LAUSD receives grant to boost health insurance enrollment
Other agencies to benefit
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles Unified School District received a $982,000 federal grant today to boost student enrollment in subsidized health insurance plans ahead of the school year.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $40 million in grants to 39 different state agencies, community health centers, school organizations and non-profits. The department wants the grants to increase student enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program by targeting kids that are uninsured or have a history of lapses in coverage.
LAUSD will use the money to add staff and enhance resources at thirteen wellness center complexes. The centers plan to use the district’s data to identify students who are eligible for health insurance but not enrolled.
Advisors at the centers will alert the students’ families of coverage opportunities and guide them through online applications.
“Keeping Americans healthy at a young age is the right thing to do, and it saves money by avoiding preventable diseases and conditions as they get older,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement.
Five California applicants, including LAUSD, received grants worth a total of about $4.9 million.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A South Los Angeles middle school was locked down today when a student said a classmate had a weapon, but none was found after a search of the campus, authorities said.
Authorities were alerted about 9:45 a.m. of the possible weapon at Carver Middle School, 4410 McKinley Ave., according to Myra Ramirez of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The student who allegedly had the weapon was found and was interviewed, and a search was conducted, but no weapon was located, Ramirez said. The lockdown was lifted about 11 a.m., she said.