The earlier children have access to educational opportunities, the better their health outcomes are likely to be. That’s because early developmental opportunities provide a foundation for children’s academic success, health and general well-being.
Americans with more education live longer and have healthier lives, according to the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University. Preparing for higher education during primary and secondary school years lays the foundation for future success.
Implicit bias can shape both teacher expectations and student performance. This is important to understand because whether or not—or how much—a teacher believes in students and expects them to succeed has been shown to affect how well that student does in school.
There’s a lot of talk among those who work in human services about social determinants of health. But what exactly does that term mean? What are social determinants of health and how do they impact our work at FSSA? And, most importantly, what can we do about them?