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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:

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. Please join us for this special 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 entire presentation. 

Men's Health Forum

October 16, 2018
Discover what issues men face and how to keep our loved ones strong, healthy and vibrant. Learn how urology, cardiology and endocrinology all play an important role in every man’s life span. What steps you can take to maintain your health and what may be stealing away your strength. Our Marin medical team will also address related public health issues in your community. Watch a recording of the entire presentation.

Vaccines, Immunizations, and Public Health

June 19, 2018
Thank you for joining us for this special event dedicated to exploring vaccinations and immunizations in the sphere of public health. Attendees learned about the history of vaccinations, the social impact of immunizations, and the role each plays throughout the life cycle – infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Our experts also addressed related public health issues in Marin County. Watch a recording of the entire presentation.

The Prescription Opioid Epidemic: Crisis & Opportunity

January 30, 2018
Thank you for joining us for this special event dedicated to exploring the prescription opioid epidemic in the U.S. and right here in Marin. Attendees learned about Marin County’s public health strategy, including RxSafe Marin, the opioid safety coalition between healthcare providers, law enforcement, public health, educators, and community members. Watch a recording of the entire presentation.

California's "End of Life Options Act" Defined

October 4, 2017
Thank you for joining us for this special event dedicated to exploring California’s “End of Life Options Act.” This law became effective on June 9, 2016 and allows competent, terminally ill patients to request a self–administered prescription drug to end their life. Our experts provided a detailed explanation of the law and how it applies to patients, physicians, caregivers, and healthcare facilities.