NDE Health Standards

BE AN ADVOCATE

For Effective Health Education in Nebraska

BE AN ADVOCATE

For Effective Health Education in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Education is leading a group of educators (teachers, administrators, ESU staff, postsecondary representatives) in developing the Nebraska Health Education Standards. The standards, “Nebraska Health Education Standards,” create the framework for K-12 health education in our state. The first draft was made available for public comment in March 2021 and provides a framework that supports student’s physical and emotional well-being and academic success. NDE is led by an elected board, who will ultimately vote on these health standards in the Fall.

From a comprehensive health education framework, youth need:

  • Access to age-appropriate and honest health information to help students navigate sexual development, protect their health and plan for their futures.
  • Complete and age-appropriate introductions to a range of concepts, including gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, STI and pregnancy prevention, and safety lessons on consent and safe touch to minimize sexual abuse.
  • Inclusive, equitable health education that creates a protective school environment for all students.

The Women’s Fund supports age-appropriate, complete and honest health education that is inclusive of all students and supports their well-being.

HOW TO ADVOCATE

We need your voice to advocate for high quality,
effective health education for young people.

We, the undersigned individuals, support the implementation of Nebraska Health Education Standards that contribute to all students’ physical and emotional well-being and academic success. We support Health Education Standards that provide:

  • Access to age-appropriate and honest health information to help students navigate sexual development, protect their health and plan for their futures.
  • Complete and age-appropriate introductions to a range of concepts, including gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, STI and pregnancy prevention, and safety lessons on consent and safe touch to minimize sexual abuse.
  • Inclusive, equitable health education that creates a protective school environment for all students.
NDE Health Standards

CONTACT

Contact your state board of education member to let them know you support age-appropriate, complete and inclusive health education standards.

LEARN

Learn more about how effective health education supports students’ well-being.

SHARE

Share why you support effective health education on social media.

State Board of Education Members Contact Information

P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
402-416-3374
patsy.kochjohns@nebraska.gov

P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
lisa.fricke@nebraska.gov

P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
402-649-1265
patti.gubbels@nebraska.gov

P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
817-247-4563
jacquelyn.r.morrison@nebraska.gov

P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
402-228-4054
patricia.timm@nebraska.gov

P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
308-380-3919
maureen.nickels@nebraska.gov

P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
402-615-4095
robin.stevens@nebraska.gov

P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
402-215-9139
deborah.neary@nebraska.gov

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Contact the Board

Comprehensive sex education is sexual violence prevention. Contact your Nebraska State Board of Education Member in support of inclusive, complete, honest and equitable health education. Speak up today! https://www.omahawomensfund.org/nde-health-standards/#contact-info

Sex education saves lives! Young people deserve effective health education that is complete, honest and inclusive to protect their health and plan for their futures. Be an advocate! Contact Your State Board of Education Member to support today: https://www.omahawomensfund.org/nde-health-standards/#contact-info

Inclusive and honest sex education provides all young people with skills and information to make informed decisions. Advocate for a better future for Nebraska youth! Let your State Board of Education Member know that you support effective health education: https://www.omahawomensfund.org/nde-health-standards/#contact-info

Sign the Petition

Inclusive sex education matters. In fact, it is life-saving. Support effective health education by signing our petition now: http://bit.ly/HealthStandardsPetition

It’s past time for schools in Nebraska to update their health standards to reflect the lived realities of all young people. Our youth deserve schools where they feel seen, heard and respected. Support effective education in Nebraska today: http://bit.ly/HealthStandardsPetition

Comprehensive sex education is sexual violence prevention. Sign our petition to support effective health education in Nebraska: http://bit.ly/HealthStandardsPetition

Health education that is age-appropriate, complete and inclusive should be the standard for all students in Nebraska. Sign our petition to support effective health education today: http://bit.ly/HealthStandardsPetition

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“If people do not have the information needed to make choices, they will fill in the gaps. Providing fact-based, youth-oriented content prepares young people to be safe and responsible sexually healthy individuals.”

— Cleo Zagurski (she/her), 18 years old, Senior at Burke High School, Omaha