Diane Farthing; Melanie Lynch; Melissa Munsell; Catherine A. Sanderson; Mark Zelman
Essential Health Skills provides the skills and information students need to make responsible decisions and promote a lifetime of health and wellness. Students will have the opportunity to practice their health skills in a variety of contexts, related to the subjects that most apply to their lives. Content and skills align to the National Health Education Standards. By studying this text, students will be empowered to advocate for every area of their health, now and in the future. With up-to-date terminology and new topics, Essential Health Skills includes the most current, relevant health information available. New lessons about medication abuse, online safety, and environmental health prepare students to promote personal and community health in an ever-changing world.