1/27 – The Art of the Possible

San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) is pleased to present The Art of the Possible: Raising Resilient Children and Teens. This free virtual event is next week, on Wednesday, January 27th, from 5:30-6:30pm. There will be live Spanish translation during the event. More information in flyers below.

COVID-19 Tests Available

2/25 – Black History Month Intergenerational Dinner

On February 25th from 6-7:30 pm, join the San Mateo County Pride Center for a virtual Black History Month Intergenerational Dinner. In partnership with the African American Community Initiative, the Pride Initiative, and the LGBT Commission, we encourage members of the San Mateo Black and African Diaspora to celebrate a night of Afro-LGBTQ history. Mark your calendars, bring your food, and share community as we engage in an interactive presentation and group dialogue about the dinner theme, “We Are Because They Do”. For more information, please contact Azisa Todd at azisa.todd@sanmateopride.org

Please use this link to register to attend: https://tinyurl.com/BlackHistoryDinner  This is a free space open to all community members.

Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government

According to The White House, the new executive order explicitly aims to advance racial equity in the federal government, eliminates restrictions on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion(DEI) training, and disbands the 1776 Commission. It also establishes a Domestic Policy Council to explore opportunities for centering equity in federal work and charges the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with establishing best practices for equity measurement.

President Biden states in his order,

“It is therefore the policy of my Administration that the Federal Government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.  Affirmatively advancing equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity is the responsibility of the whole of our Government.”

For the full executive order, read here.

Get thE facts on the COVID-19 Vaccine

2021 MHSA Steering Committee Meetings Start in february

The 2021 Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee meetings are will now take place four times a year on the first Thursday in February, May, September and December from 3-4:30 pm. MHSA meeting are open to the public to provide input, make recommendations and stay up-to-date on new MHSA developments and ongoing programming.

See the flyer and details below for the upcoming February meeting.

When:
First Thursday of the meeting month (February 4th, May 6th, September 2nd, and December 2nd)
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: Remotely via a Zoom webinar

Join via Zoom:
Zoom Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83216209789
Dial in: +1 669 900 6833 / Meeting ID: 832 1620 9789

For more information on the meetings, please visit: https://www.smchealth.org/meeting/mhsa-steering-committee-meetings. Visit the the MHSA planning page to learn more about MHSA is being implemented in San Mateo County and to get involved.

Phased Distribution of the Vaccine Has Arrived

How can you get the vaccine? If you are a healthcare worker, contact your employer. If you are a Long-Term Care Facilities resident, contact your caretaker. Everyone else should coordinate with their healthcare providers.

More here: https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/

¿Cómo puede obtener la vacuna?

Si es trabajador de salud, comuníquese con su empleador. Si vive en un centro de atención a largo plazo, comuníquese con su cuidador. Todos los demás deben coordinar con su proveedor de atención médica.

covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/

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