Curriculum FrameworksGuidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.
2019 Revision of the Health Education Framework
The CDE, Instructional Quality Commission, and State Board of Education are commencing the revision process for the Health Education Framework. Information and updates concerning the revision of the Health Education Framework will be posted here.
- Schedule of Significant Events for the 2019 Revision of the Health Education Framework
Approved by the State Board of Education on September 9, 2016.
- Opportunities to Participate | PDF
This flyer provides information regarding ways to participate in the revision of the Health Education Framework.
Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC)
CFCC Recommended Applications
On Friday, January 20, 2017, the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) took action to recommend CFCC applicants to the State Board of Education (SBE). The SBE is scheduled to appoint members to the CFCC at its March 8–9, 2017, meeting.
The CDE convened four focus group meetings in November 2016 to provide input on the revision of the Health Education Framework. The meetings were open to the public, and there was an opportunity for public comment at each meeting.
Health Education Focus Group Report (PDF)
The Focus Group Report summarizes the comments received at the four focus group meetings.
Health Education Focus Group Members
This list of appointed focus group members and their local educational agency affiliation is organized by meeting date.
- Focus Group Discussion Questions
At each focus group meeting, the focus group members addressed a set of questions regarding the content for the revised Health Education Framework. Interested health education stakeholders are invited to submit their responses to the discussion questions.
- Focus Group Meetings Public Meeting Notices/Agendas
The public meeting notices/agendas provide details on each focus group meeting.
Health Framework California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2003) (PDF; 2MB)
Please note that the 2003 Health Framework is no longer current. It does not reflect the Health Education Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education in March 2008. In addition, the section on Family Living (pages 63-64) is inconsistent with the current state law. For current information on HIV/AIDS prevention education, see the Comprehensive Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Instruction Web page.
Content Standards - Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (PDF; 1MB)
Adopted by the State Board of Education in March 2008.