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Ch 21: Influences on Health Information

About This Chapter

Watch engaging video lessons about the important factors that influence the health information we receive. Learn to assess different sources of health information and understand how various types of information can influence a student's health choices.

Influences on Health Information - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors will show you the factors that come into play when assessing the validity of different health information sources. By the end of this chapter you'll have greater confidence in:

  • Assessing health literacy
  • Gauging the reliability of different sources of health information
  • Naming major health problems in the United States
  • Understanding the role of demographics
  • Economic considerations
  • Defining advertisement
  • Understanding subliminal advertisement
  • Evaluating media influences on student health choices.

Our informative video lessons come with convenient video tags that help you focus on the items you're struggling with. Plus you can track your progress along the way using our self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson. Quickly navigate through lesson content and improve your reviewing efficiency with this chapter.

8 Lessons in Chapter 21: Influences on Health Information
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What Is Health Literacy? - Definition & Assessment

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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 Role of Demographics on Health: Global Perspective & Influences

4. 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

5. 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.

What is Advertising? - Definition & Examples

6. What is Advertising? - Definition & Examples

The greatest product or service in the world won't make money unless consumers know it exists. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of advertising, common advertising media, and read some examples of effective advertising.

Subliminal Advertising: Definition, History & Examples

7. Subliminal Advertising: Definition, History & Examples

Can words flashed quickly on a screen make you want to purchase a product? Can a hidden image persuade you to spend your hard-earned cash on something you don't need? These questions surrounding subliminal advertising are discussed in this lesson.

The Media's Mixed Messages About Health

8. 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.

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