Outdoor Health Pavilion
Hands-On Activities to Inform Lifelong Health

 

The Health Pavilion featured science-based activities and hands-on health and wellness resources to help keep you well for life. 

ASK THE EXPERTS

Birth and Beyond: Reproductive and Sexual Health
Learn how sexual and reproductive health care is essential to overall well-being throughout your life span. The Stanford Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology provides vital care at every stage of a person’s life, encompassing family planning, prenatal care, gynecological health, and much more.

Cancer Care Services—Cancer Screenings
While cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, early detection through screenings can save lives. Learn how to screen yourself for breast cancer and find resources on screening options, risk factors, and how preventive screenings can improve overall health outcomes.

Clinical Advice Services
As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have 24/7 access to our team of highly skilled and dedicated registered nurses. Whether you need help with symptom assessment, chronic disease management, medication questions and refills, mental health support, or post-hospitalization care coordination, we’re here to help you whenever you need us.

Guest Services: Navigation Bar
The Navigation Bar helps ensure a positive experience for patients and their families as they move through Stanford Health Care. Navigators are equipped with the knowledge and tools to assist in a wide variety of areas, including wayfinding, clinic and physician searches, billing, referrals, MyHealth enrollment, and assistance with health insurance questions.

Hands-On Healing: Stanford Hand Center
Improve your understanding of the intricate dynamics of your hand and upper extremities—mainly how nerve-related issues impact function and pain—from Stanford hand therapists and hand surgeons. You’ll gain invaluable insights into maintaining optimal “hand harmony,” learning practical strategies to alleviate discomfort, and enhancing functionality for a more fulfilling everyday life.

Interpreter Services
Interpreter Services provides language access services to Stanford Health Care patients, family, and friends who speak a language other than English. Professional signed and spoken language interpretation is always available free of charge for any encounter you may have with a staff member or provider. Connect with our professionally trained staff and communicate with your care team in your preferred language.

Online Second Opinion Program
Patients around the globe can access Stanford Medicine’s world-class care through the Online Second Opinion Program, allowing them to make more informed decisions when facing complex medical issues. Through the program, Stanford Medicine experts are available to review adult and pediatric patients’ medical records, including diagnoses, imaging, and test results, before sending personalized treatment recommendations. Learn more about the types of opinions offered and the multiple specialties available through the program.

Our Voice: Citizen Science for Health Equity
Want to become an agent of change? The Our Voice Initiative activates the power of people to build healthier and more vibrant communities. Using the Our Voice Discovery Tool mobile app, local “citizen scientists” document features of their communities that impact their ability to lead healthier lives. They then review their findings, prioritize areas for change, and mobilize to promote improvements supporting community health.

Participate in Stanford Research
Find out about studies happening at Stanford and join the Stanford Research Registry! The registry connects people like you with teams conducting cutting-edge research to improve health and well-being for all.

Patient & Family Partner Program
Learn how patients, families, and caregivers are helping to transform Stanford Health Care to provide an inclusive care experience for all. The Patient & Family Advisory Council ensures the voices of patients and families are heard by staff, physicians, and leadership to provide insights and recommendations to enhance the patient and caregiver experience through medical education curriculum and programming.

PRIDEnet
Learn more about PRIDEnet’s work catalyzing LGBTQIA+ health research, including how you can enroll in The PRIDE Study and the All of Us Research Program.

Stanford Blood Center
Are you the Stanford type? Donate blood and save a life.

Stanford Chariot Program—Virtual Reality
The Stanford Chariot Program uses virtual reality to help capture patients’ imaginations while they receive medical care at Stanford Health Care. Immersive technology helps alleviate patients' pain and stress and accelerates recovery from surgery, whether undergoing anesthesia or getting a flu shot.

Stanford Stroke Center
Learn how lifestyle choices can help reduce your risk of stroke and how the acronym BE FAST can help you recognize when someone might be experiencing one.

Stanford Urology
Urological conditions such as kidney stones, prostate enlargement, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and urologic cancers are often ignored or overlooked, but early diagnosis and intervention can make a major difference in a patient’s outcome and quality of life. Learn about the latest research, clinical trials, and treatments for all aspects of urologic care.

