June 8.- The Latino Family Advisory Board had their last meeting of the school year. They discussed about the new Care-A-Van design, a very dynamic conversation around what and how the new mobile unit should have to welcome community. The celebration was also a farewell for the Centro SOL Research Scholar, Doris Valenzuela, who heads to her hometown Portland, OR to pursue her career in medicine. The Centro SOL team wishes the families of our consejo a great and healthy summer, and Doris a successful career! ¡Feliz y saludable verano a las miembros de nuestro consejo y a Doris le … Continue reading
Inspired to Inspire: Champions and Visionaries Award – Issued by the Baltimore’s Mayor Inspirado a Inspirar: Campeones y Visionarios – Otorgado por Alcaldesa de Baltimore (English below) Flor es un ejemplo de mujer que inspira a los demás. Su título es de Master en Trabajo Social,pero ella hace mucho más que eso. La verdadera pasión de Flor es el empoderamiento de los demás. Su profundo compromiso para hacer a otros crecer ha sido demostrado en sus más de 20 años de trabajo con las mujeres y familias de Baltimore incluyendo 16 años trabajando con víctimas de violencia doméstica. Flor ha … Continue reading
It is becoming a tradition, the Latino Family Advisory Board advisors are invited to the Global Health TIME course each year. The goal is to provide an thourough insight about healthcare access for Latinos, and immigrants in general, in Baltimore city. Our “consejeras” Maura and Catalina, were part of the 2016 panel on 2/23, along with Dr. Kathleen Page – Centro SOL co-Director, Flor Giusti – Social Worker at the Children’s Medical Practice at Johns Hopkins Bayview, Patricia Letke – Physician Assistant, Care-A-Van, and Doris Valenzuela Araujo – Research Assistant at Centro SOL.
The Latino Family Advisory Board (LFAB) has been very active since its creation four years ago. The board follows a unique model, not only working on research, but also strengthening community-building, and promoting cultural competency among Johns Hopkins staff. Two manuscripts have been released at the end of 2015, highlighting this program, the model, and the outcomes. We invite you to check them out: First one titled Engagement of Limited English Proficient Latino Families: Lessons Learned from Advisory Board Development published in the Prog Community Health Partnership Journal. Second article Voice and a Vote: The Advisory Board Experiences of Spanish-Speaking Latina Mothers published in the … Continue reading
Lea este artículo en español. The Latino Family Advisory Board is composed of Spanish-speaking families from the community who are dedicated to helping promote and create better health services for Latino families. When asked about areas for improvement, community board members identified a great need for helping Latino families navigate the healthcare system. Members suggested that a good way to achieve this goal would be through providing families with a text messaging support system. Inspired by the members’ ideas, Dr. Lisa DeCamp, MD, Children’s Medical Practice, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, developed a project to address these needs. The project … Continue reading
Latino Family Advisory Board Yearly Report, 2014-2015 Lea el reporte en español haciendo clic en este enlace Our Consejo Our Latino Family Advisory Board ( El Consejo de Familias Latinas) is composed of Spanish –speaking families from the community who are dedicated to helping promote and create better health services to meet Latino families’ needs. Our monthly meetings are an opportunity for researchers, pediatricians and social workers from the Bayview Children’s Medical Practice (CMP) to meet with families that receive care at the clinic and talk about the challenges Latinos face in receiving health care. The Consejo was established in 2011 … Continue reading