Testimonials

“LAUSD is committed to removing barriers that prevent our students from learning. The easy access to quality physical and mental health services that our Wellness Centers provide is a huge step in removing barriers and ensuring that our students are able and ready to learn.”

Dr. Debra Duardo, Executive Director of Student Health and Human Services

Los Angeles Unified School District, and L.A. Trust Board Member

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“The link between a child’s health and their ability to learn has been proven over and over again. Through its unprecedented investment in Wellness Centers, LAUSD leads the nation in transforming our approach to health no only for our students and their families, but for the communities that embrace them.”

Dr. John Deasy, Superintendent

Los Angeles Unified School District

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“Student attendance is vital to student achievement.  Providing students with oral health preventative services is equally important to the success of every student.  The fluoride varnish program will be a great addition to our instructional program.”

Hector Carreño, Principal

San Pedro Elementary School

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“The L.A. Trust is our sister organization working at a local level …. We know we can count on the Trust to be a solid and inspiring partner!”

Serena Clayton, Executive Director

California School Health Centers Association

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“Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child’s self esteem. With proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong. The L.A. Trust has committed its resources to the development of a District-wide oral health initiative to ensure our children are healthy and ready to learn.”

Roberta Villanueva, School Nurse

LAUSD District Nursing

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“The LA Trust is about the business of healthy and successful students … the continued work of the Trust, our work together is transforming what is means to partner with a school…a school district. That’s powerful and I’m excited about what’s to come.”

Nomsa Khalfani, MFT

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

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“The LA Trust is a champion for the health and well-being of children. We understand that healthy students are better prepared to learn and succeed.”

Kristal Green, LCSW

LAUSD-Organization Facilitation

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“As partners go, L.A. Trust is at the top of the list. With this collaboration, our students are benefiting the most for the work they do.”

Dellis Frank, Organization Facilitator

Intensive Support and Innovation Center, LAUSD

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“As social programs are impacted by lean budgets, it is up to community organizations to forge partnerships in order to ensure the well-being of vulnerable communities. In Los Angeles, our champion is the L.A. Trust for Children’s Health! They promote collaboration and innovation, advocacy and education, and programs aimed at building healthier and brighter futures for the children in Los Angeles.”

Joel E. Cisneros, Program Specialist

LAUSD School Mental Health

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“Over the years, the organization now known as the LA Trust has served as the flag bearer for health services to LAUSD students—a champion and steward of not only the specific disease-related needs of children, but of the health and related supports needed to optimize the health and wellbeing of all students and their families. The independence and expertise the LA Trust brings to these efforts is of unquestionable value.”

Helen M. DuPlessis, M.D., MPH, Chief Medical Officer

St. John’s Well Child and Family Center

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“I normally like to say that if we all could just “each one teach one, we will start to make a difference for all of US”. We have already seen this happening with the GREAT work through the Trust with our Children, Families and support staff.”

Sandy B. Wooten, Clinic Manager/Wellness Coordinator

Northeast Community Clinic (NECC)

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“The L.A. Trust and Student Health and Human Services is leaping forward bringing with them dozens of community partners and providers, hundreds of schools and thousands of families.”

Dale Reinert, CHAMP/Healthy Start Coordinator

Los Angeles Unified School District
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