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State Funded Comprehensive Health Education

State Funded Comprehensive Health Education Grants

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Resources in Response to COVID-19 

The Office of Health and Wellness has contributed to resources that support educators during these unprecedented times. The following are the most requested areas regarding practices and the COVID-19 guidelines.

About Comprehensive Health Education

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.

Comprehensive Health Education Quick Links

Health and Wellness Fact Sheets 

Contact the Health and Wellness Team

News and Announcements

New Funding Opportunity to support the physical, social, emotional and mental health needs of school faculty and staff.

For more information see the CDE Staff Wellness Grant webpage

New Funding Opportunity Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Program Mini Grant Opportunity

For more information see the CDPHE grant application

The Colorado Department of Education has collectively created a comprehensive course to support educators teaching health education. The goal of health education is for students to gain knowledge and become proficient in skills that will help them adopt and maintain healthy lives. The module course will equip educators to develop skills around implementing high impact teaching strategies and effective health education practices. Each of the course modules focuses on one important aspect of health education. The modules are set up to be viewed sequentially; however, they are self-contained, meaning there is flexibility to review the modules individually at your leisure. Modules have been created by Colorado health educators with support from the Colorado Education Initiative, and funding from the Colorado Health Foundation. 


Health Education Instructional Strategies Moodle Course

Current Grantees


  • Center Consolidated Schools 26-J
  • 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

Academic Standards


The Comprehensive Health standards focus on personal decision-making around emotional and social well-being, positive communication, healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco, drug, and alcohol  abuse prevention and violence prevention. The standards underscore important skills for navigating today’s society with its complex and often confusing messages around health, beauty, and happiness.


Previously Funded Districts

Archuleta School District 50JT

La Veta School District RE-2

Boulder Valley School District

Poudre School District

Center Consolidated Schools 26JT 

South Routt School District

Hayden School District

Steamboat Springs School District RE-2

Jefferson County Public School District

Steamboat Springs School District RE-2 North Routt


For More Information on Comprehensive Health & Physical Education Training Offerings Contact:

James Hurley, Ph.D.
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Content Specialist
P 303.866.6453 | C: 303.910.3901