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Community Health Seminar Series

About Us

Marin Healthcare District’s Community Health Seminar Series offers periodic educational forums for the Marin community about timely and important health-related issues. These seminars are provided at no cost to our community and are open for the general public to attend.

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Learn more about upcoming and past seminars, below:

Leap into Leap Year with A Healthy Cooking Demonstration led by celebrity chef Hugh Groman

February 29, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Community members were invited to join us for a healthy-cooking demonstration featuring celebrity chef Hugh Groman. Attendees of the event were treated to an informative, fun evening that included a free tasting of Chef Groman's dishes which were as beautiful as they were delicious. If you are in need of some new ideas for dinner, we encourage you to watch a recording of this event either in English or Spanish.

Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Seminar

October 18, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the U.S., skin cancer is America’s most common cancer. At this educational seminar presented by Dr. Ravinder Gogia, Board-Certified Dermatologist at MarinHealth Dermatology, you’ll learn how to identify suspicious spots and take proactive steps toward safeguarding your health and staying vigilant about skin health. Light dinner and refreshments served.

We Care About You Health Fair

August 26, 2023 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Marin Healthcare District provided free health checks for blood pressure and diabetes, distributed free healthy snacks, and provided a fun photo booth for kids of all ages at a pop-up "We Care About Your Health Fair" event on Saturday, August 26, 2023. Over 100 people were screened that day - we were honored to be able to provide health checks for interested individuals, and we were proud to host this event for the Marin Community at the Al Boro Community Center in San Rafael.

Adolescent Eating Disorders: What Steps Can You Take?

May 24, 2023 - 5:30pm
Eating disorders affect more than 30 million people in the U.S. It’s a serious condition that impacts all genders, races, and ethnic groups, and it can negatively impact one’s health, emotions, and ability to function in all areas of life. Most eating disorders involve focusing too much on weight, body shape, and food, leading to dangerous eating behaviors that can harm the heart, digestive system, bones, teeth and mouth, and lead to other diseases.

The good news is that with proper treatment and early intervention, your child can return to healthier eating habits and reverse serious complications caused by eating disorders. To learn more, please watch a recording of this presentation.

Health Effects of Climate Change

November 9, 2022 - 6:30pm
The health effects of the climate crisis are already upon us – from lung disease triggered by wildfires to deadly heatwaves to surges of infectious diseases. Evidence is mounting that biodiversity loss and changes in temperature and precipitation affect malnutrion, infectious and chronic diseases, and mental health, and lead to injuries and premature death. In this presentation, our specialists will discuss immediate and long-term causes and effects on health, and what we must do in our local and global communities to control, respond, treat, adapt and mitigate. To learn more, please watch a recording of this presentation.

Pediatric COVID Vaccination

April 25, 2022 - 5:30pm
Vaccines are our best hope to end the COVID pandemic. COVID vaccine is available for children age 5 and up, and boosters are now authorized for those 12 years and older. Vaccines for children age 6 months and up may be authorized next. Marin County is among the most highly-vaccinated areas in the nation. But many questions and concerns remain when it comes to vaccinating our children. If you are interested in learning more, please watch a recording of this presentation.

Bike Safety and Injury Prevention

September 30, 2021 - 5:30pm
With bicycle use becoming more popular, and with schools back in session, bicycle safety has never been more important. Bicycle crashes are among the top causes of injury seen in the Emergency and Trauma Department at MarinHealth Medical Center and other hospitals. Bicyclists and motorists both play a role in preventing crashes and injuries. To learn more, please watch a recording of this presentation.

Teen Mental Health in the Time of COVID

April 21, 2021 - 5:30pm
As if adolescence wasn’t stressful enough, the challenges teens have faced over the past year and continue to confront during the COVID crisis are unprecedented and can be extremely overwhelming. Families, friends and the community are often at a loss how to understand and offer support for mental health problems that are becoming increasingly common. If you care for a teen, or are concerned about your own well-being, please watch a recording of this presentation.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

February 10, 2021 - 5:30pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is exciting and encouraging that distribution of the much-anticipated vaccines has begun, and that more of the population will have access to immunization in the coming weeks and months. In this presentation, you will learn the latest on COVID-19 vaccinations and the rollout proccess in Marin County. Watch a recording of the entire presentation.

The Latest on COVID-19 in Marin

September 23, 2020 - 5:30pm
Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, what have we learned? What are our community’s unique needs and what’s next? In this presentation, you will learn the latest on COVID-19, our healthcare response, and how to best protect yourself and others. Watch a recording of the entire presentation.

COVID-19: What is Happening & How is Marin Responding?

June 30, 2020 - 5:30pm
We’ve been working together as a community to flatten the COVID-19 curve for more than three months. Now, Marin is experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases. In this presentation, you will learn the latest information about the pandemic, how Marin is responding, and what you can do to protect yourself and others. Watch a recording of the entire presentation.

Women & Cardiometabolic Health

March 4, 2020 - 6:30pm
This special  lecture will focus on Women and Cardiometabolic Health. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the United States, accounting for 1 in 5 deaths in US women. Cardiometabolic risk factors also increase the likelihood of experiencing vascular events or developing diabetes. Watch a recording of the entire presentation.

Social Connection: The Key to Aging Well

October 14, 2019 - 6:30pm
This special  lecture will feature remarks from two esteemed speakers, followed by a Question & Answer session. It is appropriate for family members or caregivers of seniors, as well as individuals who want to learn about tools to empower themselves to age well. Watch a recording of the entire presentation.

Suicide Prevention and Supports

March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
County of Marin Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) staff and partners provided an overview of Marin County’s crisis support and suicide prevention services.  Presenters shared information on warning signs and symptoms of suicide as well as family and survivor support services in the county. Initial results from a county-wide community survey focused on suicide were also be shared. Watch a recording of the enti