Monthly Archives: February 2012

NEWS: Tobacco Education Coalition (TEC) Update

Get the latest news from the San Mateo County Tobacco Education Coalition. Everything from recent legislation to the latest training opportunities are headlined. The San Mateo County TEC educates the public on tobacco risks, promotes clean air, and teaches prevention as the first manner in preventing teen tobacco use.


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NEWS: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Peer to Peer Spring Classes March 7, 2012 to May 9, 2012

Have you ever dealt with mental illness? Or thought the only way you could talk about your mental illness, was with someone who has experienced it? NAMI San Mateo County will be hosting peer to peer classes March 7th, 2012 to May 9th, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for 10 consecutive weeks at The Source (Heart and Soul) 500 E. 2nd Ave., San Mateo (at Claremont and 2nd Avenue). Learn from peers with mental illness about recovery and wellness. Contact NAMI San Mateo County at 650-638-0800 or


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NEWS: Job Hunters Boot Camp March 13, 2012

Still looking for a job or know someone that is? The economy is showing signs of recovering, but we aren’t fully recovered yet. There will be workshops to tune your job-seeking skills and local employers to speak to. Congresswoman Jackie Speier will be hosting her Eighth Job Hunters Boot Camp on March 13, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Mateo Event Center. You can register through the link below or call 650-342-0300.

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COMMUNITY: YO! Mateo Smoke-Free Hollywood

The Youth Organizing San Mateo County (YO! Mateo) community program is one of the San Mateo based initiatives by the Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI). YO! Mateo is a youth leadership coalition empowering youths on issues ranging from nutrition to advocacy. And next week the Smoke-Free Hollywood group of YO! Mateo, which aims to ban smoking from films rated below -R- because of their influence on new teen smokers, will be presenting this month’s NCPP meeting on Wednesday February 29, 2012 at 3:30pm-5:30pm and the venue is TBA.

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PHOTOS: Get Healthy San Mateo County grantees 01-18-2012

The North County Prevention Partnership (NCPP) attended the Get Healthy San Mateo County Award Ceremony on January 18th in support the Partnership for a Safe and Healthy Pacifica in receiving a grant for their Teens Making a Change (TMAC) program. The grant will support TMAC youth in developing an assessment on the walkability of the intersection of Palmetto and Manor in Pacifica, and include recommendations to make it safer. We are honored to see Pacifica Partnership recognized for their continued excellence in providing youth with the tools to building safer neighborhoods.  NCPP congratulates you!

L-R: Katherine Remo, a senior at Oceana High School and part of Teens Making a Change, and Mary Bier of the Partnership for a Safe & Healthy Pacifica after receiving a grant from Get Healthy San Mateo County.

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COMMUNITY: The Future Public Health Leaders Program

Public Health is a community issue at heart.  Minorities are often underrepresented from Census counts, but overrepresented in prisons. Public Health services are often limited when dealing with minorities, who often have cultural stigmas seeking help in addition to their health issues. Language barriers, lack of awareness, and health care cost all contribute to the low numbers of minorities seeking public health services. The goal of the Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP), is to find participants with similar backgrounds as the under-served who understand the struggles of minorities seeking Public Health services. By providing the next generation of Public Health Leaders with the right tools and mentoring the FPHLP is invested in developing the leaders of tomorrow.

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) provided by the University of Michigan is an effort to increase the presence of minorities in the field of Public Health. There is a recognized need for more minorities in Public Health and we must start now by looking within our own communities to grow the next generation of leaders. By looking into our communities for the next generation of leaders, FPHLP is seeking those with the cultural awareness to bridge the gap between providers and patients. The FPHLP is a 10-week program that will provide participants with the real world experience needed to tackle healthcare inequalities.


The fast approaching deadline is February 10, 2012 register today.


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