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Topic: Government and health 

Health

 Standard 1.  Knows the availability and effective use of health services, products, and information
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Knows local, state, federal, and private agencies that protect and/or inform the consumer (e.g., FDA, EPA, OSHA, local prosecutor's office)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows local agencies that protect and/or inform the consumer
     2.Knows state agencies that protect and/or inform the consumer
     3.Knows federal agencies that protect and/or inform the consumer
     4.Knows private agencies that protect and/or inform the consumer
     5.Knows that the FDA protects consumers
     6.Knows that the FDA informs consumers
     7.Knows that the EPA protects consumers
     8.Knows that the EPA informs consumers
     9.Knows the OSHA protects consumers
     10.Knows that the local prosecutor’s office protects consumers
 Standard 2.  Knows environmental and external factors that affect individual and community health
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Knows local, state, federal, and international efforts to contain an environmental crisis and prevent a recurrence (e.g., acid rain, oil spills, solid waste contamination, nuclear leaks, ozone depletion)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows local efforts to contain an environmental crisis
     2.Knows local efforts to prevent the recurrence of an environmental crisis
     3.Knows state efforts to contain an environmental crisis
     4.Knows state efforts to prevent the recurrence of an environmental crisis
     5.Knows federal efforts to contain an environmental crisis
     6.Knows federal efforts to prevent the recurrence of an environmental crisis
     7.Knows international efforts to contain an environmental
     8.Knows international efforts to prevent the recurrence of an environmental crisis
     9.Knows the efforts at various levels of government to contain oil spills
     10.Knows the efforts at various levels of government to prevent the recurrence of oil spills
     11.Knows the efforts at various levels of government to contain nuclear leaks
     12.Knows the efforts at various levels of government to prevent the recurrence of nuclear leaks
     13.Knows the efforts at various levels of government to contain solid waste contamination
     14.Knows the efforts at various levels of government to prevent the recurrence of solid waste contamination
     15.Knows the efforts at various levels of government to prevent acid rain
     16.Knows the efforts at various levels of government to prevent ozone depletion
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows how individuals can improve or maintain community health (e.g., becoming active in environmental and economic issues that affect health, assisting in the development of public health policies and laws, exercising voting privileges)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how individuals can improve community health
     2.Knows how individuals can maintain community health
     3.Knows how becoming active in environmental issues that affect health can improve overall community health
     4.Knows how becoming active in environmental issues that affect health can maintain community health
     5.Knows how becoming active in economic issues that affect health can improve overall community health
     6.Knows how becoming active in economic issues that affect health can maintain community health
     7.Knows how assisting in the development of public health policies and laws can improve overall community health
     8.Knows how assisting in the development of public health policies and laws can maintain community health
     9.Knows how exercising voting privileges can improve overall community health
     10.Knows how exercising voting privileges can maintain community health
   Benchmark 5.Knows how public health policies and government regulations (e.g., OSHA regulations, Right to Know laws, DSS regulations, licensing laws) impact health-related issues (e.g., safe food handling, food production controls, household waste disposal controls, clean air, disposal of nuclear waste)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how public health policies impact health-related issues
     2.Knows how government regulations impact health-related issues
     3.Knows how OSHA regulations impact health-related issues
     4.Knows how the “Right to Know” laws impact health-related issues
     5.Knows how DSS regulations impact health-related issues
     6.Knows how licensing laws impact health-related issues
     7.Knows how public health policies impact safe food handling
     8.Knows how government regulations impact safe food handling
     9.Knows how public health policies impact food production controls
     10.Knows how government regulations impact food production controls
     11.Knows how public health policies impact household waste disposal controls
     12.Knows how government regulations impact household waste disposal controls
     13.Knows how public health policies impact clean air
     14.Knows how government regulations impact clean air
     15.Knows how public health policies impact the disposal of nuclear waste
     16.Knows how government regulations impact the disposal of nuclear waste
 Standard 9.  Understands aspects of substance use and abuse
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 4.Knows public policy approaches to substance abuse control and prevention (e.g., pricing and taxation, warning labels, regulation of advertising, restriction of alcohol consumption at sporting events)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows public policy approaches to substance abuse control
     2.Knows public policy approaches to substance abuse prevention
     3.Knows that pricing is an approach to substance abuse control and prevention
     4.Knows that taxation is an approach to substance abuse control and prevention
     5.Knows that warning labels are an approach to substance abuse control and prevention
     6.Knows that regulation of advertising is an approach to substance abuse control and prevention
     7.Knows that the restriction of alcohol consumption at sporting events is an approach to substance abuse control and prevention