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Stop the Bleed is a nationwide program designed to empower civilian bystanders to act quickly and save lives in a bleeding emergency until professional help arrives.

Join the Stanford Health Care Trauma Service team for hands-on training. Learn techniques to quickly control severe bleeding with pressure, packing, and a tourniquet. At the end of the session, you’ll receive a certificate of completion. Trainings are free and open to all.

Training Dates

Trainings are held at the Stanford Center for Education and Professional Development from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month through November 2023, except March and June. A skills-only course, in which the lecture portion is completed online and the hands-on skills are learned in person, is also available 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the fourth Monday in February*. Please register ahead of time. Space is limited.

September 25 | Sign Up »
October 23 | Sign Up »

About the Trauma Service

Serving over 2.6 million people, the Stanford Health Care and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Trauma Service teams are part of emergency departments that make up the only Level 1 Adult and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons, on the peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide specialized care to over 3,700 patients per year. Stanford Medicine offers exceptional, 24-hours-a-day onsite trauma specialists in a state-of-the art facility, fully equipped to handle any medical or surgical emergency.

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

September 25
October 23

Stanford Center for Education and Professional Development (CEPD)

1850 Embarcadero Road, Suite A, Room 114
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Free, open to all

We will explore the scientific research underlying the safe and appropriate use of non-pharmaceutical strategies in supporting mental health, operating on the principle that effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be considered when possible. We will also discuss broader concepts of health promotion, prevention of mental illness, and lifestyle modifications to improve mental health.

Ripal Shah, MD, MPH
Director of Integrative Mental Health
Dr. Shah specializes in reproductive psychiatry, lifestyle and integrative approaches to health, and physician wellness. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Obesity Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine. She has additional training in clinical hypnosis and psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Susan Payrovi, MD
Director of Integrative Nutrition
Dr. Payrovi specializes in integrative and functional medicine approaches for mental and physical well-being. She is board certified in Anesthesiology, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, as well as Integrative Medicine. Dr. Payrovi is also certified in Functional Medicine and medical acupuncture.

TOPICS

  • Nutritional therapies
  • Dietary supplements
  • Mind-body approaches
  • Exercise
  • Restorative sleep
  • Botanicals
  • Phytotherapy
  • Light therapy
  • Manual medicine
  • Behavioral activation
  • Self-tracking and data-driven treatment

Sessions are offered via Zoom and billed as shared medical appointment with 2 physician specialists.

August 3, 2023 – February 1, 2024
Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

To register, call: 650-498-5566

Events

Event
  • Free Diabetes Risk Assessment & Screening
  • Nutrition Education
  • Food Demonstrations
  • Living Healthy with Diabetes Guidelines
  • Latest Diabetes Technologies & Research
  • State of the Art Wellness Tools Exhibit Booths featuring Diabetes Product & Equipment Tool
  • Diabet es Advocacy & Prevention Groups

For more information e-mail: Diabetescareprogram@stanfordhealthcare.org

Thursday, November 16, 2023
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Between 300P/500P Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94304

Bass Promenade S. & Speiker Plaza

For more information e-mail the Diabetes Care Program

Lectures

Speaker: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction and a mind body program.

Please join us for an informational session evening to learn how to improve your communication skills with your partner as you go through fertility treatments.

  • Improved listening skills
  • Symptoms of a "stressed" couple
  • Differences in how men and women cope with infertility
  • Tips for supporting your partner in ways that feel helpful
  • Strategies for maintain a healthy relationship when going through difficult times.
  • Principles of a strong relationship

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please call Penny Donnelly RN, LMFT, at 650-723-6408 or email pdonnelly@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free Event

For questions, call Penny Donnelly: 650-723-6408 (option 1)

We will explore the scientific research underlying the safe and appropriate use of non-pharmaceutical strategies in supporting mental health, operating on the principle that effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be considered when possible. We will also discuss broader concepts of health promotion, prevention of mental illness, and lifestyle modifications to improve mental health.

Ripal Shah, MD, MPH
Director of Integrative Mental Health
Dr. Shah specializes in reproductive psychiatry, lifestyle and integrative approaches to health, and physician wellness. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Obesity Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine. She has additional training in clinical hypnosis and psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Susan Payrovi, MD
Director of Integrative Nutrition
Dr. Payrovi specializes in integrative and functional medicine approaches for mental and physical well-being. She is board certified in Anesthesiology, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, as well as Integrative Medicine. Dr. Payrovi is also certified in Functional Medicine and medical acupuncture.

