the risk of accidents.
d. Demonstrate basic first aid procedures.
e. Describe how individuals can help reduce the misuse and abuse of drugs.
f. Explain how drugs and medicines have affected the life span of human beings.
g. List future positive effects of drugs and medicines on society.
h. Compare or identify the interrelationship between the amount of food consumed to obtain ideal weight and the amount of food consumed in obese individuals.
i. Identify the relationship between psychological factors and eating disorders.
j. Identify available resources for treatment of mental illness.
k. Explain other measures for at-risk behavior involving communicable

4. Analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health. (C, CH, P)

a. Evaluate the implications of modern technology on societal health.
b. Analyze the influences of different cultural beliefs on health behaviors.

5. Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health. (F, H, M)

a. Define the role of the family in the transmission of values, attitudes, behavior, personalities, and responsibilities of its members.
b. List several types of defense mechanisms and discuss their limitations in solving problems.
c. Discuss conflict resolution styles and components of communication that can aid in resolving conflicts.
d. Describe situations that could cause conflicts and problems within a family.

6. Demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health. (N, PH DA, F, M, H, S, D)

a. Interpret the role of nutrition and nutrients in maintaining health.
b. Examine the costs associated with healthcare.
c. Identify the activities and groups that protect the consumer.
d. Explain the process of human reproduction from conception to birth.
e. Utilize a decision-making model to identify reasons for abstaining from pre-marital sexual activity.
f. Define a value system and identify the relationship of values to actions.
g. Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others to avoid potentially harmful situations.
h. Develop and implement a plan for increasing personal safety at home, work, and/or school.

7. Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health. (C, CH, F, S, D)

a. Develop and implement a campaign to influence and support others in making choices that reduce the risks of intentional or unintentional injury.
b. Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively when advocating for healthy individuals.
c. Illustrate how drug use, misuse, and abuse cause problems in society.