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Topic: Culture and health 

Health Education

 Standard 10.  Knows conventional and alternative methods to promote and maintain personal health
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows a variety of cultural beliefs and traditional and nontraditional approaches to health care for several cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows a variety of cultural beliefs pertaining to health care
     2.Knows traditional approaches to health care for several cultures
     3.Knows nontraditional approaches to health care for several cultures
 Standard 12.  Uses a variety of communication skills to interact with clients
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Uses strategies to interact with clients from a variety of backgrounds (e.g., knows beliefs regarding health care that are unique to different ethnic groups; knows strategies used by various cultures to solve health-related problems; understands how age, culture, and religion relate to client care)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows beliefs regarding health care that are unique to different ethnic groups
     2.Knows strategies used by various cultures to solve health-related problems

Health

 Standard 2.  Knows environmental and external factors that affect individual and community health
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 6.Understands how cultural diversity enriches and challenges health behaviors (e.g., various food sources of nutrients available in different cultural and ethnic cuisines, influence of cultural factors on the treatment of diseases)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how cultural diversity enriches health behaviors
     2.Understands how cultural diversity challenges health behaviors
     3.Understands the various sources of nutrients available in different cultural and ethnic cuisines
     4.Understands how cultural factors influence the treatment of diseases
 Standard 8.  Knows essential concepts about the prevention and control of disease
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands personal rights and responsibilities involved in the treatment of disease (e.g., proper use of medication; the influence of family and culture on the treatment of disease)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     6.Understands the influence of culture on the treatment of disease