Ch 31: Community & Public Health

About This Chapter

Learn about community and public health by reviewing the lessons in this chapter. The videos will teach you facts and policies of community and public health, such as the types of health care, research initiatives, and healthcare delivery systems.

Community & Public Health

In these lessons, our instructors will go over the elements and effects of public health policy. Each lesson has a specific focus, varying from consumer health, to the Affordable Care Act, to ethical research practices related to community and public health. This chapter will help you understand how the U.S. health care system is structured and how demographics play a role in health. When you finish the chapter, you should have knowledge of the following:

  • Consumer health
  • Health Promotion Model
  • Economics and health
  • Promotion of health behaviors
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Physical Examinations
  • Types of health care professionals

The learning process is streamlined through the use of short, to-the-point videos constructed by experts in this area. Each video contains a self-assessment quiz which can be taken before and after viewing to help you monitor your learning and identify important information from each lesson. After taking the quizzes, you can review the specific areas you did not score well on by using the interactive timeline that each video features.

13 Lessons in Chapter 31: Community & Public Health
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Consumer Health: Laws, Regulations & Agencies

1. 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.

What Is the Health Promotion Model? - Definition & Theory

2. What Is the Health Promotion Model? - Definition & Theory

In this lesson, you will learn about the health promotion model and its influences on health behaviors. You will also gain an understanding of the theory behind the health promotion model and how that theory affects health promotion outcomes.

Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

3. Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will discuss health promotion, health behavior, and the three different kinds of disease prevention strategies you can employ to stay healthy for as long as possible.

Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality

4. Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality

When performing research, there are certain expectations that a researcher must follow to protect their subjects. We will explore a few of the different ways that a subject's responses are kept from being used against them.

The Role of Demographics on Health: Global Perspective & Influences

5. The Role of Demographics on Health: Global Perspective & Influences

This lesson will explain to you the many different factors that influence the likelihood or possibility of developing health related problems. Namely, we'll talk about the environment, the world at large, and things like income, gender, and ethnic background.

Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income

6. Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income

What is the relationship between economy and health? In this lesson, we discuss differences in healthcare and medical issues in low-income versus high-income countries. We also define social epidemiology and discuss the link between poverty and poor health.

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.

Types of Health Care: HMOs, PPOs, Socialized Medicine & Direct-Fee System

8. Types of Health Care: HMOs, PPOs, Socialized Medicine & Direct-Fee System

In this lesson, we discuss health care as a social institution and how health care systems differ worldwide. We also discuss several different ways that health care is paid for by patients, organizations and government.

Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations

9. 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!

Affordable Health Care Act: Description, Overview & Relevance to HR Management

10. Affordable Health Care Act: Description, Overview & Relevance to HR Management

One of the newest federal laws facing employers today is the Affordable Care Act. In this lesson, you'll be provided an overview of the Affordable Care Act and its relevance to human resource management. A short quiz follows.

Medicare and Medicaid: Definitions & Functions

11. Medicare and Medicaid: Definitions & Functions

This lesson will teach and define what Medicare and Medicaid are, what they are for, what they provide, and for whom they were established for. We'll also cover the four main parts of Medicare.

Types of Healthcare Professionals & Delivery Systems

12. Types of Healthcare Professionals & Delivery Systems

Healthcare professionals take on many different roles to deliver quality patient care. Not only do healthcare workers provide care in the hospital settings, but they also work in several other care delivery systems. This lesson will describe various healthcare roles and the variety of delivery systems in which they work.

Your Physical Exam: Purpose & Major Components

13. Your Physical Exam: Purpose & Major Components

The physical exam is one of the most important tools at your doctor's disposal. Find out why, as well as what the major components of this critical test actually are.

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