Tag Archives: Health

Update: PARTNER EVENTS: Smoke-Free Housing Press Conference 04-20-2012

Please see the attached updated flyer for this event below.

NCPP is proud to co-sponsor this event with our partners.  Please join us to witness youth leaders advocate for positive change in their community.  See you there!

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LGBTQQIA: Celebrating the Life of Rae Tapia 05-01-2012

NCPP cordially invites you to attend this celebration of the life of Rae Tapia, a transgendered youth from Woodside High School who took her own life last year as a result of struggles related to her identity.  Join the community in exploring solutions and finding ways to heal and grow from this experience.

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COMMUNITY: Behavioral Health in a Changing Healthcare Environment

Stephen Kaplan, the Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) will be conducting a ‘Meet and Greet’ on Thursday April, 26th, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7pm. Feel free to ask any questions, the topic will be “Behavioral Health in a Changing Healthcare Environment.” This is a rare opportunity for families served by the BHRS to talk in person with the Director Stephen Kaplan and learn more about mental health, alcohol, and other drug services. Families are encouraged to come and ask questions because their Wellness is the business of the BHRS.

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PARTNER EVENTS: Honoring our Wellness Day May 12, 2012

The Pacific Islander Initiative and the African American Community Health Advisory Committee will be hosting a Wellness Day on May 12, 2012 from 8:30am to 2pm at the Mills-Peninsula Health Services located on 100 S. San Mateo Dr. San Mateo 94401. In celebration of Pacific Islander Month and supported by local agencies; there will be free screenings and health professionals answering questions regarding mental and physical health. There will also be a free Mammogram screening between 9am and 1pm, but space is limited so please register for the Mammogram screening by 4/27/12. For more information contact Malissa Netane at 650-513-0330 x 310 or Sisilia Fifita at 650-363-7818.

 

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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 namismc@sbcglobal.net

 

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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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