News for the Los Angeles student health community February 12, 2020
LAUSD’s network of Wellness Centers, like this one operated by South Central Family Health Center, are on the frontlines of student and community health.
Students find a healthcare home
at LAUSD Wellness Centers
When a Delta 777 passenger plane dumped a load of jet fuel over the Cudahy area last month, students at six LAUSD schools were affected—and the Elizabeth Learning Center Wellness Center at sprung into action. The clinic, operated by South Central Family Health Center, offered free screenings to everyone in the community, regardless of insurance, immigration status or ability to pay. The clinic is part of Los Angeles Unified School District’s network of Student and Family Wellness Centers, which provide a healthcare home for students and community members in the district’s most underserved neighborhoods. Read on
The L.A. Trust Tooth Fairy Event February 22 at Dodger Stadium will feature fun, prizes, free dental screenings and information about oral health.
Tooth Fairy Event will star oral health
heroes Saturday, Feb. 22
The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health is joining forces with the UCLA-led consortium More LA Smiles and other dental health heroes to present its biggest oral health event ever—The L.A. Trust’s fifth annual Tooth Fairy Event, Saturday, February 22 at Dodger Stadium from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s annual Health and Wellness Festival & 5K, expected to attract more than 5,000 students and community members. The event is free and open to all (pre-registration is required for LAUSD 5K participants). Read on
Program Manager Robert Renteria and other staff members from The L.A. Trust led the spring 2020 meeting of Student Advisory Board Adult Allies January 29.
Student Advisory Board allies share
best practices to engage students
Adult allies who work with the Student Advisory Boards of the LAUSD’s Wellness Centers met at The L.A. Trust January 29 to discuss outreach programs to improve student health. More than a dozen Adult Allies and healthcare advocates from across the Wellness Center Network attended, including: Norma Ahumada, Cassie Angu, Hanna Christianson, Kristie Garrison, Karina Gonzalez, Annette Hernandez, Deannie Moreira, Marina Quintanilla, Adam Renuet, Miriam Villaseñor, Stephan Salazar, Miguel Topete, Michelle Torres and Brenda Villatoro. Read on