Standard 3: Accessing Information - Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information, products, and services to enhance health.


General Information
Number: HE.8.B.3
Title: Accessing Information - Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information, products, and services to enhance health.
Type: Standard
Subject: Health Education
Grade: 8
Strand: Health Literacy Responsible Behavior

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This cluster includes the following benchmarks.

Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

HE.8.B.3.In.a
Identify the validity and reliability of health services and determine differences in the cost of similar health services to assess value, such as current research and news/standard practice, prescriptions – generic vs. store brand/name brand.
HE.8.B.3.In.b
Examine the accessibility of products and services that enhance health, such as the health department, community agencies, and availability of prescribed and over-the-counter medications.
HE.8.B.3.In.c
Identify selected technologies that provide accurate health information, such as a glucose monitor, MRI, EKG, and CAT-scan.
HE.8.B.3.In.d
Describe situations when specific professional health services or providers may be required, such as head injuries, infections, and depression.

Supported

HE.8.B.3.Su.a
Recognize the validity and reliability of a selected health service and compare cost of selected similar health services to assess value, such as current research and news/standard practice, and prescriptions, generic vs. store brand/name brand.
HE.8.B.3.Su.b
Identify valid health information from home, school, and community, such as information from media sources, local organizations, and school news.
HE.8.B.3.Su.c
Recognize selected technologies that provide accurate health information, such as a glucose monitor, MRI, EKG, and CAT-scan.
HE.8.B.3.Su.d
Identify situations when specific professional health services or providers may be required, such as head injuries, infections, and depression.

Participatory

HE.8.B.3.Pa.a
Recognize selected factors regarding health services such as eligibility for services or purchase, parental authorization, and affordability.
HE.8.B.3.Pa.b
Recognize information, products, and services that promote health, such as advertisements, articles, infomercials, and web-based messages.
HE.8.B.3.Pa.c
Recognize a selected technology resource that provides accurate information, such as a glucose monitor.
HE.8.B.3.Pa.d
Recognize selected health situations when specific professional health services may be required, such as illness, toothache, or depression.

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