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In Focus: Health Care - The School-Based Wellness Center Breakthrough

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
9:00am - 11:00am PST
Children's Bureau, Magnolia Place Family Center
1910 Magnolia Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90007
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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As a follow-up to SCG’s Annual Conference session on The L.A. Trust’s school-based wellness center model, we are delighted to invite back our expert presenter Maryjane Puffer, Executive Director of The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health for a more in-depth look at this innovative program.

Ms. Puffer will be joined by Dr. Kimberly Uyeda, Director of Student Medical Services & Community Partnerships/ Medi-Cal Programs in the L.A. Unified School District for an interactive discussion on the school-based wellness strategy and its integrated, holistic approach to student and community health.

We’ve long known that academic performance is influenced by health and wellness. That’s why the L.A. Unified School District’s decision to break down the barriers between health and education funding is a breakthrough.

With 12 Wellness Centers currently on LAUSD campuses, and more to open soon, there is now a greater focus on promoting wellness and increasing student access to health and mental health services. Join us to explore how this collaborative model may soon transform both student achievement and community health.


Maryjane Puffer
Executive Director, The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health (@TheLATrust)

In her role as Executive Director of The Los Angeles Trust for Children's Health, Maryjane Puffer facilitates the development of LA Unified School District’s Wellness Networks and is on the cutting edge of community prevention framework strategies for health programming in schools. A 35-year veteran in health care and program development, she has developed and managed international and domestic health programs. Puffer serves on several committees, including the School Health Coalition of Los Angeles County, the state Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group, the Los Angeles School Health Policy Roundtable, and the Los Angeles Preconception Health Collaborative. She is a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Advisory Board Member for the Fresno Regional Foundation and was recognized as the "2014 Healthcare Advocate of the Year" by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Kimberly Uyeda, MD, MPH
Director, Student Medical Services & Community Partnerships/Medi-Cal Programs, L.A. Unified School District (@LASchools)

Dr. Kimberly Uyeda directs service delivery to underserved populations through innovative school-community partnerships. She oversees health providers (doctors, nurses, optometrists) who provide direct medical services such as school entry exams, immunizations, assessment for special education, and other types of specialty care. She serves as the Principal Investigator of the Merck Childhood Asthma Network-sponsored asthma program in LAUSD, and is co-investigator on the UCLA/RAND Healthy Adolescent Living Study, which focuses on obesity prevention in middle school youth. Uyeda is a volunteer Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA. After graduating from medical school at UC San Diego, she completed her internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Pediatrics. She earned a master’s degree in Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

About the In Focus Program Model
By bringing funders together on a quarterly basis over the course of one year, In Focus provides a platform for funders to address key issues through collaboration and action.

For the 2015 In Focus: Health series, we are expanding to health-related topics beyond the specifics of the Affordable Care Act. More details on sessions in the 2015 series will be announced shortly.

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SCG members: no cost to participate
Eligible non-members: $100 per session.

SCG members: register online. (You must log in to your SCG account to register online.)

Eligible Non-members: If you already have an SCG account, log in to register. If you do not have an account yet, contact us [email protected].

Space is limited. Participants are encouraged to attend all five meetings of the In Focus: Health series.

If you have additional questions regarding this program, contact Tuly Martinez at [email protected].

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