My latest post for Health Justice CT asks if health education is a missed opportunity.

As I look back on health classes I took in elementary and junior high school, I wonder if they were a missed opportunity with too much sex and drugs, and not enough health.

That was my experience, anyway. (I went to school in New Hampshire, but I bet Connecticut public school health classes aren’t much different.)

Although the traditional health class topics are important, there is a lot more to health than that. Here are just a few topics that might benefit students – and the rest of us.

First aid: Offering CPR certification and other first aid credentials to students would have widespread benefits. Learning how to care for themselves and each other might come in handy in a pinch. Plus, students might better understand risks they take when they understand first aid. There’s no reason to leave this to the Boy Scouts.

Read the rest here.