Health Literacy & Application of Health Information Discussion

Can you help me understand this Health & Medical question?


Respond to the following prompt and cite any sources used.

Rationale: Access to valid health information and health-promoting products and services is critical in the prevention, early detection, and treatment of health problems. Application of the skills of analysis, comparison, and evaluation of health resources empowers students to achieve health literacy.

Post Part 1

Health literacy is linked to literacy and entails people’s knowledgemotivation, and ability to access, understand, appraise, and apply health information in order to make judgments and decisions in everyday life concerning health care, disease prevention, and health promotion to maintain or improve quality of life during the life course (Benes & Alperin, 2016). Thinking about this statement, how is NHES 3, accessing valid information and products and services to enhance health, related to health literacy? Let’s play this one out by responding to the following prompts

1. Briefly describe a time when you successfully made a thoughtful decision related to your health or a family member’s health to prevent the catching of a disease or illness; reduce the effects of a disease, illness, or injury; or to improve overall health.

2. Thinking about that experience, respond to the prompts regarding how your knowledge, motivation, and ability helped you to make that decision.

2a. Knowledge

Did you have the knowledge you needed to make an informed, thoughtful decision in your situation? How do you know?

Where did that knowledge come from?

Did you need to find more information? If so, where did you find it?

2b. Motivation

How motivated were you to make this decision?

How do you think your motivation levels affected your decision? The outcomes?


What NHES #3 skills did you apply in this situation (Look at the indicators for grades 9-12 for your response. Remember, to get to the standards and indicators, go to the CDC’s NHES website and click on the appropriate standard.)?

Were you able to apply the skill (or skills) effectively in this situation? How did you know you applied these effectively?

Post Part 2

Find at least one (1) valid and reliable nutrition information websites that you could use to create curriculum or provide to students as resources. For this website, complete an ACCESS evaluation. ACCESS is the skill cue mnemonic for NHES 3. [Note: The Skill Cues can be found in the content folder RESOURCES. You can also get to the skill cue associated with NHES 3 by clicking on this link: NHES 3 Skill Cues]. Respond to each prompt.

Brief summary of information on the website:

Is it Accurate?