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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What The L.A. Trust’s Y2Y Conference meant to me

April 3, 2020

More than 100 Los Angeles student health advocates and their adult allies attended The L.A. Trust’s Youth to Youth Conference. The L.A. Trust Y2Y Conference was developed by students, for students, and included youth-led workshops on STD prevention, stress, healthy eating and active living. Here’s one student’s account of how this event, for students by […]

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California offers financial and health aid during COVID-19 crisis

March 27, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit L.A.’s most vulnerable families, including low-income single-earner households with school-age children.   The L.A. Trust participated in a statewide interagency conference call with California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and other officials outlining state services available to assist families during the COVID-19 event. Among the highlights: Unemployment If your […]

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Education and healthcare meet COVID-19 head on

March 25, 2020

Los Angeles Unified has opened more than 60 Grab and Go food distribution sites to ensure students receive nutritious breakfast and lunch meals during the COVID-19 school closures. Superintendent Austin Beutner pictured center. An unprecedented health crisis has been met with an unprecedented response from the Los Angeles healthcare and education communities. “While the coronavirus […]

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The L.A. Trust OHAB meeting opens with good news on dental screenings

March 23, 2020

Dr. Maritza Cabezas, dental director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, discussed “dental deserts” at The L.A. Trust’s oral health convene. Representatives from private and public oral health organizations discussed the state of children’s oral health at The L.A. Trust’s Oral Health Advisory Board Meeting, March 11, 2020 in at the California […]

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Many Wellness Centers (and The L.A. Trust) will stay open

March 16, 2020

Many LAUSD Wellness Centers will remain open during the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a survey of the Wellness Network by The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health. OPEN WELLNESS CENTERS* Belmont Carson Fremont Gage Middle School Jefferson (Wednesdays only) Manual Arts Monroe Washington Prep CLOSED WELLNESS CENTERS Crenshaw Elizabeth Learning Center Garfield Hollywood High […]

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