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Do Now:. Answer the following questions: 1) Are you a knowledgeable health consumer? Why or why not? 2) What makes you decide to purchase a product?. Being a Health Literate Consumer. EQ: How does making good consumer choices affect your health?. Health Consumer.

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do now
Do Now:

Answer the following questions:

1) Are you a knowledgeable health consumer? Why or why not?

2) What makes you decide to purchase a product?

being a health literate consumer

Being a Health Literate Consumer

EQ: How does making good consumer choices affect your health?

health consumer
Health Consumer
  • Anyone who purchases or uses health products or services
think pair share

What makes you buy one product over another?

How do your choices affect your health?

how do i choose
How do I choose?
  • Comparison shopping—judging the benefits of different products by comparing several factors
    • Cost
    • Features
    • Quality
    • Warranty
    • Safety
    • Recommendations
consumer rights
Consumer Rights
  • Right to safety
  • Right to choose
  • Right to be informed
  • Right to be heard
  • Right to have problems corrected
  • Right to consumer education
product labels
Product labels
  • Name & intended use
  • Directions
  • Precautions and warnings
  • Manufacturer’s information
  • Amount in the container
  • Active ingredients
media advertising
Media & Advertising
  • Advertising—A written or spoken media message designed to interest consumers in purchasing a product or service.
  • Media—the main means of mass communication (especially television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet) regarded collectively.
question 1
Question #1
  • How do you think the media affects your choices as a health consumer?
question 2
Question #2

Makers of name-brand products pay large sums of money to have their products used in movies. Do you feel this is fair advertising? Should it be permitted? Why or why not?

question 3
Question #3

Each group member should share one health related product they have purchased recently and answer the following questions:

1) What made you buy this product?

2) How does this product affect your health (positive or negative)?

3) Are you satisfied with this product, why or why not?

question 4
Question #4
  • What are 3 things you could do that would make you a better health consumer?
health services1
Health Services
  • Health care providers—A group of professionals trained in the health field.
  • Primary care physicians—A medical professional who provides the first line of health care
  • Specialists—A physician who has received additional training in a particular field.
health care facility
Health Care Facility
  • Any place staffed by health care professionals and equipped for delivery of health services.
facilities for health care services
Facilities for Health Care Services
  • Short Term
    • Hospital
    • Clinics
    • Outpatient surgical facility
  • Long term
    • Rehabilitation Center
    • Nursing homes
health fraud
Health Fraud
  • Malpractice—Failure by a health professional to meet accepted standards
paying for health services
Paying for Health Services
  • Health insurance—A plan to cover part or most costs of expenses and care associated with medical treatment
    • Premium: Fee insured person pays for coverage
hmo s health maintenance organizations
HMO’s (Health Maintenance Organizations)
  • A group of physicians of different specialties who work together to provide medical services to members
ppo preferred provider organizations
PPO (Preferred Provider Organizations)
  • Type of insurance in which medical providers agree to charge less to members of the plan.
  • Health insurance program that is available to people who are 65 years or older and to those who receive Social Security disability benefits
  • An assistance program of medical aid for people of all ages who are unable to afford medical care.
public health1
Public Health
  • A community wide effort to monitor and promote the welfare of the population
a community is
A Community is…
  • Neighborhood
  • City
  • State
  • Nation
  • World
civic duty
Civic Duty
  • Means being a responsible citizen
    • Follow the law
    • Vote
    • Participate in community projects
    • Follow basic health practices
  • Red Cross—Assists in times of wars and disaster
  • NIH-National Institute of Health
    • Medical research, grants, funding
  • WHO-World Health Organization
    • Programs to eradicate diseases and address pollution