Embajadores de Salud – clossing session

closing session

Embajadores de Salud Summer Lectures was a great success: 6 weeks, 10 topics about health, 15 participants, 11 presenters-faculty, resident, med student and staff from Johns Hopkins-, 2 volunteers, 1 coordinator, 6+ children. Dr. Hale, Director of the Healthy Communities Partnership and Dr. Polk, co-Director of Centro SOL, along with participants made the closing session a memorable one. There is nothing that as a Community we cannot achieve. For your support, participation, interest and commitment, THANK YOU.

Races, walks and health

Embajadores de Salud Yo Puedo

Español Embajadores de Salud is a lay health educational program. It has existed for several years provided to the Baltimore community in English. Thanks to the vision of a Third-year resident at Bayview and the support of Medicine to the Greater Good-MGG- in summer 2013 Embajadores de Salud started with 8 weeks-lectures in Spanish, provided by Hopkins faculty. The pilot had a great acceptance in the community in partnership with Hopkins and local organizations and community advocates. The closing session of the summer program was Mueveton 2013, which was a recruiting opportunity for upcoming ideas. With the support of medical students organizations like Bienestar and … Continue reading

Back to school event!

backpacks 2014

Familias/Families visited Centro SOL for their first time. In one word, adventurous! If you have been to the Bayview campus, and haven’t visited Centro SOL yet, please do so! And try to make it without getting lost! Thank you to the families for their patience and for visiting us! More than 160 kids received their backpack with supplies, as a help to start the new school year! An important issue that was raised, apart from the evident difficulty to find the office, is the language access. Centro SOL is leading team efforts to make healthcare cultural competent, so anyone can access care … Continue reading

Embajadores de Salud – summer lectures

I am afraid, now that I know. But that knowledge is helping me to protect my family and work together to prevent diseases like diabetes or hypertension. – Gabriela According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 25,960 Latinos live in Baltimore city. Centro SOL focuses on the health of Latinos, many of whom have limited access to healthcare. Centro SOL is committed to promote equity in health and opportunity for Latinos at Johns Hopkins and beyond in partnership with Hopkins faculty, students, staff and groups like the Healthy Community Partnership, and community organizations and advocates. Thanks to supporters, presenters and community for their commitment. … Continue reading

Clossing session


Welcome to this closing session of the first year of the Centro SOL Youth Summer program. The goal of the program is to expose bilingual high school students to the medical field by offering meaningful opportunities to work with JHU School of Medicine faculty in clinical settings that serve Latino patients with limited-English proficiency. This year we had 6 students for 5 weeks rotating and shadowing professionals at Johns Hopkins Bayview and East Baltimore Campus. This has been a learning experience, first summer, and still we went far from our goal, meeting great students and future leaders, connecting faculty and … Continue reading

Youth Summer Program – “Interpreting is more of what I thought”

right to interpretation

We think that the best way to evaluate this experience is by asking our participants. Read the first week summary they wrote, if you haven’t done so. Here you can read what our scholars think about professional interpreting, and their life-changing experience. Get yourself surprised and learn from these outstanding students! The interpreters are amazing and dynamic team. They share a bond that even long-time friends have difficulty keeping. [..] Not only did they show us new ways to interact with people but they have showed us that life should be lived to the fullest because not everyone has the pleasure … Continue reading

Nosotros podemos! We can!

As the Embajadores get ready for their first 5K, the motivation and energy grow. Drew have the team jogging, jumping, power-walking and of course enjoying. Committed to improve their health, these moms, women, dads, volunteers and their children share time as community. Teresa runs from her house with their three boys full of energy every Saturday morning for the trainings as she shares her challenge “Fíjese que estos chicos quieren quedarse viendo la tele” And 90 minutes later the proud team ends the almost 2 miles of workouts, as they celebrate in one voice: Nosotros podemos! Join us, every Saturday 9am at … Continue reading

Embajadores de Salud summer lectures

Bienvenidos! Es verano, y una de las cosas que pueden hacer es participar en las charlas de verano! Las charlas del verano 2014 son lideradas por Rachel Kruzan, una Residente de Medicina Interna en Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Summer Lectures are ON! They begin on 7/30 and take place every Wednesday 5:30 – 7:30 at Sacred Heart Church, 600 S. Conkling St. Baltimore, MD 21224 Gratis para toda la familia! Free and for the entire family! Topics Hypertension (Hipertensión) ETS (STDs) Substance abuse (alcohol y otras drogas) Cardiovascular diseases (ataque al corazón, derrame cerebral) Mental Health (depresión y otros problemas … Continue reading

Field trip with Youth Summer Program scholars

It’s June 25, and we are counting down the days for our Youth Summer Program to start! 8 future leaders are getting ready for their training at Johns Hopkins. And Centro SOL is proud to have them on board! See what we did on June 25, as we get ready for the program… Thanks to Success in Style for hosting this field trip.