The vision of the Peninsula Health Care District is that all residents of the District enjoy their optimal health through education, prevention, and access to needed health care services. To carry out our vision, PHCD is launching a monthly blog that will highlight health care trends, and the implications these trends may have on the health and wellness of District residents.

Saving Lives By Raising Awareness

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Saving Lives By Raising Awareness: Community Partnership Outreach Campaign Aims to Eliminate Hep B News headlines are often made about the race to find a cure for a disease in time to save lives.  But imagine if a disease had a cure, and very few people knew about it. The challenge here isn’t to unlock the cure, but rather, to spread the word about the cure. This scenario isn’t fictional. In fact, it is the very reason behind Peninsula Health Care District’s involvement in the expanded Hepatitis B (Hep B) outreach campaign. This...

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Connected Without Connecting! Social Media, Teens & Mental Health: Quick Tips for Parents

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Peninsula Health Care District, San Mateo Union High School District and Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing are collaborating on a comprehensive school-based mental health program serving 8,500 students at seven schools.  Early identification, intervention and access to mental health support are the biggest challenges in addressing mental health issues for youth and adolescents. The statistics are eye-opening: 1 in 5 adolescents is living with a mental health condition. 50% have developed this condition by the age of...

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Technology @ The Trousdale

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Technology @ The Trousdale

Construction on The Trousdale senior living community continues on track to welcome the first residents in early 2018. The exterior design by SmithGroup JJR is starting to be visible, however, architectural features tell just one part of the story. As the 124 new apartments come to fruition, there is tremendous work going on behind the scenes that will make The Trousdale one of the most technologically advanced and user-friendly assisted living communities in the Bay Area. Numerous national studies by organizations such as the Pew Research...

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Designing an Outdoor Wellness Environment

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Designing an Outdoor Wellness Environment

“Only spread a fern-frond over a man’s head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in.”  — John Muir Research has shown that access to outdoor spaces can enhance health and wellbeing. People of all ages experience benefits from exposure to nature, including stress relief, mental restoration and increased physical activity. For older populations, access to outdoor spaces motivates seniors to be active physically, spiritually and socially, which can offset chronic illness, disability and isolation. In...

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Aging and Intergenerational Relationships

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Aging and Intergenerational Relationships

Author: Cheryl Fama, Peninsula Health Care District CEO “Connections between generations are essential for the mental health and stability of the nation.” – Margaret Mead You probably have memories of a favorite grandparent, or maybe you’re that favorite grandparent in a child’s life. You’ve likely experienced the many joys of having a close relationship with a grandparent or other older relative, but did you know that intergenerational relationships have health and wellness benefits for both the young and the old...

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Urban Planning + Creating Healthy Communities

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Urban Planning + Creating Healthy Communities

Author: Cheryl Fama, Peninsula Health Care District CEO The vision of the Peninsula Health Care District is that all residents of the District enjoy their optimal health through education, prevention, and access to needed health care services. To carry out our vision, PHCD is launching a monthly blog that will highlight health care trends, and the implications these trends may have on the health and wellness of District residents. Our inaugural blog post focuses on healthy aging, a particularly timely topic for District residents, as San Mateo...

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