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Project SHARE Curriculum: Designing Effective Posters to Promote a Health Campaign

Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment

Designing Effective Posters to Promote a Health Campaign

Through the Designing Effective Posters to Promote a Health Campaign lesson, students will learn how posters can be an effective tool in a health campaign and will apply useful techniques in creating an effective poster.


  • Describe how posters can be effective in a health campaign
  • Apply skills and techniques for creating effective posters


  • Instructor computer and projector
  • Student computers/computer classroom
  • Handouts
  • Other: PowerPoint, Printer, Poster Board


National Health Education Standards that Align with theDesigning Effective Posters to Promote a Health Campaign Lesson

  • 812.1 Utilize accurate peer and societal norms to formulate a health-enhancing message.
  • 812.4 Adapt health messages and communication techniques to a specific target audience.


National Strategies that Align with the SHARE Curriculum

Healthy People 2020 Objectives

AH-2      Increase the proportion of adolescents who participate in extracurricular and/or out-of-school activities.

AH-3.2   Increase the proportion of parents who attend events and activities in which their adolescents participate.

National Partnership for Action

Goal 1         Awareness - Increase awareness of the significance of health disparities, their impact on the nation, and the actions necessary to improve health outcomes for racial, ethnic, and underserved populations.

Strategy 2:  Develop and support partnerships among public, nonprofit, and private entities to provide a comprehensive infrastructure to increase awareness, drive action, and ensure accountability in efforts to end health disparities and achieve health equity across the lifespan.

Goal 2:        Leadership - Strengthen and broaden leadership for addressing health disparities at all levels.

Strategy 7:  Invest in young people to prepare them to be future leaders and practitioners by actively engaging and including them in the planning and execution of health, wellness and safety initiatives.