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Navigating the Health Care System: Health Literacy Curriculum

Posted by on February 6th, 2020 Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy
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Navigating the Health Care System is a four-unit health literacy curriculum designed by Nemours Children’s Health System for use with high-school-aged adolescents in classroom and community settings. It is designed to prepare students to be responsible for managing their own health care as they transition into adulthood. Units include:

  1. Definitions (health, health care, self-advocacy, health literacy), types of care (emergency department, urgent care, primary care provider), self-advocacy, and personal/family medical history
  2. Symptoms, diagnosis, medications and vaccinations
  3. Health insurance and adolescents’ right to privacy
  4. Practical application of the skills covered through real-life scenarios and role-plays

The full curriculum is available for download after creating a free account.

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Emily Hamstra is the Outreach Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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