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Executive Director's May 2024 Message

One of the five key strategic goals for the Health Service System is supporting the mental health and well-being of our members. Mental health affects our

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Executive Director's April 2024 Message

Spring is my favorite time of the year. Our days are longer, and I get to enjoy reading in my garden. I’ve already started pulling out

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Executive Director's March 2024 Message

March always holds a special place in my heart. It’s Women’s History Month, and I reflect on all the women who have paved the way

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Executive Director's February 2024 Message

It’s important to recognize and appreciate the contributions of African Americans all year long. But in February, we set aside a special time to celebrate their

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Executive Director's January 2024 Message

After a whirlwind 2023, I gladly welcome 2024 and all its possibilities. January is International Quality of Life Month. Rather than making any New Year’s

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Executive Director's September 2023 Message

While the rest of the Bay Area starts to cool down, September is the warmest month of the year in San Francisco. Warm in San Francisco

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Executive Director's August 2023 Message

With the Hollywood writers and actors on strike, there’s a lot less new content to stream on TV. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the

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Executive Director's February 2023 Message

February is heart month, symbolizing the human capacity for LOVE. From a health perspective, we emphasize heart health and encourage all to mitigate risk factors that

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Executive Director's December Message


The holidays are upon us. With all the anticipation that accompanies them, this time can be stressful in many ways, which is why it is

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Executive Director's October Message

It’s Open Enrollment time, and there’s a buzz and excitement around the SFHSS office as we answer your calls. I really hope each and every one

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Executive Director's September Message

Fall is my absolute favorite time in San Francisco. It’s often sunnier in September than the summer months. As the weather begins to drastically change in

Executive Director's August Message

Executive Director's August Message

I started my summer seeing some beautiful faces I’ve missed while we were sheltering-in-place. I went to the wedding of a lifelong friend of my kids

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Executive Director's June Message

I am touched to see that #LoveWillKeepUsTogether is the theme for this year’s San Francisco Pride 2022 celebration, which takes place on June 25 and 26

Talking to Your Child About Tough Issues Affecting the Family -Video Recording

As adults, we face life issues (medical and mental health concerns, divorce, death and dying, financial difficulties, etc.) that often affect our families. As parents, it’s

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Executive Director's May Message

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. You will be receiving weekly emails that explain why good mental health matters.

Caring for your mental health and

Chair Exercises - Video Recording

Chair exercises offer stretching and strengthening, low and moderate-intensity movements taught by a personal trainer/health educator. 

This class aims to bring benefits such as exercising the

Stress Management & Resiliency -Video Recording

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Define resiliency.
  • Learn about overcoming challenges of all kinds – trauma, tragedy, personal crises, or other life problems.
  • Discuss steps you

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Executive Director's April Message


Spring is officially here and our City is open for business. As employees of the City and County of San Francisco, you are one of

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Executive Director's March Message

As mask guidelines change across our city, state and country, you’re probably hearing a lot about “moving from pandemic to endemic” as the reason for the

Self-Compassion and Self-Care - Video Recording

When was the last time you sent some love to yourself during challenging times, or offered yourself compassion instead of self-criticism?

In this workshop, participants will

Navigating Our Next Normal.. Shifting Our Perspective- Recording

Our schedules and daily lives have changed dramatically throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This workshop will introduce you to tools for self-care and strategies to become more

Managing Holiday Stress -Video Recording

In this webinar you will learn and practice strategies to manage stress during the holiday season, to improve overall health and wellbeing. 

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Healthy Holiday Desserts- Webinar Recording

Satisfy your sweet tooth by learning to prepare easy, healthy desserts for your holiday season. View a demonstration on different dessert recipes, discuss nutritional content.

Practice Self-Care Video Recording

As we get busier during the holidays, it becomes more important that we carve out time for ourselves.

In this workshop, explore concepts centered in gratitude

Healthy Holiday Side Dishes - Video Recording

View a demonstration on preparing easy, healthy side dishes for your holidays, and discuss the nutritional content of ingredients. Bonus preparation of a holiday dessert dish

Healthy Eating Food Demo - Webinar Recording

Want to learn about healthy eating. Check out this video recording of a healthy food demo.  

The chef provided tips on how to create quick, easy

Being a Socially Responsible Person - Webinar Recording

Watch the webinar here.


Social responsibility is about acting in ways that benefit others or the larger society. When we engage in social behavior

Coping With a Traumatic Event Recording

A crisis or traumatic event can be both environmental and personal and are events that can cause physical, emotional, psychological distress.

These events are often perceived

Preparing Pets for Your Return to Work Video Recording

Learn what you can do to prepare your pets for your return to work. 

​The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many City offices to shift their operations