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HHP 409 Health Education Methods and Materials (J.Maina): Web Sites

Recommended Web Sites

A. VDOE - Virginia Department of Education

Standards of Learning (SOL) & Testing : HEALTH (2015)

BHackHealth Program :  

Population: Young people between the ages of 11 and 13

Goal: To increase the interest of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the health sciences and to improve their ability to look for and evaluate health-related information, their health-related literacy and self-efficacy, and their ultimate health outcomes.

Research Questions

  1. How do young people go about looking for and evaluating health-related information online and how do they perceive the various health-related resources available online?
  2. How can we best teach young people to look for and evaluate health-related information online?
  3. What role can school library programs play in teaching and facilitating health information seeking and evaluation skills in young people?
  4. To what extent can we improve young people’s health-related self-efficacy by increasing their health literacy?
  5. To what extent can improved health literacy and improved health self-efficacy lead to better health-related decisions and positive health behavior changes in young people?