Zoom into Wellness


Zoom into Wellness, brought to you by Touro University California (TUC), is a series of webinars with the goal of facilitating conversations regarding health and wellness with Solano County community members, and to raise awareness about chronic condition management and wellness. Stay tune, more to come in 2021!


November Webinars

All November webinars are now available in the following YouTube Playlist: MOBEC Zoom into Wellness. Links to each video below.

November 2, 5:00pm (PST): Cooking 101 for the next generation

Guest speaker: Tami Hendriksz, D.O., FACOP, FAAP, TUC Professor & Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Medical Director of the Vallejo Unified School Based Clinics.

Dr. Hendriksz and the Project HAPPY Student Doctor Team Leaders will present a variety of short, engaging nutrition lessons that families can use to help ensure that their children are eating healthfully.  These lessons will be followed by a live cooking demonstration of a healthy family-friendly meal.  Finally, the Project HAPPY Team will participate in a Question & Answer session with the audience to help answer questions related to children's nutrition and healthy eating.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/doBg-RKifwM

November 4, 5:00pm (PST): Nutritional Medicine

Guest speaker: Traci Stevenson, DO.

How does food relate with chronic diseases? How does the overall diet influence wellness? Join us for an interactive discussion about how food can be used as medicine and for a cooking demonstration using therapeutic foods.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/JZhzoVaGb_w

November 5, 5:00pm (PST): To Carb or Not to Carb

Guest speaker: Grace Marie Jones, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Basic Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine.

We will discuss the different types of dietary carbohydrates. Be sure to have your favorite, packaged snack in hand for a wrap-up activity.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/P8JYClLDG3w

November 9, 5:00pm (PST): Physical activity during a pandemic: No equipment? No problem.

Guest speaker: Maya Ramsey, MPH

Being active at home: No equipment? No problem. Join us for a discussion about how to stay active at home. We will also be discussing the Solano County community resources that are available for you and your loved ones.

Available resource: Resource to help you get active

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/dysGUfK3aoA

November 11, 5:00pm (PST): Stress Management + Mindfulness

Guest speaker: Paisley Rosengren, MS, LMFT Learning Specialist/Interim University Diversity Officer Touro University California

How do you manage stress? What resources can we use to manage stress during our busy schedule? Join us for a discussion about how we can set goals by putting systems in place and how to create community. 

Available resource: Mindfulness Workbook

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/qtkbM1vpDWg

November 12, 5:00pm (PST): Mind, Body & Spirit

Guest speakers: Dr. Nicole Peña Assistant Professor, Director of Distance Learning and OMM Clinical Integration and Mary Hyland, OMS IV

How does wellness affect our mind, body, and spirit? What is wellness? Join us for a discussion about how we can address wellness for the mind, body, and spirit and find balance as a whole.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/QoqE5nED6bc

November 16, 5:00pm (PST): Raising Awareness + Reducing stigma behind chronic conditions

Guest speaker: Maya Ramsey, MPH

Join us for a conversation regarding raising awareness about what it's like to live with chronic conditions or live with others who have chronic conditions. We will be joined by members of the community to discuss ways to let go of preconceived concepts of chronic conditions and ways to communicate with your friends and family about your chronic condition. 

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/5lUh5y6CN1A

November 18, 5:00pm (PST): Preventing Chronic Conditions -It's not too late to take action

Guest speakers: Shalaya Yazdi, MPH; Dr. Clipper Young, PharmD MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM, BCGP and Dr. Diya Manavalan PharmD

What is prevention? What can we do to prevent chronic conditions from starting? How can we prevent chronic conditions from getting worse? Join us in a discussion about the spectrum of prevention and what resources can be used. It’s not too late to take action. 

Featuring MOBEC, DPP, and Pharm2Home.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/PHZckdyByBU

November 19, 5:00pm (PST): Mental health and chronic condition management

Guest speaker: Kirbee Brooks, MPH, CHES, Sr. Health Education Specialist / Tobacco Prevention Project Coordinator at Solano County Public Health.

 Join us for a discussion highlighting mental health disparities among people of color and 5 things we can do to take charge of chronic conditions. We will also discuss how do we find balance with mental health and chronic conditions? What resources are available to use?  

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/SnSVoZCOKjM

November 23, 5:00pm (PST): Enjoy the 2020 holiday season

Guest speaker: Anne Lee MEd, RD, CDE, Touro University California Diabetes Program Manager

Making the Best Out of the 2020 Holiday Season! Yes, you can enjoy your holiday season!

Join us for a discussion on practical ways to stay healthy and happy during the 2020 holidays.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/LDp-ludm1vI

November 30, 5:00pm (PST): Wellness when you're busy

Guest speaker: Shalaya Yazdi, MPH and Samaneh Bolourchi, OMS II.

How can you integrate wellness habits into your busy schedule? Join us for a discussion that includes highlights from previous seminars. We will also discuss the fundamentals of how to incorporate new habits into your busy routine.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/jyz8_kgOxoY