District Nursing Services has partnerships with a variety of non-profit organizations which provide vital health related services to the students of the LAUSD. These services are often delivered via mobile clinics which visit school sites to provide direct care to students at school thereby minimizing the amount of instructional time the student misses. Vision to Learn (VTL) provides free comprehensive eye examinations and eyeglasses to students. Queenscare School-Based Healthcare provides no-cost dental and vision services at schools where 75% or more of the students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. The COACH for Kids Program is funded by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is comprised of a team of Registered Nurses (RNs), Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, and other healthcare professionals who provide comprehensive services such as medical care, case management, mental health services, dental care, and nutrition and fitness education. Big Smiles offers preventive dental care services such as cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and sealants as well as restorative care such as fillings and simple extractions. In addition, they visit classrooms to provide essential oral health education. If you are interested in learning more or receiving any of the aforementioned at your school, please contact the School Nurse, the Local District Nursing Office, or District Nursing Services at (213) 202-7580.
District Nursing Services, Nurse-Family Partnership Program celebrated its fourth graduation for the class of 2016/2017 school year at Ramona High School. Fifteen young ladies completed a 2 year commitment partnered with an LAUSD School Nurse Home Visitation program. Each young lady was honored with a certificate from the office of Hilda Solis. The celebration concluded with a wonderful lunch in their honor that included their children, guest and snapshots to commemorate the occasion.
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Immunizations are one of the most significant success stories of modern medicine. Prior to its advent, many vaccine preventable illnesses caused serious morbidity or mortality. California School Immunization law, requires children to receive certain immunizations in order to enroll in and attend child care centers (pre-school), elementary and secondary schools. Credentialed School Nurses monitor and verify students’ immunizations regularly, make referrals for students needing additional vaccines, and complete a required state annual immunization status report. During the past few years, Student Health and Human Services (SHHS) staff have worked collaboratively to ensure students and schools are in compliance with the state’s immunization requirements. As a result, immunization compliance rates have progressively increased from one school year to the next. At present, the District’s compliance rates for all of the Kindergarten immunizations and for 7th grade Tdap is 97% and 99.0% respectively, while during this same time period for the 2016-2017 school year, the rates were 95% and 97% respectively. Thank you for your continued support in reaching our immunization compliance goal.
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