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Town Hall Meetings


Understanding Heart Health: SHD Town Hall

Join us for this timely town hall on heart health in February with cardiologist Dr. Henry Huang and Liz Lazar-Johnson. Learn more about the importance of heart screenings for youth and adults, the signs and symptoms of adult/pediatric cardiac issues, the impact of Covid on heart health, automated external defibrillator (AED) placement and maintenance, and more.

2022 Town Halls

Fire Safety & Prevention: A Disaster Prep Town Hall

Thank you Fire Marshal Gareth Harris, Redwood City Fire Department, for leading this Disaster Preparedness Town Hall. Fire Marshall Harris addresses fire safety and prevention tips for your home and family, including home hardening and defensible space (the buffer zone between a building and any grass, trees, shrubs, or wildland area).

Celebrating Heart Health Month: Covid-19 Implications for Heart Health

February is Heart Health Month! We present an important Town Hall meeting on family/pediatric heart health awareness and education. A panel of healthcare professionals discusses the importance of heart screenings for youth and adults, the signs and symptoms of child/adolescent heart issues, how COVID impacts heart health, and more.

2021 Town Halls

September 2021 Disaster Prep Town Hall:
Fire Safety & Prevention

This was the second Town Hall meeting in Sequoia Healthcare District’s Disaster Preparedness series. This event featured Jonathan Cox, Deputy Fire Chief, CAL FIRE San Mateo Division, and Barbara Wood, American Red Cross volunteer. Supervisor Carole Groom, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, moderated the discussion.

August 2021 Disaster Prep Town Hall:
Building Community Resilience

Sequoia Healthcare District hosted a Virtual Town Hall meeting with Sandra Firpo, Emergency Services Specialist / CERT Program Manager for the San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department, and Barbara Wood, Red Cross Disaster Responder. Sandra and Barbara shared stories about their work in the field, and gave timely and relevant advice on how you could better prepare yourself and your family in the event of a disaster.

March 2021 Thrive Forum:
Working Towards Equitable Vaccine Access in San Mateo County

Thrive Alliance and SHD co-host a community forum on vaccine equity and local community needs during the pandemic.  Learn about  communication outreach tools and data on vaccine distribution, along with an update on the effects of the pandemic on our local communities.

February 2021 Town Hall:
Covid Implications for Heart Health

Watch our latest Town Hall video and learn about ways to take care of your heart with our partners at Via Heart Project. Special thanks to Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula video production team and The Parent Education Series.

2020 Town Halls

December 2020 Town Hall:
Helping Kids Thrive During the Holidays and COVID-19

The mental health of our children and families has become a public health priority. Join Dr. Aaron Nayfack, SHD Director and developmental behavioral pediatrician as he shares his expertise and observations on helping kids thrive during the holidays and COVID-19.

November 2020 Town Hall:
Supporting a Safe & Healthy Community During Covid-19

Join SHD’s CEO and Board of Directors for a discussion on health equity, COVID-19 response, mental health, and food security. This is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the healthcare district and meet the five elected board members.

September 2020 Town Hall:
Mental Health Support in Our Schools During COVID-19

Learn how schools are responding to mental health concerns during the pandemic. SHD is committed to supporting schools and community partners with a $4.5 million annual investment through its Healthy Schools Initiative.