News for the Los Angeles student health community August 12, 2020
Dr. Manuel Pastor, author and distinguished professor at USC, briefed The L.A. Trust Board on healthcare inequities and demographic dynamics impacting student wellness.
Board members of The L.A. Trust strategize in face of COVID-19
The coronavirus crisis and healthcare inequity topped the agenda as members of the Board of The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health gathered online for their annual retreat August 6-7. Board members and officers also welcomed a new member, Jordan Keville of the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, who will replace Dennis S. Diaz effective January 1. Read on
Students and school-based health advocates spoke with lawmakers and their staffs during the California School-Based Health Alliance's Advocacy Day on August 5.
Student leaders and The L.A. Trust advocate for school-based health
More than 50 school-based health advocates briefed 42 California lawmakers and their staffs August 5 during the California School-Based Health’s Alliance’s first-ever virtual Advocacy Day. Students from several of The L.A. Trust's Student Advisory Boards joined staff members from The L.A. Trust, CSHA and other organizations at the legislative briefings, which focused on top policy priorities made more urgent by COVID-19. Read on
Summer intern Cami Slavkin studied the importance of school-based health centers to student health with The L.A. Trust's Wellness Program Manager Sang Leng Trieu.
What my 'book club' taught me about student health centers
By Cami Slavkin: As a recent graduate from LACES, a Title I L.A. Unified school without a school-based health center, my knowledge of these health centers was slim. But I was aware of the vital need for their existence, and I knew many of my classmates did not have access to private insurance and quality healthcare, a luxury I took for granted. Read on