TOPICS

  • Nutritional therapies
  • Dietary supplements
  • Mind-body approaches
  • Exercise
  • Restorative sleep
  • Botanicals
  • Phytotherapy
  • Light therapy
  • Manual medicine
  • Behavioral activation
  • Self-tracking and data-driven treatment

Sessions are offered via Zoom and billed as shared medical appointment with 2 physician specialists.

August 3, 2023 – February 1, 2024
Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

To register, call: 650-498-5566
Speaker: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT
  • Characteristics of resilient people
  • How to cultivate resilience
  • Mindfulness and "staying present"
  • Eliciting the relaxation response
  • Spirituality, Health, and Coping

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please call Penny Donnelly RN, LMFT, at 650-723-6408 or email pdonnelly@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center 
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Free Lecture

For questions, call Penny Donnelly: 650-723-6408 (option 1)
Speaker: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Couples considering pursuing 3rd party reproduction- ovum donation, sperm donation, or the use of a gestational carrier have some important decisions to make over what they will share with others, and most importantly their intended child. This lecture focuses on what the current research has shown us about disclosure and how to best go about the process to best meet the needs of your family.

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please call Penny Donnelly RN, LMFT, at 650-723-6408.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Suite 200

To RSVP, call Penny Donnelly: 650-723-6408 (option 1)
Lecture
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This is an informative driving rehabilitation session which will discuss requirements by the DMV for those who have had a change in medical status, suspended license or who have let their license expire. Resources will be available including those for individuals who may be interested in modified hand controls and ideas about wheelchair vans.

Registration required.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500

Programs and Services

Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT
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Penny Donnelly, RN LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This dedicated group is for women that are overweight and would like to focus on Health and Wellness to improve their success with fertility treatments.

For more information about our fertility programs, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Dates and Times TBD

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free Program

Support Groups

Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT
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Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This group is for those exploring or moving towards using donor egg, donor sperm, or using a gestational carrier. We explore the many educational, emotional, ethical, and logistical considerations. 

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Dates and Times TBD

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free Event

Support Along the Way

Losing weight takes a strong commitment on your part, and undergoing bariatric surgery as a significant part of a weight-loss program, is a major undertaking. While it's something you can do alone, there's absolutely no reason you have to – or should. We've found that to be truly successful both in the short- and long-term, it's best to have plenty of help and support along the way. And not just from your family and friends.

The Stanford Center for Bariatric Surgery offers you the opportunity to participate in numerous meetings and support groups before and after surgery to help contribute to your successful outcome. The different groups provide a friendly forum for people who are considering or have already had weight loss surgery. We offer education about the surgery, guidelines for nutrition, exercise and emotional well-being during the preparation and recovery process. The groups also involve our patients who have gone through the procedures, or who will be soon.

Patient groups are particularly helpful as they can share their experiences and provide the encouragement and reinforcement you need to succeed in changing your lifestyle behaviors. Here is a sampling of some of the meetings and groups at your disposal. Feel free to contact us regarding any of them.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Meetings

The Stanford Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) Support holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at Blake-Wilbur Conference Room. Please contact the meeting facilitator or the clinic Patient Care Coordinator for meeting specifics, confirmation of date, and location.

These meetings are facilitated by a licensed professional. Discussions includes health goals, dietary requirements, exercise expectations, psychological preparation, role of family, short and long-term challenges, pre-op and post-op phases, etc.

When: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Blake Wilbur Conference Room
Administered by: A licensed professional
Contact Information: Patient Care Coordinator at 650-736-5800

Each month features a special topic, followed by a Q&A. Samples of some topics include:

  • Dietary Requirements – Staying On Track - RD
  • Exercise Expectations – The Other Half of Equation - OT
  • Post-Operative Course – What to Expect -  MD
  • Psychological Adjustment – How to Cope - MSW
  • Plastic Surgery – Body Re-Modeling - MD
  • Social Events – Walk for Obesity

During these meetings, if desired, you will be assigned a Bariatric Surgery "Buddy" who can help you through the process and keep you on track.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Meetings

Held in: Blake Wilbur Conference Room
Date: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Blake Wilbur Building (Bariatric Surgery)
Garden Level

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »
For more information, call Bariatric Surgery: 650-736-5800

Providing caregivers of adult patients with an opportunity to discuss challenges, learn new coping strategies, and strengthen support.

Meeting dates and topics for 2015:

  • April 8, 2015 – Caring for the Caregiver: Coping and Stress Management
  • June 10, 2015 – Understanding Nutrition and Medication Needs
  • August 12, 2015 – Caring for the Caregiver: Recog-nizing Caregiver Burnout
  • October 14, 2015 – Impact of Illness on Relation ships and Intimacy
  • December 9, 2015 – Caring for the Caregiver: Coping and Stress Management

Please join us! Refreshments will be served!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Boswell Building
1st Floor, Room H0139

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Call for details about any upcoming groups.

