News for the Los Angeles student health community July 15, 2020
Q&A with Barbara Ferrer of L.A. County Department of Public Health
Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, is leading the fight against coronavirus in the nation’s most populous county. The L.A. Trust's Executive Director Maryjane Puffer asked her about the current surge in cases and what we all can do. Read the interview.
Thousands of idle busses and empty classrooms are reminders of the scale of the education and healthcare void caused by the continued coronavirus shutdown.
Student mental health challenged by COVID, recession and racism
Student mental health in Los Angeles is facing unprecedented challenges. “Our students are under tremendous pressure,” Maryjane Puffer of The L.A. Trust said. “Many were already dealing with inadequate access to mental healthcare and the impacts of poverty and racism. The isolation and economic hardships brought on by COVID-19 threaten to create a student mental health crisis in Los Angeles." Read on
Beyond the Bell employees helped The L.A. Trust distribute more than 50,000 toothbrushes during Operation Tooth Fairy in June.
The L.A. Trust Oral Health Advisory Board tackles student oral health
Oral health leaders from government, academia, nonprofits and the healthcare industry met online at The L.A. Trust’s Oral Health Advisory Board quarterly convening June 2. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations discussed ways to help students and their families access oral health services during the COVID-19 crisis. Read on