Curriculum and Instruction | Programs and Initiatives | Reports
OSSE works with educators, students, families, and other organizations to improve the overall health of children and youth in the District of Columbia. The goal is to equip individuals with the appropriate resources for healthy environments in academic settings. This includes providing high-quality health and physical education programs and health services.
Curriculum and Instruction
- Curriculum and Instruction - health and physical education materials and resources for educators seeking to utilize age appropriate lesson plans and activities, to comprehensively address health matters.
- DC Health and Physical Education Standards
- Curricula Review
- Booklist: Health and Physical Education Booklist | Healthy Schools Booklist
- Healthy Youth Resource Guide
Programs and Initiatives
- Programs and Initiatives - health programs and services designed to enhance academic achievement and health outcomes for learners, educators, families, and service providers in educational settings.
- District-wide Plans
- Environmental Literacy Plan
- Nutrition Education Plan
- Programs and Services
- Supporting Mental Health in Schools
- School Safety Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 (SSOAA)
- Bullying Prevention
- Environmental Literacy Program
- Outdoor Learning Resources
- Food Allergy and Management
- Epinephrine in Schools Program
- Physical Activity and Physical Education
- Leadership Development Programs
- Environmental Literacy Cadre
- Grant Opportunities
- Support and Services
- Advisory Boards and Working Groups
- Healthy Youth and Schools Commission
- Reports, Data and Assessments - OSSE collects, measures, and analyzes trends in students’ health knowledge, behavior, and school-level health policies as required by DC and Federal law. This includes the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), School Health Profiles, Health and Physical Education Assessment (HPEA), and the Healthy Schools Act Report. View our Data page for more on Health and Wellness Data, Assessments and Reports.