Economics Teacher, Schlagle High School
How can we, as responsible citizens of Wyandotte County, improve socio-economic and health outcomes in our community?
This project is the third phase of the school-based “Change project”. Phase One elevated student voice, while Phase Two helped students understand how their community works, build social capital and a network of connection to help them address the needs of the community. “We Are the Change” focuses on the addressing underlying factors that significantly contribute to the health disparities by understanding the social determinants of health, conducting a community needs assessment, and implementing a community intervention based on the needs assessment (i.e. health fair and job fair).
The Main Objectives of this unit are:
This lesson provides students with the background on the health condition of Wyandotte County based on the H.E.A.T Report conducted by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Ohio State University. With this background information, students will be equipped with the appropriate knowledge of the socioeconomic factors that influence health disparities in our community.
This lesson provides a deeper analysis on the socioeconomic factors that affect health and contribute to health disparity in the community. Moreover, students will make connections between the macroeconomic fundamentals such as unemployment, prices and income to the socioeconomic factors that affect health.
This lesson provides students with the knowledge on the steps to conduct a Needs Assessment as well as the importance of assessing the needs of an organization or the community. The needs assessment’s goal is to determine the need to have a job and health fair at Schlagle High School.
This lesson provides students with the knowledge on the different types of advertisements and how ads influence our consumption and buying decisions. With this knowledge, students will then make connections between ads and promoting healthy choices and employment opportunities.
This lesson provides students a framework on how to prepare for their project presentation as well as the avenue to present their sample project.