Next Date: 6/10, 8/12, 10/14, 12/9
For questions about the Transplant Caregiver Support Group, please contact Caitlin West / Melissa Calnon: 650-445-8867 / 650-454-7684
Facilitated by: Meg Dvorak, LCSW (Adult CF Social Worker)
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The Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge is a new building located at the far end of the main hallway of Stanford Hospital (from the main entry, go right and walk all the way to the end—the building is on the left)

See monthly email for details on topic and room assignment. Download an informational PDF about the group.

Note: Patients who have B cepacia, MRSA, and multi-resistant organisms may not attend in person. WebEx available for video or teleconference.

First Friday of every month
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
3rd Floor, Room 304

291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Next Date: 11/7, 12/5
For information, call Meg Dvorak: 650-723-6273

The goal of the Peer to Peer Support Program is to broaden healthcare for patients and families through the unique support and understanding of peer-to-peer mentoring, to foster happier, healthier lives and reduce feelings of isolation.

Peers mentors are carefully selected, trained and supported volunteers. They help other patients and their support circle address the challenges related to a disease or medical condition.

In this program, you are linked with a mentor who shares similar health and life circumstances. Through these trusted relationships, mentors provide support in many ways:

  • They listen to concerns
  • They share personal experiences
  • They serve as a resource for developing coping strategies
  • They provide guidance in negotiating healthcare systems

Peer mentors help patients and caregivers during the difficult waiting period for a donor heart and throughout the transplant process and recovery time.

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »
For more information please contact Anne Heideck LCSW, MPH, Peer to Peer Program Coordinator 650-474-1011
Presented by: Staff from the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service.

This is a quarterly informational session and support group. Families and caregivers are welcome. A continental breakfast will be served.

Session topics:

  • Basics of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD): How it functions and other helpful facts.
  • Support group: Living with your ICD.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Free parking on Saturday

Li Ka Shing Center
Room LK308

291 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Free registration

Ann E. Thomas Phone: 650-736-6555
Led by: Susan Jacobs, RN, MS

This group meets every other month. Approximately 10-15 LAM patients and their families attend meetings, which usually include a guest speaker on topics of interest, as well as time to visit and ask questions.

Every other month

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »
For more information or to register, contact Susan Jacobs, MS, RN: 650-725-8082
Coordinated by: Susan Jacobs, RN, MS

About our Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Our Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group was founded in April 2004 and is coordinated by Susan Jacobs RN, MS. Meetings are held every other month. Guest speakers have addressed topics such as:

  • Experimental Therapies for IPF
  • Updates from International American Thoracic Society (ATS) Meetings
  • The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF Research Questionnaire Results
  • All You Need to Know About Oxygen
  • Exercise and the IPF Patient
  • Quality of Life at the End of Life

Please call Susan Jacobs at 650-725-8083 to confirm date and time as they are subject to change.

Second Monday of every other month
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Center for Advanced Lung Disease
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Room H3143

Getting Here »
Call Susan Jacobs: 650-725-8083
Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT
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Penny Donnelly, RN LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This group is for women (or couples) that would like support as they negotiate the "ups and downs" of fertility treatments.  We will share strategies for improved coping including some mind/body modalities. Sharing, restructuring negative or distorted thinking patterns, improving communication skills, and learning the gift of forgiveness and resilience are some sample agendas. The spirit of this on-going and open group is to provide the attendees with a sense of optimism and emotional stability as they undergo treatments and make decisions about fertility options. 

8/12/14 Stress Reduction Strategies    

  • Eliciting the Relaxation Response
  • Twenty things that bring you joy
  • Being "in the flow"
  • Mindfulness – focusing on the present and the foundations of a mindfulness practice
  • Taping into your "inner" wisdom

9/9/14 Making the Most of Your Fertility Treatments

  • Lifestyle Guidelines
  • Staying connected
  • Life Balance
  • Positive thinking and optimism
  • Finding the best in your partner

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Dates and Times TBD

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200
900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free

Workshops

Parents are the number one influencers of teen driving and passenger behaviors. There are evidence-based strategies to help keep teens safer on the road.

Stanford Health Care and Impact Teen Drivers welcome you to attend a free online workshop to learn more about:

  • Graduated Driver Licensing
  • Tips and tricks to avoid distractions
  • The importance of seat belts
  • The risks of speeding
  • And more

Space is limited and registration is required.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Online

FREE