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State Funded Comprehensive Health Education

Comprehensive Health Education Grants

The "Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act of 1990" encourages every school district to provide a pre K-12th grade planned, sequential health education program. Parental and community involvement in the program is stressed. Parents and guardians have the right to exempt from any or all of the health education program. Local health advisory councils are encouraged and should be representative of the norms and values of the community.

What's New!

Comprehensive Health Education Grantees!!

Center Consolidated Schools 26-JT

Jefferson County School District R-1    

Colorado Springs School District 11

Lake County School District R-1

Douglas County School District RE-1

Las Animas School District RE-1

East Grand School District RE-2

South Routt School District RE-3

Canon City Schools Fremont RE-1

Thompson School District R2-J

Harrison School District 2




Drug Prevention Instructional Units

Beginning in 2012, the Standards and Instructional support team has been working with educators across the state of Colorado to build curriculum support resources for the successful implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards. To date, 121 school districts have participated in the authoring and/or refining of the processes and products of the Colorado District Sample Curriculum Project. New drug prevention units have been developed based on the work of the initial Instructional Unit Samples. A team of Colorado Educators convened to update the Instructional Unit Samples and in some grades create new Instructional Unit Samples to align with current standards, trends, and district needs. 

To access the Drug Prevention Instructional Sample Units

Other information:

Comprehensive Health Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet


The State Board of Education adopted Comprehensive Health Education and Physical Education Standards in December, 2009.

Previously Funded Districts

  • Adams-Arapahoe 28J (APS)
  • Archuleta School District 50JT
  • Boulder Valley School District
  • Center Consolidated Schools 26JT
  • Hayden School District
  • Jefferson County Public School District
  • La Veta School District RE-2
  • Poudre School District
  • South Routt School District
  • Steamboat Springs School District RE-2
  • Steamboat Springs School District RE-2 North Routt

Comprehensive Health 2016-19 Funding Contacts

For more information, please contact:

Jamie Hurley, Office of Health & Wellness at 303.866.6453

Comprehensive Health & Physical Education Training Offerings

Trainer: Jamie Hurley – Comprehensive Health & Physical Education Principal Consultant

Contact Information:

My goal with offering regional and district trainings is to develop a training specifically tailored for the needs of the educators in each district/region. The offerings listed below can be combined to create half day or full day professional development.

Each training will provide the following for each participant:

  • Substitute pay
  • Lunch
  • Classroom resources

Training Offerings:

  • Health & Physical Education Standards
  • District Sample Curriculum Instructional Units
  • Lesson Planning Development
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Student Learning Objectives
  • Scope & Sequence development for Health & Physical Education
  • Resources
  • Formative and Performative assessment development

*** Please contact Jamie Hurley (p: 303.866.6453) directly if you would like to discuss possible training dates and desired content for your teachers.