Health education is required for most middle and high school students in the United States. While schools typically cover general wellness topics like nutrition and physical activity, required content varies by state and district.
Every year, the National Poll on Children’s Health asks adults across the US to rate which children’s health issues are a “big problem.” These ratings are compiled into a Top 10 list of the biggest children’s health concerns in the eyes of adults.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which is dedicated to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination. A point of emphasis is the protection of infants through vaccination of pregnant women.