Community Outreach

Community outreach programs

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California sponsors a number of outreach programs to educate the community and raise awareness about its services. All programs are offered free of charge to the public.

For information, call 916-453-2018.

Safety begins at home logoBurn prevention programs

Teaching children and families how to prevent the devastating effects of burn injuries is an important part of the Shriners Hospital mission. The burn team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California makes learning fun with Safety Begins at Home, an interactive prevention program geared to Kindergarten through third grade audiences. The program includes a media presentation, a visit from local firefighters and interactive games facilitated by prevention mascots Ben and Ali. Students who attend receive a prevention t-shirt and coloring book. Teachers are invited to engage students beyond the program with prevention games and other exercises. As part of its Be Burn Aware campaign, Shriners Hospitals for Children has put safety tips and burn prevention information at your fingertips.

Careers in health care

Professionals working at our Northern California Shriners Hospital introduce high school and college students to many different careers in health care in this popular program, which is scheduled throughout the year. All programs include an introduction on Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California and its unique mission, an inspirational video and presentation by a Northern California Shriners Hospital staff member on a career in health care. Nursing, physical and occupational therapy, diagnostic imaging, orthotics and prosthetics, health information management, therapeutic recreation, respiratory therapy and infection control are among the many careers highlighted in the program. Students 16 and older are invited to tour the hospital following the presentations. All programs begin at 10 a.m., in the hospital auditorium. Reservations are required.

Call: 916-453-2018.

Lunchtime lectures

In keeping with Shriners Hospitals’ mission to advance the lives of children through treatment, teaching and research, the Lunchtime lecture at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is organized to engage and educate health care professionals and the community at large. Lectures are free.

Reservations are not required. Brown bag lunches are welcome, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For topics and lecture dates, please call 916-453-2041 or email.

Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
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