This is a video about HealthyU, a web-based health literacy curriculum being developed by researchers at the Academy for Child and Family Well Being in collaboration with professionals from Oregon, Alabama, University of South Florida and Lincoln Public Schools.
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[00:00:03.509]This is Alex Trout, a research professor at
[00:00:05.743]the University of Nebraska Lincoln's Academy for Child and
[00:00:08.728]Family Well Being.
[00:00:10.229]Over the past year Alex and her team have been working
[00:00:12.828]with Trifoia, a learning design company,
[00:00:15.210]to develop an evaluate an online health literacy
[00:00:18.903]curriculum called Healthy U.
[00:00:20.964]Healthy U is an adaptation of the written curriculum,
[00:00:24.195]"what's Health Got to do with Transition?"
[00:00:26.761]Originally developed by Janet Hess for the Florida
[00:00:29.585]Developmental Disabilities Council.
[00:00:31.832]In the development of Healthy U the UNL team worked
[00:00:34.980]with the original curriculum developer and curriculum
[00:00:37.331]specialist Matt Avey at Lincoln Public Schools to enhance
[00:00:40.813]the health literacy content and to develop an engaging,
[00:00:44.698]interactive, personalized online learning course for
[00:00:49.033]transition age students with or at risk of high incidents
[00:00:54.061]Funded through a development grant by the Department of
[00:00:57.190]Education's Institute for Education Sciences,
[00:00:59.391]Healthy U is designed to educate students about how to
[00:01:02.023]access, understand, and manage their personal
[00:01:05.965]healthcare needs and gives them the tools to effectively
[00:01:10.106]navigate the healthcare system.
[00:01:12.315]The UNL team and Trifoia work together to develop this
[00:01:16.435]course, exploring options for the design of the user
[00:01:19.765]interface and the underlying technology with the goal
[00:01:23.556]of creating a sustainable and easy to manage solution
[00:01:27.621]that integrates animated videos and interactive content
[00:01:30.629]while keeping in mind universal design methods for
[00:01:36.038]In the first round of development, the first five lesson
[00:01:39.882]modules were created, consisting of approximately 80
[00:01:42.826]minutes of original animated videos and over 30 interactive
[00:01:48.227]These modules were then tested and reviewed in fall 2017
[00:01:51.819]by high school students in Nebraska.
[00:01:54.383]It's been said that the foundation of the success in life
[00:01:57.610]is good health.
[00:01:58.925]For adolescents with or at risk of disabilities,
[00:02:01.758]too often they graduate unprepared to independently
[00:02:05.503]manage their healthcare needs or to successfully
[00:02:08.488]navigate the healthcare system.
[00:02:10.429]As a result these youths face elevated healthcare costs
[00:02:14.015]and poorer health outcomes.
[00:02:16.785]With Healthy U we aim to change this trajectory and
[00:02:19.748]improve health literacy skills by providing youths
[00:02:23.407]with the knowledge and confidence necessary to
[00:02:26.049]manage their healthcare needs and live healthy and
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