Presentation on theme: "Exploring the Health-Learning Nexus Urban Strategies Council www.urbanstrategies.org Alameda County."— Presentation transcript:
Exploring the Health-Learning Nexus Urban Strategies Council Alameda County
Urban Strategies Council A social impact organization working to eliminate persistent poverty
The Health and Learning Nexus
How are we defining health?
Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Healthier Places to Live, Play, and Learn Healthier Child and Youth Development Higher Educational Achievement and Attainment
OUSD Student Eligibility to Receive Free or Reduced- Price School Meals, by Eligibility Status: 2011
OUSD Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity:
How do health issues affect learning? Hinder development Social Emotional Physical Cognitive Restrict opportunities to learn
Sample Learning-Related Health Issues
Children below Poverty Level ( ) U.S. Census
Children in Fair/Poor Health (2009) California Health Interview Survey
Children Feeling Safe in Neighborhood (2009) California Health Interview Survey
OUSD Students Diagnosed With Asthma, by Race/Ethnicity and Gender ( ) Oakland Unified School District
Mothers with Psychological Distress in Past Year (2009) California Health Interview Survey
Sample Learning-Related Health Interventions February 11, 2011
Breaking the Link between Asthma and Absences Mitigating triggers in school environment Equipping school staff to handle asthma Linking to asthma services
Addressing Widespread Trauma Reducing exposure to trauma Educating community/school about trauma Intervening with affected children and families
Applying Two-Generation Approaches Maternal mental health and young children Early childhood education and post- secondary education & training
What health issues and interventions do you see affecting children’s literacy? February 11, 2011
Thinking about a health priority: Small groups February 11, 2011
Questions to Discuss: Which health issues would we like to learn more about? Which health issues do we see having the biggest impact on children’s literacy development? Are we already addressing any? How? Which of the health issues we are considering as priorities lend themselves to low-cost or no-cost strategies, or to efforts already underway? Which issues are most ripe for action?