Health Consumerism emphasis is intended to help equip the campus community with information and skills to approach their own health care in the most effective ways possible.
"Health Consumerism" is the concept of patients taking a more active role in, and more responsibility for, their own health care decisions.
This is accomplished by using information from self-assessment, individual research, cost of care, in discussion and full partnership with a health care provider, to effectively maintain wellness, practice prevention and make better health care decisions for an individual."
Effective Health consumerism cannot occur without Health Literacy.
"Health Literacy" is the level of knowledge and understanding that an individual has pertaining to the human body, wellness, disease, medical testing, and working within the medical system.
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Finding Health Information on the Internet Project developed in partnership with the MSU Libraries Health Sciences Librarians.
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