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Community & Environmental Health - Chapter Summary
You'll begin this chapter by learning about the U.S. healthcare system including issues relating to insurance, current changes in the system, cost, quality, and access. As the chapter progresses, you'll have the opportunity to become familiar with different types of pollution and the future of population, food supply, and energy. The chapter provides information about the following:
- The U.S. healthcare system
- Physical, chemical, and biological pollution
- Solid waste and hazardous waste
- Water pollution and conservation
Our easy-to-follow videos are taught by professional instructors and help both students and teachers make sense out of this multi-faceted health issue. The tutorials are also available in transcript form. When you need to revisit a part of a lesson, you can also use the video tags to re-watch it without having to view the entire presentation. At the end of each lesson, use the online self-assessment quiz to test your knowledge of community and environmental health.
1. The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access
This lesson will explore the issues associated with the costs and quality of health care access, as well as what HMOs, PPOs, POS, HSAs, Medicare, and Medicaid are.
2. Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological
Pollution is the presence of unwanted substances in an environment. It is often the result of human interference. Learn about physical, chemical and biological pollutants and see examples of each.
3. Types of Solid Waste: Municipal Vs. Non-Municipal
Waste comes in many different forms. This lesson explores municipal and non-municipal waste, the two main types of solid waste. We'll also delve into who creates waste and the amount of waste disposed of each year.
4. What Is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types
Not all waste is something to throw in the trash and forget about. In this lesson, we will explore hazardous waste and what makes it dangerous. We will also investigate disposal methods and types of hazardous waste.
5. The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle
Reduce, reuse, recycle! In this lesson, we will explore the three Rs of reducing solid waste. We will also investigate examples of each of the three Rs, and how people can do their part to help reduce solid waste.
6. Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources
In this lesson, you will learn about the different types and sources of water pollution. You will gain an understanding of both surface water and groundwater pollution and the similarities and differences between them.
7. Water Conservation: How Water Management Can Lead to Sustainable Use
In this video lesson you will learn about the importance of water conservation. You will also learn about the two ways freshwater is used, and how proper water use can lead to sustainability in agriculture, homes, and manufacturing.
8. Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution
There are many issues that raise future environmental concerns. Learn how the environment may be impacted by the growing population and food and energy needs of the world, as well as growing pollution concerns as we move through the 21st century.
9. Implementing Health Education Advocacy Programs
In this lesson, we will explain how to identify opportunities available for health education advocacy programs. We will also include the implementation of curricular and extracurricular programs across a variety of high-interest health-related topics.
10. The Media's Mixed Messages About Health
In this lesson you'll be analyzing the media's mixed messages when it comes to health. We'll specifically get into messages around body image, sexuality, drug use, and violence. By the end of the lesson you'll have strategies to identify and analyze these types of advertisements.
11. Impact of Technology on Health Behaviors
Health related technology involves computers, the internet, websites, mobile phones, trackers, apps, and a lot more. And all of them may influence our health behaviors. This lesson points out a few ways this may occur.
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