Southern California Program

Los Angeles Trust for Children's Health

Health Care
Los Angeles, CA
$250,000
June 2015

The W. M. Keck Foundation’s three-year grant will support the efforts of the Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health (The L.A. Trust) to advance school-based healthcare within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).  The project aims to improve student health and academic achievement and promote the health of the entire community.  It will bring together leaders from schools, public agencies, and community partners to expand access to care, integrate school and health delivery systems, and align public and private resources to meet student and community needs.  Guided by a new strategic plan, the L.A. Trust seeks to achieve three overarching goals:  To establish robust and sustainable Wellness Centers that are full service community clinics open to students and families; to develop a district-wide oral healthcare program; and to advance health policies that support comprehensive school health and wellness, service integration and sustainable school-based healthcare systems.  Key project objectives include increasing the number of students and community members served by LAUSD Wellness Centers by 100% to 100,000; expanding the oral healthcare program to 24 schools; and finalizing the district’s Wellness Center’s Phase II strategic plan to guide an additional $50 million investment in school-based healthcare in Los Angeles.

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