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.
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.
The Wellness Center at Hollywood High has been wonderful for our family and my daughter has used the services on multiple occasions. For example, when she needed to get medical clearance to run on the school’s track team, she made a quick, convenient – and free! – trip to the Wellness Center on campus. Not only did my daughter get checked out for track, but the doctor gave her a full physical exam and offered recommendations to help her avoid recurring joint pain she had been experiencing while she was working out. Every high school should have a facility like this!
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!
As social programs are impacted by lean budgets, it is up to community organizations to forge partnerships in order to ensure the wellbeing of vulnerable communities. In Los Angeles, our champion is the LA 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.
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.
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.
“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.”
As partners go, L.A. Trust is at the top of the list. With this collaboration, our students are benefitting the most for the work they do.
The LA Trust and Student Health and Human Services are leaping forward bringing with them dozens of community partners and providers, hundreds of schools and thousands of families.
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.
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.