HPER 221
Basic Health Concepts II





"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." 

Albert Einstein




Lecture Slides Available from the Text

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Assignments and Readings:

Field Assignment #1

Michigan Community Health Priority Index

Managed Health Care Part 1

Managed Health Care Part 2

Consumer Driven Healthcare

Choosing and Using a Health Plan

Checkup on Health Insurance Choices

Presentation on Consumer Driven Healthcare (CDHC) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)             

Field Assignment #2 

Advertising Reading #1

Advertising Reading #2

Advertising Reading #3    

Health Status Analysis

Advertising Analysis

Field Assignment #3: In about 1 page, describe one unintentional injury prevention measure you can perform or maintain for yourself or your family. Please provide the necessary references and resources so that someone else could follow the same precautions you plan on taking.

Sexual Violence Reading – not required, but...  you should understand the basics about the Public Health Approach and the Ecological Model – there may be 1 or 2 related multiple choice questions on the final.

Resilience Notes – also for another take on it, look at Nan Henderson’s example – keep in mind that these are abstract ideas that can be re-envisioned in several ways.  The key is to consider that by integrating these concepts into the learning experience we can prevent a significant proportion of violent and other anti-social behavior.    

Final Project Guidelines    




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Check out www.kalcounty.com and www.cdc.gov for data and stats for your Health Status Analysis!



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