MJC Health Services

Healthy Living Events

Dr. Flor Lopez Flores

The Doctor Is In: Preventative Health Care: Vaccines

Flor Lopez Flores, MD
Thurs. - Oct. 15, 2020
12:00-12:45 pm

Dr. Lopez Flores, Family Medicine Resident, will present basic information to help understand adult vaccines and the role they play in staying healthy. Sign up here

Jonathan AriasFood Access and MJC Pirates’ Pantry

Jonathan Arias, Program Specialist 
Thurs. - Oct. 22, 2020
2:00-2:30 pm

Let’s address FOOD INSECURITY on our campus! This session will introduce the issue of food insecurity within our community and how it has settled in our classrooms. Learn what Pirates’ Pantry is doing to strive for a hunger-free MJC and hear from students’ testimonies and how we can all do our part. Sign up here

Valierie ParkerLidia GainesChandni GulatiThe Nurse Is In: Healthy Eating

RNs - Valerie Parker, Lidia Gaines, Chandni Gulati
Thurs. - Oct, 29, 2020
2:00-2:30 pm

Healthy Eating doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn to read labels, choose a healthy balanced diet, and make better choices by eating a variety of nutritional foods to help maintain your health. Sign up here

Anna MolinaThe Nurse Is In: Mental Health Support 

Anna Molina, RN
Tues. - Nov. 3, 2020
1:30-2:00 pm

(MJC Faculty: Flex #5231)

Mental health is just as important as your physical health and now more than ever knowing where to access support is crucial. Learn about the mental health services available at MJC. Sign up here 

For information about mental health therapy services, crisis lines, and support groups, visit Health Services Home and look under "MJC Mental Health Services."


Lynn BristowThe Therapist Is In: Saving Lives

Lynn Bristow, LCSW
Thurs. - Nov. 12, 2020
1:00-2:00 pm

(MJC Faculty: Flex #5232)

Join us to learn what to do when you or someone you care about is thinking about suicide. Sign up here


Katie MooseAll About Nicotine: Why People Use It and How to Help Them (or yourself) Quit

Katie Moose, Project Director, STAAND Against Big Tobacco 
Thurs. - Nov. 19, 2020
12:00-1:00 pm

(MJC Faculty: Flex #5233)

Join us for a discussion about tobacco and nicotine use in Stanislaus County, factors that contribute to addiction, how to help yourself or your loved one quit, and the best methods in quitting. The hour-long session will include information and a chance to practice motivational interviewing techniques using zoom breakout rooms. Motivational interviewing is a proven technique in helping people to become ready to quit by asking the right questions at the right times. Sign up here

Derek Waring, LMFTThe Therapist Is In: Stress Less

Derek Waring, LMFT
Thurs. - Dec. 3, 2020
12:00-1:00 pm

(MJC Faculty: Flex #5234)

Join us and learn to reduce the stress in your life. You will learn how to recognize the signs of stress and gain techniques that you can use to effectively manage it. Sign up here 


Andrea Silva, MDThe Doctor Is In: Healthcare Disparities Among LGBTQ+ Patients

Andrea Silva, MD
Tues. - Dec. 15, 2020
11:00-12:00 pm

(MJC Faculty: Flex #5235)

Members of the LGBTQ+ community face unique challenges regarding healthcare. Studies show that LGBTQ+ patients have higher rates of physical illness, such as obesity, heart disease and cancer, along with higher rates of mental illness, such as substance use, depression, and PTSD. Additional challenges include limited access to medical care and discrimination by health care providers. Transgender individuals are particularly vulnerable, experiencing numerous barriers to gender-affirming therapy, which are known to be life-saving. The Rainbow Clinic, in Modesto, provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ patients to obtain comprehensive health care services. Sign up here