ANNOUNCEMENT: Thrive Quarterly Forum August 22, 2013

The next Thrive Quarterly Forum is on Thursday, August 22. There will be a panel moderated by Haas Center for Public Service Executive Director & Thrive Board Member, Thomas Schnaubelt, who will address the disconnect in local giving practices in one of the wealthiest areas of the country.  Participate in the conversation that has been sparked with the publication of Alexa Cortes Culwell’s blog, Local Resources for Local Needs, May 2013, SSIR.

Click on the image below to find out more and to RSVP.
THRIVE RSVP

When:
Thursday August 22, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST

The Sobrato Center for Nonprofits – Redwood Shores
350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Shoreway Conference Room
Redwood City, CA
FREE Parking

ANNOUNCEMENT: August 2013 NCPP DFC General Meeting

Our next North County Prevention Partnership (‪#NCPP‬) General Meeting for the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Coalition is on August 27, 2013 (TUE) from 9:00AM-10:30AM. Click on the image for more info!

08.27.2013 DFC General Mtg

Please feel free to contact Ingrid Mapanao at imapanao@aars.org or 650-243-4855 if you have any questions.

Lung Cancer Alliance’s Campaign to End the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Although these ads have been around for a while, I thought it would be nice to share again since there is still a struggle to “de-stigmatize” lung cancer.

Lung cancer is a complicated disease; the two main types of lung cancer are Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer, making up 80-85% of all cases, and typically grows and spreads more slowly than small cell lung cancer. SCLC makes up 15-20% of all lung cancer cases. It is a fast-growing cancer that spreads rapidly to other parts of the body. To read more about NSCLC and SCLC, click here.

Many people believe that if you have lung cancer, you did something to deserve it. What they don’t know is that lung cancer doesn’t discriminate; even non-smokers can get lung cancer. Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer, claiming more lives than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined, but is the least funded.

To learn more about the Lung Cancer Alliance, lung cancer, support and resources, and how you can make a difference, click on the image below.

LungCancerAlliance

A great way to donate or raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research is through the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s Jog For Jill. Click the image below to learn more about who Jill’s Legacy. There are Jog for Jill’s nationwide, so visit the website to find out when the closest run is for you!

JogForJill

Some facts about lung cancer from jillslegacy.org:

  • 80% of newly diagnosed lung cancer patients either never smoked or quit smoking decades ago.
  • Every three minutes another person is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • The underfunding of lung cancer has kept its survival rate as low as it was in 1971.
  • Lung cancer will not end or be cured if everyone quit smoking right now.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: August 2013 NCPP CBP General Meeting

Our next North County Prevention Partnership (NCPP) General Meeting for the Community Based Partnership (CBP) Coalition in Daly City/Pacifica is in less than two weeks! Please mark your calendars for August 28, 2013 (WED) from 3:30PM-5:00PM. More information is on the flyer below.

08.28.13 NCPP CBP General Mtg

Please feel free to contact Ingrid Mapanao at imapanao@aars.org or 650-243-4855 if you have any questions.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Thirteenth Annual General Meeting of the Daly City Partnership Keynote Speaker Ted Lempert

Ted Lempert is President of Children Now, a California based national research and advocacy organization. Ted served eight years in the California State Assembly.

 

Ted served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and is currently President of the San Mateo County Board of Education.  He has a law degree from Stanford University.

 

Children Now’s mission is to find common ground among opinion leaders and core organizations to work together to develop and drive socially innovative, “win-win” approaches to helping all children achieve their full potential.

 

Under Ted’s Leadership, Children Now initiated The Children’s Movement of California to connect all people and organizations that want to see children’s health and education improved.  Individuals and organization who become members of The Children’s Movement are provided with trusted information and easy-to-use tools to positively influence local and state-level policy making for kids as it is happening.

For more information on Children Now, please visit their website:www.childrennow.org.

The Thirteenth Annual General Meeting of the Daly City Partnership will be on

Friday, September 20, 2013
8:30 AM Breakfast Served
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Annual Meeting

Location: Serramonte Del Rey Galleria, 699 Serramonte Blvd, Daly City 94015

On the agenda… Installation of 2013-14 Board of Directors and Special Keynote Speaker

RSVP by contacting: info@dcpartnership.org

Upcoming 2013/14 Partnership General Meetings:

  • Fri. November 8, 2013 – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Wed. January 22, 2014 – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Dinner Meeting
  • Fri. March 7, 2014 – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Fri. May 2, 2014 – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

San Mateo County BHRS Signs MOU with Philippine Consulate 8/13/2013

NCPP Staff were honored to attend this historic event.  See the rest of the photos on our Facebook page.

From Left to Right: Philippine Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon; Dr. Jei Africa, Manager of the Health Equity Initiatives Office of San Mateo County; Stephen Kaplan, Director of San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

From Left to Right: Philippine Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon; Dr. Jei Africa, Manager of the Office of Diversity & Equity of San Mateo County; Stephen Kaplan, Director of San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

 

From the San Francisco Philippine Embassy website:  LINK

CONSUL GENERAL PAYNOR TO SIGN LANDMARK DOCUMENT WITH THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES OF SAN MATEO COUNTY

On August 13, 2013, Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Stephen Kaplan, Director of the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services of San Mateo County at the North County Clinic, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, 375 89th Street, Daly City, CA 94015 at 4:00 pm.

Through the MOU, both offices agreed to work together towards the larger goal of providing support to Filipino nationals who require services for mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

According to the 2010 US Census, Filipinos have a significant presence in San Mateo County, making up approximately 10% of the total County population.

In a presentation recently made by Dr. Jei Africa, the following statistics point to the need for having a blueprint for providing comfort, promoting recovery, and helping to reduce distress related to stressful situations, trauma and crisis:

  • 1 in 4 individuals in the US develop severe mental illness in their lifetime
  • 17% of Asian Americans with psychological problems sought help, with 6% of them who went to get mental health treatment from a provider (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2001)
  • Filipino American adolescents have one of the highest rates of suicide ideation and attempts in the US (President’s Advisory Commission on AAPI 2001)
  • Filipino Americans have higher depression rate than other Asian American females (Kim & Chun, 1993)
  • Filipino Americans have higher depression rates than the general US population (David & Okazaki, 2006)
  • Filipino Americans seek mental health services at much lower rate even when compared to other Asian American groups (Gong, Gage & Tacata, 2003)
  • 75% of Filipino Americans never used any type of mental health service
  • There are 87% white vs. 1.7% Asian psychologists

About the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is one of six (6) Philippine Consulates General in the US.  Its jurisdiction covers Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington State and Wyoming.

Just four (4) years into the introduction of the Mental Health First Aid in the US, the Consulate General was fortunate that majority of its personnel were trained and certified as Mental First Aiders in 2011.  This was accomplished thanks in large part to the San Mateo County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS).

With a personnel-client ratio of 1:21,239, the incidence of stress is high and the Mental Health First Aid course instilled among the Consulate General staff the importance of taking care of one’s over-all health and well-being.  Moreover, the course equipped the employees with the necessary skills to deal with persons suffering from mental health issues.

About the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services of San Mateo County

San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) provides a continuum of services for children, youth, families, adults and older adults for the prevention, early intervention and treatment of serious mental illness and/or substance use conditions. BHRS is committed to supporting treatment of the whole person to achieve wellness and recovery, and promoting the physical and behavioral health of individuals, families and communities it serves.

Culturally competent, integrated services are provided by mental health clinicians, alcohol and drug counselors, peers, family partners and others, through a network of County and private agency providers and partners throughout the community.