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Comprehensive Health Education Programs



Comprehensive Health Programs: (In Compliance with C.E.C. 51890)
For the purposes of this chapter, 'comprehensive health education programs' are defined as all educational programs offered in kindergarten and grades 1 through 12, inclusive, in the public school system, including in-class and out-of-class activities designed to ensure that:

(a) Pupils will receive instruction to aid them in making decisions in matters of personal, family, and community health, to include the following subjects:
  1. The use of health care services and products;
  2. Mental and emotional health and development, including the legal and financial aspects and responsibilities of marriage and parenthood;
  3. Drug use and misuse, including the misuse of tobacco and alcohol;
  4. Family health and child development, including the legal and financial aspects and responsibilities of marriage and parenthood;
  5. Oral health, vision, and hearing;
  6. Nutrition;
  7. Exercise, rest, and posture;
  8. Diseases and disorders, including sickle cell anemia and related genetic diseases and disorders;
  9. Environmental health and safety;
  10. Community health
(b) To the maximum extent possible, the instruction in health is structured to provide comprehensive education in health to include all the subjects in subdivision (a).

(c) There is the maximum community participation in the teaching of health including classroom participation by practicing professional health and safety personnel in the community.

(d) Pupils gain appreciation for the importance and value of lifelong health and the need for each individual's personal responsibility for his or her own health.

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Tulare County Office of Education
School Health Program
7000 Doe Avenue, Building 700, Visalia, CA 93291

Nan Arnold, Program Manager
(559) 651-0130 • fax: (559) 651-1995



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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