Zoom into Wellness


Touro University California (TUC) and the Mobile Diabetes Education Center (MOBEC) started this webinar series with the goal to facilitate conversations regarding health and wellness for individuals touched by diabetes with Solano County community members and to raise awareness about diabetes management and wellness. 


Watch Previous Recordings: 

Fall 2021

September 13, 5:00pm (PST): National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month with Dr. Tye: Hip Hop Dance Doc.

Guest speakers: Dr. Tyree Winters, DO. Pediatrics Specialist.

A discussion about factors that contribute to childhood obesity, how we can address these factors, and how we can start a safe and constructive dialogue with children.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/noUH-7clzho

October 18, 5:00pm (PST): How "Thinking You Understand" Your Healthcare Provider Could Actually Make Your Diabetes Worse.

Guest speakers: Theresa Garnero, RN, CDCES. Diabetes Educator and Author.

Health literacy, or understanding basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions, can help us protect our health. Theresa Garnero, a Registered Nurse of over 30 years and a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Expert will help you learn tricks to make sure your provider has completely explained what you need to do when you have high sugar in order to stay healthy and safe.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/7dNPqypLmQ8

November 08, 5:00pm (PST): National Family Health History Day. Steps to Take Action to Prevent or Manage Diabetes

Guest speakers: Marlayna Bollinger. Founder and Executive Director of the Skinny Gene Project

Family-the second line of defense for your health—the role of family in keeping healthy

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


Spring 2021

February 10, 5:00pm (PST): American Heart Month/Women and Heart Disease

Guest speakers: Mark Villalon, MD and Jay Shubrook, DO.

Tune in to learn more about managing diabetes while facing other chronic conditions. Dr. Mark Villalon discussed the relationship between diabetes and the heart. We also discussed how heart disease presents differently for women.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/_ZHwn_wTth0

March 1, 5:00pm (PST): Taking Charge to Prevent Diabetes

Guest speakers: Nikitia Hardwick, MSN. Lead RN for Solano County Family Health Services Adult Clinic.

Tune in to learn more about how our health is interconnected (family and friends) and how we collectively can help our community to be healthier.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/FZ-AJz1UpsA

March 15, 5:00pm (PST): Protecting Your Kidneys, Celebrating National Kidney Month

Guest speakers: Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, and Shalaya Yazdi, MPH

There is a high rate of kidney disease in Solano County- learn how to get screened and what to ask your healthcare provider. Join us for a discussion about the importance of knowing about  kidney disease. We will also discuss hypertension and diabetes as it relates to kidney disease and what you can do to protect your kidneys.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/nWxG1wdyLfk

April 12, 5:00pm (PST): Important Link between Diabetes and Oral Health

Guest speakers: Eugene Luna, DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). Associate Dental Director of La Clinica De La Raza Vallejo. Graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry. Experience in community health care setting since 2008.

Join us to learn more about the linkage between diabetes and oral health and educating diabetes patients on caring for their oral health.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/r0n4zJBsA2Y

April 19, 5:00pm (PST): Save Your Vision Month -A discussion with Dr. Joy Moverley & Dr. Sheena Song

Guest speakers: Dr. Joy Moverley, MPH, DHSc, PA-C. Associate Program Director/Associate Professor at Touro University California Joint MSPAS/MPH Program. Dr. Sheena Song, DO. Future Ophthalmology Resident at St. John’s Episcopal in New York.

This past March was National Save Your Vision Month. Join us to learn more about how our health can impact our vision.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/_XMpP2De70U

April 26, 5:00pm (PST): Living with Diabetes, an Indigenous Perspective

Guest speakers: Kim DeOcampo, Tuolumne Mewuk, Houma-Choctaw Tribal Nations. Caseworker for the California Tribal TANF Partnership (CTTP).

In honor of National Minority Health Month, we would like to raise awareness of how diabetes touches our community. Please join us to learn about Kim DeOcampo's personal journey living with diabetes & how diabetes impacts Native American communities.

Resources for Native Americans:

  • Northern Valley Indian Health -a private, nonprofit tribal organization that proves Medical, Behavioral Health, and Dental services. Website: nvih.org/
  • Sacramento Native American Health Center -a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center, committed to enhancing quality of life by providing a culturally competent, holistic, and patient-centered continuum of care. There are no tribal or ethnic requirements to receive care here. Website: snahc.org/
  • Native American Health Center -a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center, dedicated to providing high quality medical, dental, behavioral health, community wellness, and social service programs. Website: nativehealth.org/
  • Richmond Native Wellness Center -a service of the Native American Health Center, offers support groups, youth & community education. Website: nativehealth.org/services/community-wellness/. Email: CatherineN@nativehealth.org

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/yNQP93ZSfzk

May 17, 5:00pm (PST): Mental Health Awareness Month- Living with Diabetes and the Effect on Mental Health

Guest speakers: Maria Gonzalez, LSW (Licensed Social Worker) from Solano County Family Health Services

Mental Health Awareness Month! Please join us to learn more about how living with chronic conditions can affect our mental health and how mental health can contribute to chronic conditions.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/ExfiCyNAaY4

May 24, 5:00pm (PST): Managing High Cholesterol

Guest speakers: Dr. Clipper Young, PharmD, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM, BCGP, APh, Associate Professor & Clinical Pharmacist at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine. Anne Lee, MEd, RD, CDCES, Diabetes Program Manager at Touro University California.

What is cholesterol and how does it affect our health? How do we manage cholesterol while also managing other chronic conditions such as diabetes? Join us to learn more about managing high cholesterol and what we can do to take action.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/h4abtPuYF_s

June 7, 5:00pm (PST): Osteopathic Approach to Managing Diabetes

Guest speakers: Dr. Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, and Shalaya Yazdi, MPH.

What is osteopathic medicine? What is the osteopathic approach to managing diabetes? How can we manage neuropathy? Join us to learn more about the osteopathic approach to managing diabetes.

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/wQ0vlRWv0lU

June 21, 5:00pm (PST): COVID-19 Vaccine Update and Townhall -What We Need to Know!

Guest speakers: Tami Hendriksz, D.O., FACOP, FAAP, TUC Professor & Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Medical Director of the Vallejo Unified School Based Clinics. Rolly Kali-Rai, PharmD, TUC College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean of Students - Assistant Professor. Gloria Gistand TUC student of the joint Physician Assistant/Master’s in public health program. Gregory Coe, MD, Sutter Solano Family Physician.

Got Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines?

Join Touro University California’s faculty and doctors Tami Hendriksz, DO, Rolly Kali-Rai, PharmD, Physician Assistant student Gloria Gistand, and Sutter Solano Family Physician Gregory Coe, MD, for a candid discussion about the current state of COVID-19 in Solano County, important vaccination updates, and to get your vaccine questions answered!

To view recording, visit: https://youtu.be/F4fPRiiDZPo


November 2020

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