Updates

13th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium (NCPPS)

 Feb 27, 2019

 

 

Are you interested in a service-oriented career? Come explore whether pharmacy fits your career goals and interests! The field of pharmacy extends beyond working at local pharmacies. Today, pharmacists work in diverse fields from conducting clinical research in pharmaceutical industry to adjusting personalized medications in hospitals and outpatient clinics. We would like to encourage you to attend the 13th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium (NCPPS) held on the UC Berkeley campus to learn more about a career in pharmacy and how to apply to pharmacy schools. This opportunity includes networking with leading pharmacy professionals, exploring some of the nation’s top pharmacy schools, and learning about the diverse career paths in pharmacy. This daylong symposium will feature workshops, presentations, and panels to help answer any of your questions regarding a career in pharmacy. Regist ..

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Warming Locations and Shelters in Santa Clara County this week

 Feb 25, 2019

 

 

The Office of Supportive Housing is announcing Inclement Weather Episode #6 for the entire county starting tomorrow evening February 26, 2019 thru Thursday morning, February 28, 2019 due to National Weather Service (NWS) forecast of rain. Please note that the forecast has been closely monitored and has been changing over the last 24 hours. Today NWS reported that the storm was stalled and will have less of an impact in San Jose, with majority of the rain occurring Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday morning. Given the unpredictable nature of this storm we are activating for 2 days and will send a follow up message if conditions exist to extend. Attached is the link to the Warming Location and shelter list, we will be updating the list as information comes in : https://www.sccgov.org/sites/osh/NeedAssistance/warmingcenter/Pages/home.aspx (https://www.sccgov.org/sites/osh/NeedAssistance/warmingcenter/Pages/home.aspx) ..

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Webinar: Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: the Case for Public Health Action

 Feb 22, 2019

 

 

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: the Case for Public Health Action Register online buttonThe earlier that Alzheimer’s and other dementias are diagnosed, the sooner people and their families can receive information, care, and support. Unfortunately, current evidence indicates only about half of people with dementia have been diagnosed by a physician. Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Thursday, March 7th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET for a national webinar to learn why public health needs to take action on this important topic and what the sector can do. Please register in advance. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaDYk9gSNpfgzXu4l9Ic0SNAYRAKgBHLJKbD28e9Cus5ZTzw/viewform Presenters: Lynn Meinor, Alzheimer’s State Plan Specialist for the Utah Department of Health, will discuss Utah’s multi-component approach to increasing early detection and diagnosis of dementia among healthcare providers as well as enhancing th ..

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Bookshop Events!

 Feb 22, 2019

 

 

The world needs your voice. If you have a brilliant idea... say something! If you see an injustice... say something! In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices. Perfect for kid activists everywhere, this timely story reminds readers of the undeniable importance and power of their voice. There are so many ways to tell the world who you are... what you are thinking... and what you believe. And how you'll make it better. The time is now: SAY SOMETHING! Join us for an inspiring event: Sunday, March 3rd, at 4:00 https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/peterreynolds ..

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Culture Count Reading Series

 Feb 22, 2019

 

 

SJSU's Culture Counts Reading Series presents Wrongful Conviction, Criminogenic Conditions, and Community Empowerment Tuesday, February 26, 2019; 5:30 - 7:30 pm; MOSAIC Cultural Center at SJSU A Community Conversation with Jerome Morgan and Daniel Rideau of Free-Dem Foundations and Cecilia Chavez of Silicon Valley De-Bug's Alberto Cobarrubias Justice Project This event is free and open to the community For more info, contact Dr. Jonathan D. Gomez ..

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Volunteer Opportunity-American Kidney Fund

 Feb 13, 2019

 

 

On April 7, 2019 from 12:00pm-5:00pm, the American Kidney Fund will host our annual Kidney Action Day at theSan Jose Flea Market.We are the nation’s leading non-profit whose mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives.Kidney Action Day forms part in that mission by increasing awareness of kidney disease and its top two leading causes, high blood pressure and diabetes while encouraging a healthier community. We are getting a head start in searching for volunteers and would love to have your group participate through offering us volunteer services conducting Kidney Health Education Sessions. The event not only includes free health screenings for kidney disease, diabetes and high blood pressure but we will also have healthy food samplings,community resources and family friendly activities. It is expected that approximately 300 participants attend and more than 200 people will be screened for kidney disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.  ..

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Youth Leadership Conference-Stanford

 Feb 10, 2019

 

 

This is a reminder that the 2019 YLC applications are up and running. Please share the following information and applications with any interested high school students! Thanks. _____ The YLC application is live on our website https://stanfordylc2019.weebly.com. Details about the application and links to the online forms can be found here (https://stanfordylc2019.weebly.com/2019-application.html); please review the information on the website provided. The application deadline for the participant form and the letter of recommendation is Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 11:55:00 PM PST. The conference fee must be mailed and postmarked by Monday, April 1, 2019, or financial aid requests must be made to youthleadership@stanford.edu before then. The fee includes meals and housing for the duration of the conference, and there is also an optional scholarship application for Northern California graduating seniors, provided by the InspirASIAN-Northern California.  ..

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Webinar: Year of Cessation - 2019: An update from CDC's Office on Smoking and Health

 Feb 06, 2019

 

 

https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=nfanvm5b0gm1&campaign=xravvf4nzyp9 Webinar: Year of Cessation - 2019: An update from CDC's Office on Smoking and Health (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001N2PZ5HqU6eQomW5Qly79j5jjWvasXfjVXILk_b_M0cSyoCajDWR098CFJ0lPqS1FSMnkY7cX29Zs0yih8R7jP1z-0d_Qe3YoZhPg9p0qVnS-w5x7afLEXfKm5ABZsa7IrUbsv-XBJR40g3sbWIpIAxDRVM0k12xoh0TYxPSCN-BJOI4eVEB26Jef903XrCXvsOQrHKTQ1bVkRq1W3_F5DCbg0sm4I104KLCxV11u3hADwM4sZ-RLTDy1UcYag7ct03RIWU9H7-GHAPNWLJmzMGo2Va8OQ-3mIv3TCc5tMsiXCO9xmQlIlMFFZ-6gta0Bjf6J8fIh8OMihvUR4Hzh0g==&c=rpj0w116sOOZNMsUS8HSG0UJP-u5H97NFPrlHDVrPb9chMsACLBCWQ==&ch=atBrnJ3LFnaa80pTVcbIfOJpWXg5MK4l0HDv28QUwlCnU8B7iWAtVw==) Thursday, February 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST Corinne M. Graffunder, DrPH, MPH, director, Office on Smoking and Health will share the office's priorities and strategic opportunities to advance cessation efforts, explain why cessation is still important and identify existing resources ..

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Have Your Say – Dinner and Discussion about the future of the Bay Area

 Feb 06, 2019

 

 

Have Your Say – Dinner and Discussion about the future of the Bay Area Acterra invites you to participate in a community meeting to discuss the future of the Bay Area. This will be a time to share your thoughts on possible policies and investments to make the Bay Area more affordable, connected, diverse, healthy, and vibrant. In a two-hour workshop, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) will share a set of transportation, housing, economic, and resilience strategies that are being considered to position our region for success. During the workshop, you will be asked to provide input on some of the strategies, for example: •Provide free transit for all low-income residents •Permit additional housing development near transit stations •Invest into job training programs at community colleges •Construct sea walls to protect from rising sea levels Your input will be incorporated in MTC ..

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