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Children, Families, and Education

iREACH

The BARHII iREACH (impacting Regional Educational Attainment to Change Health) Initiative was developed by BARHII’s Internal Capacity Committee (ICC) with the purpose to move the current practice of our member health departments to more explicitly address the determinants of health equity by facilitating a learning community of local health department champions to promote strategies within current programming and spheres of influence to address the educational achievement gap.

The resources provided here are intended for use by staff from BARHII’s member health departments to support their efforts in addressing educational attainment in their communities through their program work.

Resources
LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA (LCFF) FACT SHEET


Learn more about the Local Control Funding Formula and how you can impact educational attainment in your community.

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IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT TOPICS FOR ENGAGING CLIENTS


A tip sheet of recommended topics by grade level that public health staff might use to engage clients in conversations around educational attainment.

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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AND HEALTH FACT SHEETS


A series of three fact sheets detailing the links of Educational Attainment and positive health outcomes. These fact sheets discuss the reasons students drop out of school, how education and health are related, and the roles public health can play in impacting education.

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WEBINAR PRESENTATIONS


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Key Indicators for Educational Success

Learn more about the key indicators for educational success and how public health interventions can influence those indicators. Presented by The Education Trust West, Oct 2013.


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School Finance Reform in 2013: Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

This presentation discusses the LCFF, identify opportunities for local and state-level engagement, and increased community engagement to improve educational outcomes and accountability. Presented by Public Advocates, Sep 2013.


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Reducing Chronic Absence: What Will It Take? Exploring Implications for Health Providers

Learn how chronic absenteeism affects educational outcomes and what public health can do to impact these outcomes. Presented by Attendance Works, Oct 2013.


RAISING OF AMERICA


On March 20, 2015, BARHII hosted the Health Equity and Early Childhood Policies in California workshop in Oakland, CA. BARHII recognizes that the early childhood period is considered the most significant phase for healthy development in one’s lifespan. What happens to the child in the early years helps shape its future opportunities. Early child development strongly influences well-being, health outcomes, academic success, economic participation, and incarceration throughout life.

California Newsreel, the makers of Unnatural Causes, will soon be releasing a new documentary series focusing on early childhood development and equity: Raising of America (RofA). For more info please see: http://www.raisingofamerica.org

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The workshop explored how we can take advantage of this strategic opportunity to align public health and early childhood development around health equity goals.

THE GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP ARE TO:

Understand and establish alignment between public health/health equity and early childhood development practitioners
Identify policy targets related to early childhood development and health equity that we can collectively work on
Establish commitments to organize screenings of California Newsreel’s new Raising of America film series in order to catalyze support for key early childhood development policies at the local and state levels

PRESENTATION MATERIALS


Available for you to download are materials and resources for this meeting:

+ Agenda

+ Presentation

RESOURCES


In preparation for the workshop, we encourage you to read the following articles to better frame the discussion:

+ Raising of America Promotional Flyer

+ Raising of America Project Description (as of 10/2014)

SPONSORSHIP


The March 20th BARHII Health Equity and Early Childhood Policies in California workshop was made possible with funding support from The California Endowment.