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NPH-H.5-8.1 HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention--
  • Explain the relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of injury, illness, disease, and premature death.
  • Describe the interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, and physical health during adolescence.
  • Explain how health is influenced by the interaction of body systems.
  • Describe how family and peers influence the health of adolescents.
  • Analyze how environment and personal health are interrelated.
  • Describe ways to reduce risks related to adolescent health problems.
  • Explain how appropriate health care can prevent premature death and disability.
  • Describe how lifestyle, pathogens, family history, and other risk factors are related to the cause or prevention of disease and other health problems.
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NPH-H.5-8.2 HEALTH INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services--
  • Analyze the validity of health information, products, and services.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize resources from home, school, and community that provide valid health information.
  • Analyze how media influences the selection of health information and products.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate health products and services.
  • Compare the costs and validity of health products.
  • Describe situations requiring professional health services.
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NPH-H.5-8.3 REDUCING HEALTH RISKS
Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks--
  • Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors.
  • Analyze a personal health assessment to determine health strengths and risks.
  • Distinguish between safe and risky or harmful behaviors in relationships.
  • Demonstrate strategies to improve or maintain personal and family health.
  • Develop injury prevention and management strategies for personal and family health.
  • Demonstrate ways to avoid and reduce threatening situations.
  • Demonstrate strategies to manage stress.
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NPH-H.5-8.4 INFLUENCES ON HEALTH
Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health--
  • Describe the influence of cultural beliefs on health behaviors and the use of health services.
  • Analyze how messages from media and other sources influence health behaviors.
  • Analyze the influence of technology on personal and family health.
  • Analyze how information from peers influences health.
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NPH-H.5-8.5 USING COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO PROMOTE HEALTH
Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health--
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills to enhance health.
  • Describe how the behavior of family and peers affects interpersonal communication.
  • Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants and feelings.
  • Demonstrate ways to communicate care, consideration, and respect of self and others.
  • Demonstrate communication skills to build and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to enhance health.
  • Analyze the possible causes of conflict among; youth in schools and communities.
  • Demonstrate strategies to manage conflict in healthy ways.
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NPH-H.5-8.6 SETTING GOALS FOR GOOD HEALTH
Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health--
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply a decision- making process to health issues and problems individually and collaboratively.
  • Analyze how health-related decisions are influenced by individuals, family, and community values.
  • Predict how decisions regarding health behaviors have consequences for self and others.
  • Apply strategies and skills needed to attain personal health goals.
  • Describe how personal health goals are influenced by changing information, abilities, priorities, and responsibilities.
  • Develop a plan that addresses personal strengths, needs, and health risks.
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NPH-H.5-8.7 HEALTH ADVOCACY
Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health--
  • Analyze various communication methods to accurately express health information and ideas.
  • Express information and opinions about health issues.
  • Identify barriers to effective communication of information, ideas, feelings, and opinions about health issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence and support others in making positive health choices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively when advocating for healthy individuals, families, and schools.
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