The Portrait of Sonoma identifies Roseland residents as disproportionately affected by poor social determinants of health. There is a higher percentage of individuals living in poverty, earning a substantially lower median salary, with accompanied lower educational attainment. In Roseland Elementary school district, 93.3% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, 77.3% are considered English learners, and 41% of students from third to sixth grade failed to meet state standards for English language/literacy.
In celebration of the work of Cesar Chavez and Delores Huerta, we host an annual health fair on-site at Roseland Leadership Academy Elementary School. Now in its 5th year, children from T-kindergarten through second grade, participate in lifestyle activities and medical career exploration.
Booth examples include smoothie bike, healthy teeth/happy smile, listen to your heart and lungs, draw yourself as a doctor/doctora, and pin the organ on the anatomy figure. Our pre-fair activity includes an educational workshop on physician advocacy in addressing social determinants of health.