Youth Summer Program it is all about presentations

July 24 .- The Centro Sol Summer Youth Program is well in its course. We are in our fourth week and the students have been pretty busy. Throughout the course of the program, there have been several events as well as research preparation and presentations. If that were not enough, they have also been getting their daily “workouts,” walking through and to the Johns Hopkins campuses, as they get to shadow some of the best physicians, and professional interpreters, this country has seen. They are shining stars! You can see them in action in the following pictures from the last couple … Continue reading

Youth Summer Program receives new cohort

July 10.- This week has been even better with 6 new students for the Centro SOL Youth Summer Program. El “Programa para Jóvenes de Centro SOL” has outstanding bilingual students to expose them to professional experiences in a medical and professional interpretation settings. In less than two weeks since the first students started, they have visited Geriatrics Department at Johns Hopkins Bayview, met with the research team at the Tuberculisis Lab Center, learned and taught about Social Determinants of Health, visited the Simulation Center at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, learned what the Non-invasive DaVinci machine – MISTIC Center does, practice … Continue reading

Youth Summer program started!

June 29.- The first small group of High School Students started the summer program. These students will be playing an important role as Health Leads mentors for the new comers who start on July 7. They will also be getting valuable experience at different Johns Hopkins settings, and learning skills for their future careers. Jennifer wants to become a nurse or a doctor, and Kevin wants to become an geology engineer, how does that sound? For us, it sounds a great future ahead! They are already leaders in the community. Stay tune for more news on our youth summer journal!    

Embajadores de Salud – Summer Lectures

Hola! Last summer, we hosted a series of lectures about health oriented to the community. What is really innovative about this is that they charlas are in Spanish. You may probably know that Baltimore Latino population  has grown over 130% in the last two decades, according to Census 2010. And you may know that Hispanics are more susceptible to disease like diabetes or hypertension. Knowing this fact, increase the prevention chances for our community. Language as a barrier for many Latino immigrants, has easy solutions like providing cultural competent services. These series started in 2013, and due to the well-acceptance among participants, this summer … Continue reading

Community plays key role for education

We all know that our community is integrated by strong members who can overcome any challenge. They are becoming leaders representing their families and their neighbors in pro of their health as partners with experienced providers at Johns Hopkins. This week, our community members took part of a Workshop titled “Teaching Learners to Communicate Effectively with Limited English Proficiency Patients” at “SOM Education Conference from Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) “. This workshop was put together by the Johns Hopkins International – Interpretation Services and Centro SOL, led by Dr. Kathleen Page, and our community members played an important role. The workshop was well received … Continue reading

InterCultura for Health and Future

Did you know that Latino population in Baltimore has increased? Indeed, over 134% in around 10 years. What does this mean? This means a great asset for our city, new culture, new faces, new colors, new traditions, new food…have you tried tacos, enchiladas, pollo a la brasa, mote, tortillas, and so on and on?. Unfortunately, new comers lack access to healthcare and higher education, which has slowed the pace of adapting local services to suit their needs. Hopkins is committed to implement “an innovative model of care”  [..] “aimed at improving the health of populations” and to create a culture of diversity … Continue reading

Presentations in the community

Community outreach and education about health is one of the biggest endeavors with the population Centro SOL works on. We are fortunate to have the support of Hopkins professionals who commit to our mission and to support the community. This time, in partnership with the community at Sacred Heart church in Highlandtown, the Healthy Community Partnership and Johns Hopkins Bayview, along with the Residency Program, in collaboration with staff across Hopkins institutions, we have presentations in the community. Students, residents, faculty and staff share their expertise to educate our community about health. This month’s topic is Lung Health. Parents and … Continue reading

Youth Summer Program 2015

Johns Hopkins Centro SOL Youth Summer School Program – 2015 Announcement  Anuncio en Español Questions? Are you a Spanish/English bilingual high school student in Baltimore? If so, you may be eligible for an exciting summer program at Johns Hopkins working with JHU doctors and helping the Latino community! 5 week program Learn about careers in medicine Support Latino patients receiving care at Hopkins Work with our professional language interpreters Get mentored by Hopkins physicians Receive a $1500 stipend

World AIDS Day en familia, creating awareness about HIV and AIDS one family at a time

December 1 is the World AIDS Day, and thus we wanted to create awareness about the disease and information about what it means to be HIV Positive, who’s in risk and how to prevent it. The HIV Latino Outreach group at the Baltimore City Health Department, led by Dr. Page a co-director of Centro SOL,  is a great success and provides support to hundreds of residents of Baltimore diagnosed HIV positive. As preparation for the day-of, first meeting took place at a local church, during an event organized by a Social Worker at the Baltimore City Health Department. The event … Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration


Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. Source: Celebrate with … Continue reading