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Spring 2017 - Week 5


Here's what's going on...

Spotlight on Institute Activities

Interested in Volunteering with the Institute?
See flyers below for opportunities pertaining your needs. Also feel free to forward to anyone whom might benefit from our programs!
Here's a picture from our last Chinese Delegation Collaboration with our new friends from Henan who were at CSUN for a workshop on Healthcare from February 14th-17th

Institute Resources

Institute Workshops

WIC Program benefits include:
•Vouchers to buy healthy foods
•Nutrition education
•Breastfeeding education and support
•Referrals to other community programs

Visit our WIC Office on Campus to see if you qualify:
Thursdays from 9 am - 12 pm
Room 104 in Santa Susanna Hall
Join the Food Recovery Network @ CSUN!
By joining FRN @ CSUN, you can help recover food from CSUN dining locations and deliver it to local shelters.

If you would like to join, please email:
The Institute featured in CSUN TODAY!
“We will be working with local community groups, including schools, to build the foundation for ongoing efforts to combat obesity in the area through nutrition education, promoting more physical activity and create healthier environments, including community gardens,” said Annette Besnilian ... The center is partnering with CSUN’s Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing’s Neighborhood Partners in Action project in Canoga Park.

Click HERE to read full article
Congratulations to our very own:
Josselyne Rivas
for being one out of the twenty students selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program. 
The recipients were selected by the Iowa Campus Compact, and California Campus Compact after being nominated by faculty or staff from their university and after undergoing a rigorous review process.
Josselyne is a 5th year undergraduate student who is double majoring in Child and Adolescent Development and Journalism. She is currently the project coordinator for the Bridge to the Future Scholars Program.

Looking for a place to relax and study? The Santa Susana Courtyards are available for use!


Open use to the public. Please feel free to exchange books for your reading pleasure! Located in the North Courtyard of Santa Susana Hall.

To donate, or if you have any questions please swing by SN 115 or email

Pick-Up services available campus wide for FREE!

We are happy to provide a lactation space for the members of our campus community. To visit the lactation space or to set up an appointment for use please contact us at:

View a map of Lactation Rooms on campus 

Veterans Corner

Scholarship Opportunities for Veterans
Visit for more details

Deadline to apply: March 31st

Campus and Community Resources

Healthy Lifestyle - On Campus Resources

Upcoming JADE event.
See Flyers for more details

VICELAND's Rise, Sacred Water: Standing Rock Screening Event
-February 22nd 11am-1pm
-USU Flintridge Room, East Conference Center, CSUN
-Hosted by the CSUN American Indian Student Association 
-See flyer for more details

Workshops taught by Registered
Dietitians (RD), Registered Nurses
(RN), Certified Diabetes Educators
(CDE), and Nutrition Experts. Starting Feb 13th
There is NO cost for attendance.

Call today to register!

See flyer for more details

Diaper Drive
-Now through February 28th
-Please bring unopened packages to the following locations:
TLCC- EA 109
ED 1204
SN 155
-See flyer for more details

The Promise of Contemporary Primatology by Erin P. Riley

-Monday March 6th 4:00PM
-Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451, CSUN
-Free event (not incuding parking)


Commit to Be Fit is a free fitness and wellness program led by CSUN Kinesiology students four nights per week. The workouts consist of functional cardiovascular and resistance training aimed to get you in shape and help you feel your best. The program is open to CSUN staff, faculty, and community members.

Fitness Program Monday through Thursday 5:30-6:20PM during the fall and spring semesters

For more information about Commit to be Fit  click here


BOTH Albertsons @
19307 Saticoy St./Tampa &
Balboa Nordhoff Shopping Center
9022 Balboa Blvd./Nordhoff

SATURDAY April 1st 1PM-5PM
SUNDAY April 2nd 12PM-4PM

Education on the Edge
-Monday April 3rd
- 7:00pm-8:30pm
-University Student Union, Northridge Center

FREE event but must register HERE

CERT Training is designed to prepare you to protect and help yourself, family, and neighbors in the event of a disaster. This training will teach you basic skills to assist your community in emergency situations where first responders become overwhelmed.

-Wednesdays starting March 8th through April 26th
-Oviatt Library Ferman Presentation Room #81

Register Today

The MataCare Grant exists to help students with unexpected urgent financial needs.

For more information on how to apply click HERE

Disaster Preparedness Academy
California State University Northridge Disaster Preparedness Academy is based on a series of lunchtime workshops that are designed to kick start your readiness for any emergency situation.

Register today at

Healthy Lifestyle - Off Campus Resources

Volunteer Opportunities for the Following Events:
Garden Kick Off at New Academy Elementary at Canoga Park
Hart St. Elementary. Wednesday, March 8th from 9:30am to 1pm. 

For information email:

4-Week Reading program for struggling 1st Grade Students
Starting March 4th from 10am to 12pm running EVERY SATURDAY until the 25th.

Classes held at CDI's Early Learning Center
7260 Owensmouth Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Email Julie Perez at for more information

Taking Control of your Diabetes
Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program
Dates: Fridays, April 21 & 28 and May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017
Time: 8:30a.m.—10:30a.m.
Supplemental Activities:
Dates: Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and July 7, 2017.
Time: 8:30a.m.—10:30a.m.
VCH North Hills Wellness Center
Community Room
9119 Haskell Ave.
North Hills, CA 91343

Community Education Conference 2017
-May 19th 2017
-Discounted Early Bird Pricing
-Only 180 spots available. Register now!

Click HERE for more details

Wellbeing links you might enjoy

Words for Wellbeing

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

 – Eleanor Roosevelt

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