Muevetón – Move it on 2016 – another great success for health and community

On September 17, on its fourth anniversary, Muevetón  opened with a 5K fun race at Patterson Park. The event received around 300 neighbors, adults and families, who enjoyed of a free healthy breakfast, health resources, physical activity, giveaways, and more. With more than 20 providers, this annual event was presented by Friends of Patterson Park, Living Classrooms and Centro SOL, and sponsored for second consecutive year by Medicine for the Greater Good at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Thank you all for your support and participation at 2016 Muevetón/Move it on! Here is a sneak peek of the event. Adelanto de todas … Continue reading

National Volunteer Week

April 20.- The SOURCE group at Johns Hopkins, that dedicates to work with students and community organizations for a better Baltimore, recognized the work made by our Bienestar student group. Congratulations! ¡Felicidades! We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to our volunteers who with profound dedication help us achieve our mission, Queremos dar las gracias de corazón a todos nuestros voluntarios que con profunda dedicación nos ayudan a trabajar por nuestra misión, promover igualdad y oportunidad para los Latinos en asociación con Johns Hopkins y nuestros vecinos.  

Heart Month – February Raffle Winner

Our friend Daicy, who liked us on social media, is the winner of the raffle basket of healthy foods. This prize was raffled among all the new friends who joined the Centro SOL team during the heart month Daicy, from Ecuador, is a mother of two, she and her family live in the greektown area in front of the hospital at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Challenges like affordability, and language, and mix immigrant status at home, make very difficult for these families to access healthcare resources. Centro SOL in collaboration with local organizations, and Johns Hopkins bases groups like Bienestar, … Continue reading

Centro SOL -Bienestar Health Fair – Gallery

Los mejores momentos de la Feria de Salud 2016 Favorite moments of the Health Fair 2016 Closing National Heart Month This year’s event was themed around the National Heart Month to create awareness about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity to prevent heart disease and diabetes. This event was also a celebration of our community and its diversity. We are thankful for all the organizations that provided free services, and the hardwork of volunteers. In  addition, we thank the John Ruhrah school for facilitating the process, and the Judy Center for providing so many resources.  Extremadamente agradecidos por … Continue reading

Embajadores de Salud improving the health of Latino families

Our Embajadores de Salud program is committed to educate and improve the community well-being. The program started as a series of lectures back in 2013 with a handful of people. Today, the program has several components including Yo Puedo, a wellness program based on health education and physical activity, Charlas en la comunidad, that provides lectures around health topics of interest for the Latino community, and Summer Lectures, a condensed series of lectures on health topics offered by doctors and Hopkins students, during the summer, hosted in a faith based organization. The program counts with more than 40 consistent Spanish-speaking participants, and … Continue reading

Feria de Salud – Health Fair

New date-Nueva fecha: 2/27/2016 If you had the chance to join us at the Health Fair in 2015, you know the big success it was! In partnership with organizations and individuals who care about the health of the Latino Community, this event is taking place again on 2016! We are ready to welcome the new year with healthier goals. We are happy to kick-off during this event the Embajadores de Salud Program to Prevent Diabetes, and improve health and well-being of our Latino neighbors. Our host this time is John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School and the Judy Center. The school has over … Continue reading

The Heart Walk – La Caminata del Corazón 2015

Everything you need to know to attend the Heart Walk, Caminata por el Corazón 2015 this Sat. Oct. 10 at Camden Yards, Baltimore (Versión en español debajo) Please Join team Embajadores de Salud. It’s free. If the link doesn’t work, please go to greaterbaltimoreheartwalk.org/ >> Register Now for the Heart Walk >> Join a Team >> Select Company: Johns Hopkins Bayview >> Click Embajadores de Salud Join Team. Then follow instructions to complete info. A shuttle will be leaving 8am at these locations: The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: … Continue reading

Steps in a Safe and Healthy Direction – Pasos – 10/3

10/2/2015 Due to the inclement weather the event has been cancelled. We appreciate your support, and look forward to next year’s event! It’s almost here, after months of planning, meeting, and training. The “Steps” race and community fair takes place on Saturday October 3, 8am-11am 4 days from now at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus, in the parking lot of the 301 Building. The event includes a 5K race and 1 M walk, and a resource fair with services offered to the community for free. Some activities include: basic health preventive screenings, eye screening, community resources, dance session, facepaiting for kids, … Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month Mayor’s Award

Meet Drew White (a.k.a. Andrés Blanco) Drew White is a medical student at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, currently taking a year off to pursue a Master in Public Health. He has been a great resource for the community. He leads the Hopkins students association called Bienestar which has provided TB information and vaccines in collaboration with the BCHD. He also supports the Embajadores de Salud wellness group with Centro SOL. In addition, Drew has volunteered at several community events, providing health talks in Spanish and informational sessions in the community. At Hopkins he participates and organizes fairsto bridge the Hopkins … Continue reading

Adiós Summer, Welcome Otoño

This summer has been powerful, full of activites with and for our community. The Embajadores de Salud program was open on vacation, and will be during the Fall. See some of the things we did this summer, and join us for an exciting new season! We are thankful for the commitment our community has to their health, generous donors who provided household items and bikes,  and also the wonderful volunteers who help us and share their knowledge with the community.