Ch 22: Health Advocacy & Information Resources

About This Chapter

Expand your understanding of the process of advocating for health and the different resources used to increase health knowledge. When you use the resources in our chapter such as the video lessons and the self-assessment quizzes, you will have a good chance of succeeding in achieving your goals.

Health Advocacy & Information Resources- Chapter Summary

The lessons organized in this chapter have been put together to help you learn all about advocating for health and the resources that can assist your understanding of the health field. Video lessons will concentrate on:

  • Environmental health
  • The threats to environmental health
  • Different types of health care
  • Relationship between economics and health
  • The impact of socioeconomic issues on health
  • Health information sources
  • Health problems in the U.S.
  • How the federal government impacts public health
  • Scientific theory

When you study with us, you will have access to our video instructors who are expert on the information you will be studying. They will present the lesson's material to you in a way that is educational and fun. As you work your way through each lesson and watch the videos, read the transcripts and take the self-assessing quizzes; you will have support the whole time. If you get stuck on a certain concept or lesson, our instructors are here to support you by answering any questions you might have.

9 Lessons in Chapter 22: Health Advocacy & Information Resources
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

1. What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

In this video lesson, you will learn about environmental health. You will also learn about threats to environmental health and how to distinguish between different categories of environmental hazards.

Understanding & Assessing Threats to Environmental Health

2. Understanding & Assessing Threats to Environmental Health

In this lesson you will learn how threats to environmental health are assessed. You will also learn how management decisions are made based on such threats and their risks.

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

3. 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.

Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income

4. 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.

How Socioeconomic Issues Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

5. How Socioeconomic Issues Affect Health and Chronic Conditions

This lessons examines some of the fundamental differences of socioeconomic status, as well as how these issues interact with a person's health and their chronic conditions.

Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

6. 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.

Major Health Problems in the United States

7. Major Health Problems in the United States

Ever wonder what the most common health-related problems are in the United States? You're about to find out what they are and how some of them are related.

The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information

8. 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.

What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

9. What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and characteristics of a scientific theory and understand how theories are formulated. You'll see examples of scientific theories, and after the lesson you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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