Healthy Living Events
Preventative Health Care: Vaccines
Flor Lopez Flores, MD
Thurs. Oct. 15, 2020
Dr. Lopez Flores, Family Medicine Resident, will present basic information to help understand adult vaccines and the role they play in staying healthy.
Food Access and MJC Pirates’ Pantry
Jonathan Arias, Program Specialist
Thurs. Oct. 22, 2020
Let’s address FOOD INSECURITY on our campus! This session will introduce the issue of food insecurity within our community and how it has settled in our classrooms. Learn what Pirates’ Pantry is doing to strive for a hunger-free MJC and hear from students’ testimonies and how we can all do our part.
The Nurse Is In: Healthy Eating
RNs - Valerie Parker, Lidia Gaines, Chandni Gulati
Thurs. Oct, 29, 2020
Healthy Eating doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn to read labels, choose a healthy balanced diet, and make better choices by eating a variety of nutritional foods to help maintain your health.
The Nurse Is In: Mental Health Support
Anna Molina, RN
Tues-Nov. 3 2020
Mental health is just as important as your physical health and now more than ever knowing where to access support is crucial. Learn about the mental health services available at MJC.
The Therapist Is In: Suicide Prevention
Lynn Bristow, LCSW
Thurs.-Nov. 12, 2020
All About Nicotine: Why People Use It and How to Help Them (or yourself) Quit
Katie Moose, Project Director, STAAND Against Big Tobacco
Thurs.-Nov. 19, 2020
Join us for a discussion about tobacco and nicotine use in Stanislaus County, factors that contribute to addiction, how to help yourself or your loved one quit, and the best methods in quitting. The hour-long session will include information and a chance to practice motivational interviewing techniques using zoom breakout rooms. Motivational interviewing is a proven technique in helping people to become ready to quit by asking the right questions at the right times.
Derek Waring, LMFT
Thurs.- Dec. 3, 2020
Join us and learn to reduce the stress in your life. You will learn how to recognize the signs of stress and gain techniques that you can use to effectively manage it.
Healthcare Disparities Among LGBTQ+ Patients
Andrea Silva, MD
Tues.-Dec. 15, 2020
Members of the LGBTQ+ community face unique challenges regarding healthcare. Studies show that LGBTQ+ patients have higher rates of physical illness, such as obesity, heart disease and cancer, along with higher rates of mental illness, such as substance use, depression, and PTSD. Additional challenges include limited access to medical care and discrimination by health care providers. Transgender individuals are particularly vulnerable, experiencing numerous barriers to gender-affirming therapy, which are known to be life-saving. The Rainbow Clinic, in Modesto, provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ patients to obtain comprehensive health care services