L.A. Care Invites You to a Back-to-School Health Fair
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A fun-filled day that includes free health screenings and a backpack giveaway

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. - Californer -- A recent survey (https://www.kinf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05...) of more than 12,000 teachers found that having their own school supplies improves a child's self-esteem and their attitude toward learning. But the National Retail Federation reports (https://nrf.com/media-center/press-releases/bac...) school supplies can cost more than $100 per child. That is simply too much for many families.

That's why for the fifth year in a row, L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, is stepping up to help. L.A. Care is holding back-to-school health fairs at its six Family Resource Centers (FRC), where backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to children.

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"School supplies are critical for setting the tone for the entire school year," said Mabel Ponce, FRC Manager. "Given the tools they need to learn, children can remain focused in the classroom and that will help them realize academic success."

The next Back-to-School Health Fair is Saturday, July 20, 10 am to 1 pm, at the Pacoima FRC, 10807 San Fernando Road, San Fernando.

The event will feature many free activities, including:

- Health and developmental screenings.
- Haircuts for the kids
- A rock climbing wall
- Face painting
- Balloon artists
- Raffles and more

More than 4,000 backpacks will be distributed over the course of the six L.A. Care Back-to-School Health Fairs.

About L.A. Care Health Plan
L.A. Care Health Plan serves nearly 2.2 million members in Los Angeles County, making it the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country. L.A. Care offers four health coverage plans including Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Covered™, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and the PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan, all dedicated to being accountable and responsive to members. As a public entity, L.A. Care's mission is to provide access to quality health care for L.A. County's vulnerable and low-income communities, and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose. L.A. Care prioritizes quality, access and inclusion, elevating health care for all of L.A. County. For more information, follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/LACareHealth), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LACareHealth/), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/l-a--care-heal...), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lacarehealth/).

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Contact
Penny Griego
***@lacare.org


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