Louisiana Whole Child Health Initiative

Report
– Childhood and Family Learning
Foundation
– United Way of South East Louisiana
– Louisiana Public Health Institute
– Picard Center
• The educational success for Louisiana students
IS the key to a healthier, more economically
successful state.
• Education and Health Care systems have a
responsibility to collaborate and formulate a
system of care that addresses the holistic
needs of students in order to facilitate their
success in school, and prepare them for a
healthier more productive life.
Cumulative Vocabulary (Words)
Barriers to Educational Achievement Emerge
at a Very Young Age
1200
1000
College Educated
Parents
800
600
Working Class
Parents
Welfare
Parents
400
200
16 mos.
24 mos.
36 mos.
Child’s Age (Months)
Source: Hart & Risley (1995)
Classroom in Crisis, Children’s Health Fund, October 2013
Arrested one or
more times
Parole one or
more times
Twenty-three percent of young adults with disabilities have been arrested at least
once, approximately twice the rate for youth in the general population (12%; p < .001).
(Sanford et al., 2011)
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Self-actualization
personal growth and fulfilment
Esteem needs
achievement, status, responsibility, reputation
Belongingness and Love needs
family, affection, relationships, work group, etc.
Safety needs
protection, security, order, law, limits, stability, etc.
Biological and Physiological needs
basic life needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep, etc.
© design Alan Chapman 2001-7, based on
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
• Central City: Poverty rate is 37.9%
• Treme/Iberville: Poverty rate is
45.9%
– New Orleans: 24.4%
– Nationally: 13.8%
• Central City: % not finishing high
school: 30%
• Treme/Iberville: % not finishing
high school: 31.4%
– New Orleans: 16.7%
– Nationally: 15.2%
US Bureau of the Census, 2010
– Can become primary care provider
– FQHC licensed for geographic service area
and can practice onsite.
– Behavioral Health
– Case Management
– Related Services for Special
Education
–
SBHC
–
FQHC
We’re not alone……

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