(video) DACA: At the Crossroads of Advocacy, Equity, and Health

Oct. 6 – The Health Advocacy Workgroup at Centro SOL and the Office of Public Health Practice and Training at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health presented this event to discuss history of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and how it impacts Baltimore, immigration and human rights, and the impact that immigration status has on health. The goal was to educate and to empower professionals who may come across temporary status holders to take action in supporting them. Watch below the full panel presentation featuring: George Escobar, Senior Director, Human Services, CASA de Maryland Leonard Rubenstein, JD, Director of … Continue reading

Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Are you a future leader in public health? Bloomberg Master of Public Health Fellows Program The Bloomberg Fellows Program is a groundbreaking initiative to provide world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the United States. When fully implemented, each year, 50 fellows will receive full-tuition scholarships to attain the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School’s Master of Public Health (MPH), the most well-known and respected public health degree in the world. Following graduation, Bloomberg Fellows will work for at least one year for such organizations, putting their new skills to use. These individuals and organizations will then join a … Continue reading

Special issue: Summer Summary

Bloomberg American Health Initiative Centro SOL has become part of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative as our program coordinator Monica Guerrero Vazquez is one of the eight fellows to earn a master of public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The fellowship program represents an innovative way to train the next generation of public health leaders, as it requires not only a commitment to public health practice from the students, but also a commitment of collaboration from the organizations for which they already work. Monica will be collaborating with Centro SOL in her new role and will return … Continue reading

Monica Guerrero Vazquez, Centro SOL – awarded Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Media contacts: Dori Henry Bloomberg American Health Initiative (410) 614-2564; Dhenry21@jhu.edu Stephanie Desmon (410) 955-7619; sdesmon1@jhu.edu BLOOMBERG FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED TO EIGHT STUDENTS FROM ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health today announced its inaugural class of fellows. These eight students will receive full scholarships to earn a master of public health degree from the Bloomberg School and have committed to returning to their communities to apply their new knowledge and skills to address some of the nation’s toughest public health challenges. The Bloomberg Fellows program represents an innovative way … Continue reading

Johns Hopkins – Anuncio sobre estudiantes indocumentados residentes en los Estados Unidos en la universidad

En un anuncio que se hizo público el pasado Lunes 19 de diciembre de 2016, el presidente Ronald J. Daniels y el rector Snil Kumar de la Universidad de Johns Hopkins, emitieron un comunicado sobre los estudiantes indocumentados que residen en los Estados Unidos y estudian en la Universidad. El anuncio completo lo puedes encontrar en la publicación HUB. En el anuncio se indica: Que Johns Hopkins se ha unido a varias universidades del país en un llamado de atención a los líderes para defender y expandir el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA). Que la … Continue reading

Vouchers to get flu shots – cupón para vacuna de la gripe

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Minority Health HHS and Walgreens collaborate to provide more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers for uninsured and underinsured Americans as flu season kicks off. Read press release Download flyer Cupones para obtener vacunas de la gripe Patient calls: 1 800 925 4733 Selects option for Spanish or English Selects option “Otra opción”/”Other option” as the reason for calling Representative will answer the phone in English Patient indicates they don’t speak English, and representative makes the connection with interpreter line It may take a while (patient must be … Continue reading

Summer Program new team member!

Giselle Ruiz is the new assistant coordinator for the High School Summer Program, she will be working closely with the high school students, in an improved and larger summer program. My name is Giselle Ruiz and I am from Waller, Texas. I am a rising sophomore at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Latin American Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. I am the daughter of immigrant parents with an aspiration of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon that is willing to help the Hispanic community in need. Senior year in high school, I took classes outside of the high school to … Continue reading

BCPS CEO April Letter – Carta del Director Ejecutivo de Escuelas de Baltimore

April 22, 2016 Dear City Schools Students, Families, Community Members, and Friends, The end of April marks the one-year anniversary of the unrest following Freddie Gray’s death. It will be a challenging time for Baltimore. I am writing to share with you the resources we will have in place to support students and staff and the changes the district has made to help students learn from last April’s events. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is, and always will be, our primary concern. Social workers and mental health professionals are available at every school for students who … Continue reading

Testimonios support group is getting ready for its third year!

Great news for our families, Testimonios the mental health support group for Latino adults, will be planning to continue for its third consecutive year. April 6, 2016 .- The Executive Committee met to deliverate about the progress, and other key factors for the future of the program which is undergoing an evaluation. The committee unanimously decided to continue offer services for the next semester – May – October’16. The Executive Committee will meet again later this year to re-evaluate the continuation for the second semester of the program’s third year – November’16 – April’17. The prevision is optimistic, and the program will be planning operations until the end of April 2017. Thank you … Continue reading

Corazon Sano – Healthy Heart

Febrero es el Mes Nacional del Corazón Envíanos tus preguntas sobre la salud del corazón en nuestra página de Facebook o enviando un email a centrosol@jhmi.edu. Las preguntas no son parte de una consulta médica, y son meramente informativas. Visite a su médicos para problemas de salud. Send us your questions by commenting on our Facebook page or sending an email to centrosol@jhmi.edu. Questions are not part of a medical consultation, and are merely informative. Visit your doctor for any health issues. Concurso Corazón Sano Bases del Concurso Gustar la página de Facebook de Centro SOL (JHCENTROSOL) Subir un video … Continue reading