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Project SHARE Curriculum: About the Curriculum

Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment

About the Curriculum

The Project SHARE curriculum aims to build high school students' skills to reduce health disparities at the personal, family and community level. The curriculum aligns with national standards and can be used in diverse settings nationwide:  schools, libraries, community-based organizations, and community-academic partnerships.

The curriculum is comprised of six modules.  Each module contains up to five lessons and is accompanied by experiential learning activities.  Individual lessons and modules may be used in a series or may stand alone. You are encouraged to modify the basic lessons to meet the needs of your communities.  

Module I: Overview of Health Equity

  • Introduction to Health Equity
  • Social Determinants of Health

Module II: Quality Health Information

  • Health Literacy
  • Locating & Evaluating Health Information
  • Cultural Competency

Module III: Taking Care of Your Health

  • Family Health History
  • Preventive Care
  • Providers & Doctors' Appointments

Module IV: Smart Food Choices

  • The Importance of Food Labels
  • Planning a Nutritious Meal

Module V: Crafting and Delivering the Message

  • Designing Effective Presentations
  • Speaking with Impact
  • Elevator Speech
  • In Your Own Words

Module VI: Promoting Health and Wellness in Your Community

  • Introduction to Policy
  • Introduction to Advocacy
  • Leadership
  • Designing Effective Posters for Promoting a Health Campaign
  • Getting Started with Outreach

The Project SHARE curriculum is made freely available for educational use and can be modified to meet local needs.  It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine Award Number G08LM011079
awarded to the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Curriculum Enhancements - Summer 2017

The National AHEC Organization used the Project SHARE curriculum in a national health information project. Based on its use in the field, the SHARE project team made changes to the curriculum. These changes were implemented in Summer 2017.  Center for Public Service Communications funded the improvements to the curriculum.