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1 Health Ch. 3

2 Health Consumer Anyone who purchases or uses health products or services

3 Understanding how… To judge their effectiveness and reliability will help you become an informed health consumer

4 Why?? Write your own opinion!!!!!!

5 Influences… Habit and personal taste Family members Friends cost

6 Media Various methods of communicating information

7 advertising Written or spoken media message designed to interest consumers in purchasing a product or service

8 Hidden Messages in Advertising
Bandwagon Group of people using a product or service Everyone is using it Rich and Famous Product displayed in expensive home Make you feel rich Free Gifts Redeemable coupons for merchandise Too good a deal to pass up Great Outdoors Scenes of nature If its associated with nature, it must be healthy Good Times People smiling and laughing Product will add fun Testimonial People for whom a product has worked Worked for them, will work for you too

9 Comparison Shopping Method of judging the benefits of different products by comparing several factors, such as quality, features, and cost

10 Factors to Cosider Cost Features Quality Warranty Safety

11 Reading and comparing labels
Identify ingredients and choose between health products

12 Advertising for health products
Magazines TV etc

13 Rights as a consumer Right to safety Right to choose
Right to be informed Right to be heard Right to have problems corrected Right to consumer education

14 Responsibility Opinion!??!?!?!?!??!

15 Online Shopping Using the internet to buy products and services

16 Experiences….

17 Healthcare System All the medical care available to a nation’s people, the way they receive care, and the method of payment

18 Primary Care Physicians
Medical doctor who provides physical checkups and general care

19 Specialists Medical doctors trained to handle particular kinds of patients or medical conditions

20 Preventive care Actions that prevent onset of disease or injury

21 School nurse or a primary care physician
Pre-participation physical exam

22 Type of healthcare facilities
Private practice Clinics Group practices Hospitals Emergency rooms Urgent care centers

23 Three types of managed care plans
HMO Health Maintenance Organization Monthly premium but receive most or all medical services with few or no out-of-pocket expense PPO Preferred Provider Organizations Charge organization less than their regular fee for member usage POS Point of Service Choose providers inside or outside the plan

24 Health Insurance Why is it important?

25 Current trends Birthing centers Drug treatment center Assisted living
Hospice Telemedicine

26 Benefits of trends Thoughts???

27 Writing down questions

28 Product is defective Return Discard Replace

29 May need to… Return it to the manufacturer

30 Unsatisfied with products

31 Fraud Deliberate deceit or trickery

32 Health Fraud Sale of worthless products or services that claim to prevent diseases or cure other health problems

33 Susceptible to health fraud
Weight loss products Beauty and anti-aging products

34 Treatments Potential fraud

35 Miracle Cures

36 Malpractice Failure by a health professional to meet accepted standards

37 Groups for resolving problems
BBB Better business bureau Deal with complaints against local merchants Consumer advocates Local, state, and federal government agencies

38 Important to be alert ?!?!?!?!??!!

39 Local, state, county, and city focus on
Disease prevention Health prommotion

40 National level NCI National Cancer Institute EPA
Environmental Protection Agency OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration USDA United States Department of Agriculture DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

41 Organizations in Global Public Health
World health organization Red cross United nations

42 Services of local health department
Over water systems ???? Why??

43 Advocate for public health
Follow all health and safety laws and ordinances Set an example by practicing healthful behaviors Avoid actions that could endanger the health or safety of others Get involved in events that promote public health Find out which community groups deal with public health issues Inform the proper authorities if you notice a condition activity that threatens public health

44 Why should you advocate for public health??

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