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Lung Health Advisory From Your Local Lung Health Leader

 Oct 15, 2017

 

 

Lung Health Advisory From Your Local Lung Health Leader Breathe California of the Bay Area recommends tips to help protect your lung health during from particulate matter. SAN JOSE, CA - Poor air quality can make it difficult for everyone to breathe - especially the children, elderly, and those who suffer from asthma or other chronic health conditions. Air pollution can cause symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest discomfort and a burning feeling in the lungs. In areas exposed to wildfire smoke, particulate matter in the air can contribute to the exacerbation of respiratory disease and other health conditions. Here are some tips to help protect your health during poor air quality days via "Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution" Environmental Protection Agency (epa.gov (http://epa.gov/)): Know when and where air pollution may be bad -- it is often worst on hot days and when wild ..

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Join East Oakland Collective for #FeedTheHood3

 Oct 10, 2017

 

 

On the Ground: Join East Oakland Collective for #FeedTheHood3 Join East Oakland Collective for a Day of Action Join East Oakland Collective for another opportunity to Feed the Hood! EOC is hosting #FeedTheHood3 at Oakland School of Language in deep East Oakland, where the middle school students are eager to participate. DATE: Sunday, November 12, 2017 TIME: 7:00 AM WHERE: Oakland School of Language ADDRESS: 1180 70th Ave., Oakland, CA 94621 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdl6JhD0ytjm0WhjyqhIhqCATjkNA4HaodpDb1SEt8yBGNcRw/viewform ..

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ACTION ALERT House Energy & Commerce Committee bill threatens health programs

 Oct 10, 2017

 

 

From SOPHE National ACTION ALERT House Energy & Commerce Committee bill threatens health programs CHAMPION Act cuts the Prevention Fund and weakens the American health care system October 10, 2017 Later this week the House is expected to vote on the Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017 (CHAMPION Act). While the CHAMPION Act reauthorizes and extends funding for certain public health programs and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that SOPHE supports, it does so by cutting funding from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The CHAMPION Act proposes a $6.35 billion cut from FY2019 to FY2026. The consequences of rescinding 57 percent of the Prevention Fund would be devastating and leave the United States stunted in key prevention efforts such as vaccines, tobacco cessation initiatives, and necessary programs to confront the current opioid epidemic. While SOPHE supports extended funding for CHIP and ..

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Participant Recruitment Study at Stanford

 Oct 10, 2017

 

 

From Our Community Partner: Recruiting participants to our Korean drama precision mental health study, funded by the Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity Center, (SPHERE) at Stanford University, School of Medicine. We are recruiting 40 English-speaking Asian, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, 40 Vietnamese or Vietnamese Americans, and 40 Korean or Korean Americans to participate in our Korean drama precision mental health workshops! These workshops will last approximately 90 minutes in addition to the completion of the surveys. Each participant will receive a $25 gift card for their time. Below are the dates, times and location for the workshops: Gardner Community Center 520 W Virginia St, San Jose, CA 95125 English-speaking workshops: Monday, November 6th @ 2:30PM – 4:30 PM Monday, November 13th @ 2:30PM – 4:30PM Friday, November 17th @ 2 ..

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WEBINAR: The Challenge of Edibles

 Oct 10, 2017

 

 

Join us for Part 1 of the Marijuana Webinar Series: The Challenge of Edibles Monday, October 23 | 2:30-3:30pm ET As the marijuana legal landscape changes, state policy makers find themselves addressing a host of challenges related to edible marijuana products. Join us for a webinar (http://go.pardot.com/e/251812/l-251812-2017-09-26-3cz7b/49chd/58608283) focusing on state experiences developing policy to regulate edible marijuana.The webinar will be moderated by RTI experts Jane Allen and Kristen Capogrossi Giombi, and will feature presentations from two state representatives: Mary Segawa Public Health Education Liaison, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Jay C. Butler Chief Medical Officer and Director, Division of Public Health, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services During the webinar, we'll explore: The challenges states face in writing regulations for edible products What kinds of  ..

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Binational Health Conference -October 19th

 Oct 05, 2017

 

 

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department is hosting the Binational Health Conference on Thursday, October 19. We would love to extend an invitation to San Jose State students to attend. We are providing a limited number of scholarships to students interested in attending. To access a scholarship (and avoid paying the $30 registration fee) and register, simply email Michelle Wexler who can make the scholarship/registration arrangements: michelle.wexler@phd.sccgov.org. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-santa-clara-county-binational-health-week-conference-2017-tickets-37821260408 ..

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Oakland Food Policy Council Meeting 10-19 Tonight

 Oct 05, 2017

 

 

You're invited to our October full council meeting on Thursday, October 19th at 5pm! Refreshments will be provided, so spread the word and bring a friend! Location:1000 Broadway, 5th Floor, Room B (https://maps.google.com/?q=1000+Broadway,+5th+Floor,+Room+B&entry=gmail&source=g)., Oakland 94612 ..

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Just in Time Mobile Food Pantries Events

 Oct 05, 2017

 

 

SJSU has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to offer Just in Time mobile food pantries (http://www.sjsu.edu/wellness/foodresources/oncampus/JIT.Fall2017.Flyer.pdf)once a month for SJSU students who qualify. The next event is coming up onMonday October 9th. We are encouraging students to bring their own reusable bags. However, students do not bring enough. We are collecting shopping bags (reusable/paper/plastic) to give out to students at this event. If your department has bags leftover from an SJSU event (or you just have some at home you want to get rid of), please bring the extra bags to the front desk of the Student and Faculty Success Office (Clark 105) or to the front desk of Academic Advising and Retention Services in the Student Services Center. Also, if you wish to volunteer at the Just In Time event, sign up here: https://goo.gl/nLZCyF ..

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Recall Judge Persky Locations This Weekend (Oct. 6-8)

 Oct 05, 2017

 

 

From the Recall Judge Persky Campaign: If you are in Santa Clara County and haven't signed yet, join us at one of the below events this weekend: Friday, October 6, 2017, from 6 PM - 9 PM Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk: Palo Alto Baylands, 1900 Geng Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303 Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 10 AM - 5 PM Los Altos Fall Festival: South Parking Plaza between San Antonio Road and First Street in Downtown Los Altos Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 2 PM - 5 PM Willow Glen Fall Wine Walk: Downtown Willow Glen, San Jose, CA 95125 Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 8 AM - 1 PM Milpitas Farmers' Market: 447 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035 Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 9 AM - 1 PM California Avenue Farmers' Market: 490 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 9 AM - 1 PM Mountain ..

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Prison University Project Happy Hour

 Oct 05, 2017

 

 

It’s the start of another semester at the Prison University Project, and we want to celebrate with you! Join us atArmistice Brewery (http://prisonuniversityproject.us10.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=52ac621e6d86e70958332a6a8&id=29956ed62d&e=44fd0af1b1)on October 15th from4:00-6:00pm for Happy Hour. You’ll get the chance to meet other volunteers and supporters, learn about the latest organizational developments, and raise funds to cover the cost of school supplies for the fall semester. Friends of Prison University Project - Happy Hour Sunday, October 15th from4:00-6:00pm Armistice Brewery (http://prisonuniversityproject.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=52ac621e6d86e70958332a6a8&id=0447051df3&e=44fd0af1b1) 845 Marina Bay Parkway (https://maps.google.com/?q=845+Marina+Bay+Parkway&entry=gmail&source=g), Suite One Richmond, CA https://www.classy.org/event/friends-of-prison-university-project-happy-hour/e148410 ..

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