LAUSD has an extensive history of providing health services to students and the larger school community. The District recognizes that healthy students, staff, and school communities help to improve student attendance, fosters a more cohesive school culture, and ultimately improves student achievement. The delivery of health services (including medical, dental, vision, and mental health) is an important concern, particularly when students do not have access to basic, quality health care. As the prevalence of chronic disease increases, including those associated with childhood obesity, schools can play an important role in disease prevention and health promotion activities. With the rapid changes in health care delivery, ushered in by the Affordable Care Act, the District is continuing to increase access to health care services and focus on health promotion among students, staff, and families.