Education Sector Partnership & Programming Unit

The Education Sector Partnership and Programming Unit convenes and manages relationships with K-12 schools and Institutes of Higher Education organizations throughout LA County to assure inclusive engagement in programmatic efforts, policy development, and resource allocations and alignment.

   Email address: DPH-Education@ph.lacounty.gov

Seeking Parent Ambassador Leaders (PALs)

Paid Parent Leadership Opportunity!

Parents and guardians of LA County K-12 students are invited to become a Parent Ambassador Leader (PAL)!

PALs will...

LEARN how to support student health and success at school

SHARE resources and information with their school community and develop programs in partnership with their school

GET PAID for the work they do at schools with a $550 gift card!

Program Requirements:

  • School support and approval from the school administrator
  • 20 hour time commitment

PALs is available for English and Spanish speakers. See links below for detailed program requirements.

To apply, visit the PALs application link.

  Teen Mental Health Toolkit

The Department of Public Health is pleased to announce the launch of two new, free, online Toolkits addressing teen mental health challenges: A Mental Health Toolkit for Teens and A Toolkit for Parents and Guardians of Teens.

Teen mental health impacts academic performance and overall health and wellness. These toolkits provide teens and parents/guardians access to information, activities, and resources to aid in recognizing teen mental health issues and connecting families to early intervention and treatment options. The toolkit is available in both English and Spanish.