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Project SHARE Curriculum: Preventive Health

Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment

Preventive Health

In the Preventive Health lesson, students will gain an understanding of what preventive health is, and how they can integrate it into their daily lives. They will learn why preventive health is important to overall quality of life. They will identify a few key steps they can take to improve health outcomes in the future.


  • Explore different levels of preventive healthcare
  • Predict how healthy behaviors can affect health status
  • Describe the interrelationships of emotional, intellectual, physical and social health
  • Identify stressors and how they impact personal health.


  • Instructor computer and projector
  • Blackboard or Whiteboard
  • Handouts

National Health Education Standards that Align with the Preventive Health Lesson

  • 1.12.2 Describe the interrelationships of emotional, intellectual, physical, and social health.
  • 1.12.5 Propose ways to reduce or prevent injuries and health problems.
  • 1.12.7 Compare and contrast the benefits of and barriers to practicing a variety of healthy behaviors.
  • 7.12.1 Analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health.
  • 7.12.2 Demonstrate a variety of healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.
  • 7.12.3 Demonstrate a variety of behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks to self and others.

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.