Sustainability and Health Care
Human and environmental health are inextricably linked. The Stanford Health Care Sustainability Program works to improve Stanford Medicine’s conservation efforts and reduce environmental impacts for a more sustainable, healthy future.

BASIC BLEEDING CONTROL

Stop the Bleed | Stanford Trauma Service
Learn how to care for a severely injured person until first responders arrive—and provide lifesaving care when mere minutes count. The Stanford Trauma Service teaches basic bleeding-control techniques from Stop the Bleed, a nationwide program designed to empower civilian bystanders to act quickly and save lives.

CPR & CHOKING RESPONSE

Center for Education & Professional Development: Life Support Training Center
The Stanford Health Care Life Support Training Center is an authorized American Heart Association training center that teaches the community how to respond confidently in an emergency. Help save a life through interactive demonstrations, including:

• Hands-only CPR training
• Hands-only CPR + AED training
• Choking victim response

HEART HEALTH MATTERS

Cardiovascular Health
From prevention pointers for avoiding cardiac problems to tips and information for those living with heart conditions, our team of cardiovascular specialists can provide you with expert advice to help you take control of your heart health. You can also discover:

• Free online resources to help you make heart-healthy choices in your daily life
• Information about how to participate in clinical trials
• How in-person and online fitness programs can be tailored to help you meet your cardiac rehabilitation goals

HeartFit For Life
Our in-person and online fitness programs deliver personalized, holistic, and safe cardiac rehabilitation to ensure our members receive the individualized care and support they need on their journey to heart health. Our comprehensive services include:        

• Nurse supervision and counseling
• A medically supervised exercise program available both virtually and on-site
• Risk factor education and counseling for diabetes, blood pressure, stress, and nutrition
• A supportive community

REACH for CLEAN Air!
Learn more about the effects of environmental pollutants such as tobacco, e-cigarettes, air pollution, and wildfires on heart health? Our researchers at the CLEAN Lab and Halpern-Felsher REACH Lab have been working on reducing substance use among adolescents and young adults and reducing environmental toxins to prevent cardiovascular disease.

INJURY PREVENTION
Did you know that most injuries are preventable? Injury-prevention professionals from Stanford Health Care and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health can teach you and your family how to avoid common—yet preventable—injuries, both in your home and while out doing activities such as walking and biking. Experts from Impact Teen Drivers will teach you how to keep your teen driver safe on the road.

Chao Lab—Gun Safety
The Chao Lab is catalyzing gun safety education research through the PLEDGE campaign. Enroll in the campaign to learn how to reduce firearm injury through school-based education. Come by and share your suggestions on critical gun safety information PLEDGE should prioritize.

KIDS MATTER

BRIDGE Lab
The BRIDGE Lab is dedicated to researching the effect of altered genetics on brain development and neuropsychiatric conditions to improve children's mental health and development. Discover how we are bridging the gap between rare genetics research and enhancing the lives of those affected by neuropsychiatric conditions.

HOPE Project
The HOPE project aims to harness multiple modalities to explore the causes of pregnancy loss. Our research uses molecular profiling, machine learning, and whole genome sequencing of the mother, the father, and past pregnancies to explain and predict recurrent pregnancy loss. If you and your partner have experienced such a loss, please join our study, and contribute to our efforts.

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
Learn how you can support Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. Every dollar raised supports care, comfort, and cures for patients and families at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford!

Maternal & Child Health Research Institute
Discover how Stanford advances innovative research to solve the greatest health challenges facing pregnant women and children.

Pediatric Health Mindset Lab
The Pediatric Health Mindset Laboratory aims to help kids and their families better understand the psychological processes that allow them to be conscious of their own health. Explore the lab's work on health mindsets and how the Growth Mindset Theory harnesses the power of one's beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions to affect health outcomes.

