Good Health involves making good choices and decisions. Health Literacy is the capacity of individuals to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and the competence to use such information and services in ways to enhance health. The health literate person is: -a critical thinker and problem solver -a responsible, productive citizen -a self-directed learner -an effective communicator HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS 1. Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. 2. Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health promoting products and services. 3. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks. 4. Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health. 5. Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health. 6. Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health. 7. Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.