Eight new grants will drive The L.A. Trust mission

October 29, 2019

The Los Angeles Trust is proud to announce eight new grants from partners who understand the critical health-related needs and issues facing students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Several of these partners came forward earlier in this school year to lend support to our mission. Long-time partner Kaiser Permanente awarded a $500,000 grant […]

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Preventing cavities on Halloween (and all year long)

October 29, 2019

No one wants to take the treats out of Trick or Treat this Halloween. Least of all Maryjane Puffer, executive director of the L.A. Trust for Children’s Health and L.A.’s own “Tooth Fairy.” Puffer and her team at The L.A. Trust are dedicated to preserving the oral health of nearly 600,000 students in the L.A. […]

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The L.A. Trust Tooth Fairy Event will help kids brush up on oral health

January 16, 2020

Students and their families will join oral health providers and Los Angeles Tooth Fairy Maryjane Puffer at The L.A. Trust Tooth Fairy Event, Saturday, February 22 at Dodger Stadium from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fifth annual event is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s annual “Move It!” Health and Wellness Festival […]

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A ground-breaking year for The L.A. Trust and its partners in student health

January 16, 2020

The year 2019 was a busy one for The Los Angeles Trust and its partners, and 2020 will be busier still. Thanks to its partners and stakeholders, last year The L.A. Trust: Made final preparations for the launch of its ground-breaking Data xChange initiative, which will link confidential Wellness Center data with academic performance numbers […]

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‘Sharing Brings Hope’ from LAUSD to area nonprofits and their clients

January 16, 2020

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s “Sharing Brings Hope” 60-day charity drive officially starts February 3, 2020. Last year, thousands of teachers, staff, students and family members contributed to the campaign to strengthen some of L.A.’s strongest nonprofits. “The campaign raised more than $520,000 in 2019, and we hope to top that this year,” said […]

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As vaping epidemic grows, educators and healthcare providers join forces

December 9, 2019

L.A. School Superintendent Austin Beutner stood on the courthouse steps in downtown Los Angeles October 29, 2019 to declare war on vaping. Flanked by educators, students and community leaders, Beutner announced a class-action lawsuit to hold industry-leading vape-pen manufacturer Juul “accountable for the role it has played in creating an epidemic that affects the health […]

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Latest Wellness Center opens at Santee Education Complex

December 9, 2019

The newest LAUSD Student and Family Wellness Center opened December 2, 2019 at Santee Education Complex in South Los Angeles—and educators, students, clinicians and healthcare leaders welcomed the new facility in style. Maryjane Puffer, executive director of The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health, said the benefits of school-based health centers are proven: “Students who […]

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