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Today! Rooted in Resilience: 7th Annual San Mateo County Pride Celebration – June 15th—-celebrating-pride/article_a0b21ffa-8e2d-11e9-af14-9fd38fdf8052.html

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Read more about the event in the San Mateo Daily Journal or visit the Pride Initiative’s facebook page or the event website.

DEA Take Back Day – Saturday, April 27th


Did you know unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. The misuse and abuse of over-the-counter medications, illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans. Removing unwanted or expired medications from the medicine cabinet is an easy concrete step that everyone can take to make a difference in the opioid crisis. Make plans now to dispose of your unwanted medications at select locations tomorrow from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Find a location near you.

Saturday, May 18th – 2019 Soul Stroll Event!


Established by the Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council (BACHAC) in 2002 to increase awareness about good nutrition and physical activity as keys to better health, Soul Stroll’s attendance has grown from 500 in 2002 to more than 3,000 participants in recent years. In addition to a 1-, 3-, or 5-mile run/walk, Soul Stroll provides on-site health screenings, children’s activities, and a health fair with more than 50 resource partners.

Coyote Point Park – Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Learn more and register here.

May Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year, San Mateo County joins our state and country in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) in May. MHAM is one of the best times of the year where we can increase awareness and inspire action to reduce stigma against those with mental health and substance use conditions.​

This year, we partnered with local agencies and libraries from the San Mateo County Libraries and Peninsula Library System to promote over 40 MHAM events (nearly double the amount we hosted last year!) free and open to the public throughout the county. This partnership was formed to bring a national and statewide mental health movement to a local and familiar community space – public libraries. Given this partnership, this year’s MHAM theme is “Words of Wellness” in which we will spread the messages of hope, resiliency and inclusion in our libraries and elsewhere in the community.​


See a complete list of our MHAM Events here!

​Visit the MHAM webpage to learn more.


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