Stanford Child Wellness Lab
During the pandemic, many children were exposed to adverse childhood experiences or early life adversity, leading to a mental health crisis. Learn how our upcoming study will assess the interactions of adverse and positive childhood experiences on the psychological development of preschool-aged children. Families can connect with our Community Advisory Board members and ask questions about our research.

Wraparound Surgical Care
Learn how Stanford Medicine Children's Health and our community are making surgery a less stressful experience for children and families. Your experience and voice are crucial in advancing cutting-edge surgical treatments and improving children's surgical care.

LONGEVITY MATTERS

Stanford Lifestyle Medicine Program
Are you overwhelmed by the massive amounts of information on healthy aging? Stanford Lifestyle Medicine translates evidence-based health and wellness research into accessible content for all. Discover the latest information and recommendations to help you stay well throughout the years.

Stanford WELL for Life
Do you want to live well? Are you seeking to lead a more meaningful and satisfying life? Are you looking for evidence-based tips to improve your health? Visit us at Stanford WELL for Life and learn practical ways to enhance your well-being.

MEDICINE & THE ARTS

Stanford Medical Humanities & the Arts
Learn more about the many exciting programs sponsored by the Medical Humanities and the Arts Program (Medicine & the Muse), including a Stanford Medicine Chorus, Stanford Medicine Orchestra, Storytelling & Medicine Summer Scholar Program, Art & Anatomy Summer Program, Writers’ Workshops, Literature & Medicine Dinner and Discussion Series, and more.

NUTRITION MATTERS

Cookbooks and Nutrition Resources
Finding resources to improve your nutrition has never been easier! Stanford Health Library’s offerings—cookbooks, digital resources, and personalized research conducted by our medical librarians—can help to kick-start your nutrition goals.

Heart-Healthy Cooking Demo
Download the salad recipe from the cooking demonstration by Stanford Hospital Chef Isaac Karachepone and dietitian Elise Freche, MS, RD, CNSC.

McLaughlin Lab—Join a Study for Diabetes or Weight Loss!
The McLaughlin Lab for Clinical and Translational Metabolic Research invites individuals who have pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or those who are interested in learning more about weight loss to join our ongoing research studies. Our program offers valuable insights into your metabolism and how lifestyle interventions, continuous glucose monitoring, dietitian support, and new treatments like Mounjaro can help with weight loss.

Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine
At Stanford's Center for Integrative Medicine, we provide a comprehensive range of treatments that integrate traditional medical therapies with evidence-based and holistic approaches that incorporate integrative and functional medicine, hypnosis, psychotherapy, and acupuncture to assist patients in managing chronic diseases.

Stanford Clinical Nutrition Services
The Department of Clinical Nutrition at Stanford Medicine and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health will show you how simple diet changes can make everyday meals more nutritious.

PAWS: PET ASSISTED WELLNESS AT STANFORD
Stanford’s therapy dogs help patients during their hospital stay.

WELLNESS MATTERS

AC Care Alliance
AC Care Alliance is a community-based partnership program helping patients and their caregivers bridge the gap between health care delivery systems and treatment management. Expanding into San Francisco, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties, AC Care Alliance seeks to empower, encourage, and advocate for individuals with advanced illness as they navigate their care planning by providing trusted referrals, resources, and specially designed tools.

Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE)
Gain insights into unique health challenges faced by people of Asian descent by exploring CARE’s upcoming health and education events.

Stanford Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Whether you’re new to exercise or looking to improve your routine, the therapists at Stanford Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation can help.

Understanding Your Health
The Stanford Health Education, Engagement, and Promotion team is here to help everyone become active participants in their health and health care. We work with you to understand your unique health care needs and connect you and your loved ones to free and low-cost programs and services, such as classes and lectures, support groups, books, and offerings from community organizations. Our team can help you:

·       Speak with a physician, health librarian, and other experts to learn how to access trustworthy information.
·       Discuss approaches to daily life when you’re living with a serious illness.
·       Make informed decisions about your health and health care needs.
·       Find support groups and resources for those caring for someone with a medical need.
·       Find treatment programs for addiction.

YOGAX AT STANFORD PSYCHIATRY
Explore guided meditation, movement, and mindfulness you can practice at home.