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Resources for Health Information - Chapter Summary
This chapter focuses on the concept of health literacy and its importance for health promotion and disease prevention. You'll find out how health literacy is measured along with the various measurement tools. You'll learn where to find reliable, credible sources of health information you can use with confidence in making health decisions.
These lessons teach you about the relationship between economics and health and how specific health issues relate to income level. As the chapter progresses, you will explore the definition of a scientific theory and know how to distinguish it from a theory that does not have a scientific base. Finally, you'll learn the steps to take to begin to make positive, health-related changes in your life. After completing this chapter, you should know how to:
- Define health literacy
- Explain some of the instruments used to measure health literacy
- Assess the reliability of different health information sources
- Define the major health problems in the United States
- Explore how medical and health issues differ based on income
- Identify characteristics of a scientific theory
- Outline the process used to create a behavior management plan
Learn about these topics by watching short, engaging video lessons. Along with them you will find self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts to enhance your learning. Key terms will be highlighted for you in the transcripts. If you want to review an important point without replaying an entire video lesson, you can use the convenient video tags that take you to exactly the place you want to find. The lessons and quizzes presented here have all been developed by professional instructors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. 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.
6. Creating a Behavior Management Plan: Steps & Behavioral Changes
This lesson will outline the steps you need to take if you'd like to make a positive, health-related change in your life. You'll learn about keeping a journal and how to set SMART goals for yourself.
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- Childhood Growth & Development
- Adolescence Growth & Development
- Adult Growth & Development
- Human Reproduction, Pregnancy & Birth
- Introduction to Health & Wellness
- Introduction to Disease & Illness
- Mental Distress, Depression & Suicide
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- Carbohydrates in Nutrition
- Lipids in Nutrition
- Protein in Nutrition
- Water as a Nutrient
- Minerals & Nutrition
- Vitamins in Nutrition
- Eating Disorders & Treatments
- Benefits of Physical Fitness
- Health Risk Education
- Injury Prevention Strategies
- Substance Use & Abuse
- Human Sexuality & Health
- Communication Processes & Skills
- Family & Social Systems
- Discrimination, Aggression & Conflict
- Media & Advertising of Health Information
- Health Care Systems
- Overview of Health Education Programs
- NYSTCE Health Education Flashcards