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Your Health Matters OC

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The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) hosts a live, monthly talk show on YouTube and Facebook called “Your Health Matters OC.” The show features healthcare professionals within the HCA and expert guests from within the OC community. Each Episode features a variety of relevant health topics that impact your health and the Orange County community.

Members of the public and media are encouraged to view the webcast live or at your convenience by click on links below! 

Be part of the conversation by submitting questions either in advance or during the show by emailing




Episode #27: Mental Health Awareness, 5/16/23
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Special Guests: Dr. Veronica Kelley, Chief, HCA Mental Health and Recovery Services, and Annette Mugrditchian, Deputy Chief, HCA Mental Health and Recovery Services

Episode #26: Hepatitis
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Time: 6 p.m.
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Episode #25: Food Insecurity, 3/21/23
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Special Guests: An Tran, Director, County of Orange Social Services Agency
Claudia Keller, OC Hunger Alliance
Lambert Lo, Compassion Catalyst, Dwelling Place Anaheim
Joe Perez, Human and Neighborhood Services Manager, City of Anaheim

Episode #24: The Opioid Crisis – Naloxone, 2/21/23
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Special Guests: Glenda Aguilar, HCA Mental Health and Recovery Services
Matthew Kozlov, Business Manager, Recovery Client Lived Experience

Episode #23: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1/17/23
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Special Guests: An Tran, Director of County of Orange Social Services Agency
Hieu Nguyen, Director, Office of Population Health and Equity
Claudia Keller, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, Hunger Alliance

Episode #22: Holiday Safety, 12/13/22
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Special Guests: Michael E. Lekawa, MD
Director, Trauma Services and Surgery, UCI Health
Jennifer Gonzales, MBA, BSN, RN
Director of Trauma Services, OC Global Medical Center

Episode #21: Holiday Mental Wellness, 11/29/22
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Special Guest: Deana Helmy, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MBA, HCA's Mental Health and Recovery Services

Episode #20: Safe and Healthy Food Preparation, 11/15/22
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Special Guest: Patricia A. Ronald Riba, MD, Founder/Medical Director Dr. Riba Health Club, Co-Author, Fit Kids Revolution
Special Guest: Gry Wesenberg, Environmental Health Specialist, OC Health Care Agency
Documents: Food Safety Info, Turkey Safety Info, Recipe Cards

Episode #19: Long COVID and the Medical Impact, 11/1/22
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Special Guest: Dr. Joey Gee, DO, Neurologist, Mission Heritage Medical Group / Providence

Episode #18: Lead Poisoning Prevention, 10/18/22
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Special Guest: Jenafer Forester, REHS, HCA Environmental Health Specialist

Episode #17: Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment, 10/4/22
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Special Guest: Paul H. Coluzzi, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor, UCI Health

Episode #16: Light Up Hope OC - Suicide Prevention - SPECIAL EDITION, 9/20/22
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Special Guests: Community Providers and OC Board of Supervisors

Episode #15: Recovery Month, 9/6/22
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Special Guests: Mark Lawrenz and Donald Keith

Episode #14: Healthy Aging, 8/23/22
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Special Guests: Dr. Jose Mayorga, Executive Medical Director, UC Irvine

Episode #13: Back to School – Health, Sleep, Feelings and Well-Being, 8/9/22
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Guest Speaker, Dr. Patricia websites:,

Episode #12: Kids Health: Nutrition & Exercise,  7/26/22
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Downloadables (PDF): 10 Tips Eating Healthy | 10 Tips for Health Snacks | 10 Tips Healthy Activity | Healthy Water Tips | Help Kids Power Up Overall Health

Episode #11: The Fentanyl Crisis, 7/12/22
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Episode #10: PRIDE Month and Health, 6/28/22
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Episode #9: Men’s Health Month, 6/14/22
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Episode #8: Water and Pool Safety, 5/17/22
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Episode #7: Women & Mental Health, 5/17/22
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Episode #6: Nurses Month, 5/3/22
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Episode #5: STD Awareness, 4/19/22
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Episode #4: Public Health Week & Environmental Health, 4/5/22
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Episode #3: Colorectal Cancer, 3/22/22
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Episode #2: COVID-19 & Its Impact on Mental Health, 3/8/22
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Episode #1: A Conversation About COVID-19, 2/22/22
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