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Primary Approaches

Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health

About the Grant

The Los Angeles Trust for Children's Health (LA Trust), in partnership with LAUSD and the PRC, aims to expand its current district-wide intervention to address the oral health of elementary school-aged children. The partnership's long-term goal is to develop an Oral Health Initiative that will reduce dental disease in the target population by 25% in five years. LA Trust will continue to partner with other stakeholders to develop a robust prevention, early intervention, and treatment program beginning in the Los Angeles school district with the following expected outcomes: a community-wide oral health education campaign; universal screening, fluoride varnishing, and tertiary care referral at 8-10 Local District 2 elementary school sites; LAUSD oral health policy adoption; and identification of sustainable funding mechanisms. $200,000 will support personnel time, travel, meeting expenses, communications materials, consultants, and incentives for partners who volunteer in support of the project’s implementation. Grant funds provided through the NCC Oral Health Initiative to support community engagement in oral disease prevention.