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Young People in Alabama

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Young People in Alabama


Content Source:

Advocates for Youth
Type: Informational Material


This resource is informational material from the website Advocates for Youth. Young people in Alabama are at serious risk for unintended pregnancy, HIV, and STIs. The youth of color and LGBT youth are at even higher risk for negative sexual health outcomes. The resource provides health facts for adolescents in the state of Alabama. The statistics could help analyze the influence of external factors on health beliefs and behaviors.

The website also provides other resources to further enrich your lesson plan.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.1) Analyze the influence of external factors on health beliefs and behaviors.

a. Analyze how family, culture, school, and community influence the health practice and behaviors of individuals.

Examples: explaining how holiday celebrations and traditions such as over indulgence in eating and consuming alcohol affect health behaviors; explaining how extra-curricular activities and schedules result in over-consumption of fast food

b. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

c. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Example: influence of media on teen body image, sexual activity, drugs, alcohol, violence, cyber-bullying.

d. Cite evidence of how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease prevention.

Tags: Adolescents, Alabama Youth, Health Behaviors, Health Beliefs, Health Education, HIV, Sexual Education, Statistics, STDs, Teen Pregnancy
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityText Resources: Content is organized under headings and subheadings

This resource would be used in addition to a lesson plan about Alabama youth that is at risk for unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Teachers could add a video, note guide, and or worksheets to their lesson.

  This resource provided by:  
Author: Amber Ensley
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit