LAUSD Health and Wellness Websites
The following links are provided to assist school sites in identifying additional District health and wellness resources:
Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services
- Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services (CCIS), from the Office of Student Health & Human Services, School Mental Health, is dedicated to restoring and maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for the students and staff of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). CCIS staff provides crisis response and recovery services in collaboration with School Police, Educational Service Centers, and community resources.
Environmental Health and Safety
- The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for the students and employees of the Los Angeles Unified School District. This mission is supported through periodic inspections of existing District facilities, and careful review of all proposed school sites to ensure a school environment that is health-protective and conducive to learning.
- Benefits Administration is a branch within the Division of Risk Management and Insurance Services of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Located in the Beaudry building in downtown Los Angeles, the branch administers the District’s comprehensive health and welfare benefits plans, serving approximately 67,000 active employees, 37,000 retirees, and over 100,000 eligible dependents.
The mission of Benefits Administration is to ensure the proper and efficient administration of the District’s benefit plans, to provide professional customer service, and to support effective cost management of the benefit plan design and funding alternatives.
Health Insurance for Children
- The Children's Health Access and Medi-Cal Program (CHAMP) supports academic achievement and promotes wellness by enrolling children and youth into health insurance programs. CHAMP provides information to parents and district staff on free or low-cost health insurance options, including Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids, Kaiser Permanente Child Health Plan, and others. CHAMP also assists students and their families in obtaining CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps.
Health Education Programs
- The mission of the Health Education Programs Unit is to assist schools in providing for the health education needs of all the students and ensuring that campuses are violence and drug-free environments where students and other stakeholders can be safe and where all students can achieve their highest academic potential.
Network for a Healthy
- The mission of the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) is to increase healthy eating and physical activity among pre-K through 12th grade students throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. Their goal is to motivate children to eat more fruits and vegetables and enjoy 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Formed in 2001, the NEOPB is a collaborative effort involving students, teachers, school nurses, administrators, food service professionals, parents, corporate partners and community members. The NEOPB has been able to provide effective learning experiences for thousands of LAUSD students through creativity, planning and solid educational practices.
- The mission of Los Angeles Unified School District Nursing Services is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and by identifying and assisting in the elimination or modification of health-related barriers to learning.
- Their mission is to provide quality physical education instruction to every child with a rigorous, standards-based instructional program, in a safe, personalized, nurturing, and engaging learning environment.
School Mental Health
- School Mental Health professionals support positive student connections with peers, family, school and community to facilitate student development. They also facilitate the ability to successfully deal with problems, crises, or traumatic experiences. Furthermore, School Mental Health professionals foster resiliency - the ability to bounce back from challenges with a stronger sense of self-confidence and coping capacity - by promoting healthy relationships, self-reflection, and problem-solving skills to optimize school success.
Student Health and Human Services
- In order to maximize the achievement and well-being of students, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals will collaborate with schools, families, Educational Service Centers, and communities to deliver quality health, mental health, and human services (Learning Support) in an equitable manner accessible by all students.
Student Medical Services
- Their mission is to improve the lives of students by identifying and reducing the health barriers to learning, decreasing absenteeism, and promoting optimal student health and safety.