[NASAFACS] Recommended Reading

Fuqua, Helen helen.fuqua at doe.virginia.gov
Fri Mar 8 08:06:33 MST 2019

Social Conditions-Social Determinants


Good morning,

Take a few minutes and read the article that focuses on the importance of
stable and healthy families and their impact on social determinants. Oregon
is focusing on improving health throughout the life cycle by focusing on
improving these social determinants. They recognize the importance of
stable and healthy families, healthy and on-track development for infants
and toddlers, access to high-quality early care and education, and
kindergarten readiness as a means of meeting third-grade achievement. In
addition, they are focusing on trauma-informed practices, engaging parents
and families, and building school and community resources. Does this remind
you of the family and consumer sciences courses offered in middle and high
schools? If so, read the article and use it as an advocacy tool. Enclosed
below is a quotation from the resources.

“Home and family environments, community and neighborhood conditions, and
socioeconomic status—the social conditions that impact how people live,
grow, learn, play, work, and age—shape health risks and outcomes and can
predict quality of life in later years. These social conditions are known
as the social determinants of health (SDOH), and they can significantly
affect how a child grows and develops.”

Best regards,


Helen G. Fuqua


Family and Consumer Sciences and Related Clusters

Virginia Department of Education

Post Office Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218

Email: Helen.Fuqua at doe.virginia.gov

Telephone: 804-225-2826 <(804)%20225-2826>

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