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

Baltimore Corps Fellow at Centro SOL: Isabel Fernandez

We are delighted to be a Baltimore Corps Visionary Cause Leader, thanks to the leadership and hard-work of our co-Director Dr. Sarah Polk. Centro SOL has joined a list of organizations “building solutions to Baltimore’s most pressing challenges”. Isabel Fernandez Abaunza, Baltimore Corps Fellow, has joined us to support our mission, and strengthen the work that is being done by the Health Policy Workgroup at Centro SOL, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other organizations, working to improve healthcare access for Latinos. I was born in Guadalajara, México and I have dedicated my life … Continue reading

Meet New Esperanza Center Medical Director in partnership with Centro SOL

We are delighted to introduce the new Medical Director of Esperanza Center Clinic, Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Kline. She is an instructor of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where she maintains a primary care practice at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh and completed the Urban Health – Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins. During her medical training, she had the opportunity to work with immigrant patients at several sites in both Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Prior to medical school, she studied Latin American history at Yale University and the University of Maryland … Continue reading

Safe hospital stay – Estadía segura en el hospital

Lo que debe saber para una estadía segura en el hospital es como prepararse para un viaje. Revise esta infografía elaborada por Johns Hopkins International, Departamento de Marketing and Communications, con la colaboración de la Dra. Alicia Arbaje, Departamento de Geriatría, Johns Hopkins. Infographic – Top Things to Know for a Safe Trip to the Hospital (Español) Infographic – Top Things to Know ENGLISH Check out this short infographic about the things you need to know for a safe trip to the hospital.  

2014 the year in review Centro SOL – Infographic

Happy 2015! Feliz 2015! What is Centro SOL? What has our team accomplished in 2014? Learn what we do, where we do it and who we serve and work with…Getting ready for an exceptional 2015! Stay tuned for what’s coming! Thank you for all you do with and for us! Gracias por todo lo que hace con y por nosotros!

Equity in health, one-by-one//Equidad en salud, uno por uno

September 2014: Tengo que trabajar desde las 7 hasta las 7, de ahí es el bus, oiga. No tengo tiempo. Y no califico para el seguro, ya me dijeron. November 2014: Gracias. Ya me dieron las medicinas, y puedo pedir permiso en mi trabajo para ir a las citas. María had untreated hypertension since 2012. In 2014, during a community event of Embajadores de Salud, during the blood pressure screening, we realized that her BP was above normal. She was referred to TAP. Content The Numbers A Solution: TAP Una solución: TAP (Español) Resources/Recursos Flyer/Volante The Numbers It is estimated that … Continue reading