Joy for families to start 2018

Community is our way to celebrate, and that’s how we finished 2017, a challenging year for our community members. Last December 16, 2017, 50 families received presents as part of our Annual Holiday Drive, gifts included toys, winter clothes, and other items requested and very needed by the families we serve. This event was possible thanks to the generous support from donors and volunteers. For more information on the Annual Holiday Drive please contact our office by calling 410-550-1129.

Summer Celebration with el consejo

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

Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 – Gallery

Photos: How did you celebrated the Hispanic Heritage Month? How do you celebrate the Hispanic Heritage? We had a wonderful Hispanic Heritage Month! This is a summary, there are a lot of people involved in this events, to all of them , and the community: THANK YOU! Johns Hopkins Bayview celebrations Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Health of Latinos in Baltimore Seminar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ft. Dr. Kathleen Page, MD, Centro SOL co-Director, and George Escobar, CASA de Maryland   Johns Hopkins students celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Liver Rounds Physical activity to celebrate Hispanic cultures … Continue reading

Liver Round Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration – LMSA – 10/2

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) at Johns Hopkins University, among all their activities make some time for celebrations. In partnership with Centro SOL and the Latino Alliance, a celebration for the Hispanic Heritage Month will be hosted at Johns Hopkins Armstrong Medical Education building. This event is almost a-must this time of the year when faculty, students and staff latinos and/or working with Latinos in Baltimore get together to share experiences and a good time.

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

Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

Ready, set, go!! We are ready to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 “Honoring our heritage. Building our future.”. Kick off took place on September 9 at Johns Hopkins Bayview with a Culture and Arts Day, highlighting local artists. See the full list of festivities in the flyer below. This celebration starts on September 15 to October 15, and was set to “recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture” –

Muevetón (Move-it-on!) Sept. 19

This year, Muevetón is presented by Friends of Patterson Park, Centro SOL, and Living Classrooms Foundation at Patterson Park. The event is sponsored by Medicine for the Greater Good at Johns Hopkins Bayview in collaboration with B’More for Healthy Babies and Esperanza Center. We are thankful to all the collaborators, sponsors and volunteers who are part of the event. To be a volunteer at Mueveton please fill out this form (link), we will contact you with more details. Thank you! Saturday, September 19, 9am – 12noon   For more information visit

Report: Latino Family Advisory Board, 4 years listening to patients

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

Light the Labyrinth through Art

On June 2, the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center was celebrating the 15th Anniversady of the Labyrith through Art. It was a Hopkins community effort to bring such great talent to this celebration. We had a singer, a violinist and young photographers. Thanks to all who contributed to make this event a memorable one. Gracias a la comunidad por su participación! See some pictures of the event below:

Recetas saludables/healthy recipes

The Embajadores de Salud (Health Ambassadors) program is focused on improving the community well-being by promoting healthy habits. Participants learn about health including nutrition. Currently, participants include entire families who want to learn more about their own health. Last month, the team had their first Healthy Recipes/Recetas Saludables Contest. 6 great plates made with ingredients from daily kitchen, brought the team together to eat, have fun and promote healthy eating. The recipes are in English and Spanish. They were reviewed by a nursing student, and a judging panel of Hopkins members along with community participants, choose their favorite and healthy plate. … Continue reading