Ch 12: Community Health & Advocacy

About This Chapter

Review important information about community health and advocacy by working through the lessons available to you in this chapter. You have the chance to track your progress by using our self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam.

Community Health & Advocacy - Chapter Summary

Watching or reading the lessons in this chapter taught by expert and professional instructors will help you brush up on information related to how the community impacts health. You will learn about topics such as health literacy and the sources of health information. Other subjects you will go over include:

  • Social responsibility organizations have to increase health
  • Federal health and safety regulations
  • The government's role in public health
  • Agencies such as CFPB, CPSC, FTC, FDA, NHTSA, and SEC
  • Consumer health
  • Quality and cost of health care
  • Quackery
  • Health care decisions

In this chapter, you will read and watch lessons on these important physical education topics. When you are done with the lessons, you can take the self-assessment quizzes. These quizzes are not only quick to take, they also give you immediate feedback that will identify what material you have mastered and what you need to work on. There is even a cumulative exam after all the lessons to test your comprehensive knowledge of this chapter.

12 Lessons in Chapter 12: Community Health & Advocacy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Individual Rights in Relation to Groups

1. Individual Rights in Relation to Groups

Individuals participating in group sessions have the same rights as clients that meet individually with their counselors and therapists. Confidentiality is one of the most important rights individual group members have.

Social Responsibility in Organizations

2. Social Responsibility in Organizations

Watch this video lesson to learn how companies put into practice their social responsibilities. Learn how a socially responsible company helps the environment, people, and employees along with giving freely to society.

Health & Safety Regulations: Protection Requirements & Acceptable Risk

3. Health & Safety Regulations: Protection Requirements & Acceptable Risk

Companies have to abide by federal health and safety regulations enforced by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act). In this lesson, you will learn the protection requirements and acceptable risks companies must be knowledgeable about in the workplace.

The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information

4. The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information

Have you ever wondered where you can get accurate and readily-digestible information about your health, drug recalls, or the spread of the flu during winter? Well, many federal government agencies, such as the CDC, FDA and NIH, are responsible for this.

Government Regulation Agencies for Consumer Protection

5. Government Regulation Agencies for Consumer Protection

You will learn about the government regulatory agencies that protect consumers. We'll discuss what the acronyms CFPB, CPSC, FTC, FDA, NHTSA, and SEC stand for and their organizations' responsibilities.

Consumer Health: Laws, Regulations & Agencies

6. Consumer Health: Laws, Regulations & Agencies

In this lesson we will look at a brief history of laws protecting consumer health, current laws, and agencies involved in consumer protection in the United States.

The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access

7. 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.

Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations

8. Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations

This lesson will explain the major aspects of health insurance and its role in your health care costs. We will discuss premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, copays, and more!

Quackery: Definition & Examples

9. Quackery: Definition & Examples

Health fads and promises of better health or cures to ailments outside of traditional medicine are typically forms of quackery. In this lesson, we will define quackery and provide tips for how to recognize these false healthcare claims.

What Is Health Literacy? - Definition & Assessment

10. What Is Health Literacy? - Definition & Assessment

In this lesson you will learn about health literacy and its health implications. You will also learn why health literacy it is important and how to improve it. You will be introduced to the various tools available for measuring health literacy.

Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

11. Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

The Internet is full of information and misinformation. This lesson will teach you how to identify the major sources of health information and determine if they are truly credible.

Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria

12. Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria

Making decisions relating to your healthcare may be a daunting challenge. This lesson will explore where you can turn to for more information and which types of information are best avoided.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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