Navigating the Health Care System: Health Literacy Curriculum
Posted by Emily Hamstra on February 6th, 2020
Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy
Educational resources, health insurance, health literacy, teens
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:
- 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
- Symptoms, diagnosis, medications and vaccinations
- Health insurance and adolescents’ right to privacy
- 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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