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

Latino Health Conference 2017

Latino Health Conference 2017 The Values of Latino Health Research during Changing Times **El Valor de la Investigación en Salud Latina durante Tiempos de Cambio** May 11, 2017 William H Welch Medical Library 2nd floor, 1900 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205 Please note that registration is required. To reserve your seat click here or the image below. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and materials for the conference. Proceeds go to sponsor a high school student in the Centro SOL Summer Scholars Program Centro SOL and the Urban Health Institute cordially invite you to the 2017 Latino Health Conference. This year’s theme is … Continue reading

Annual Health Fair

Since 2015, Centro SOL has hosted an annual health fair early in the year, to kick off healthy resolutions for our families. In 2017, the annual health fair has the “health resources for all” (recursos de salud para todos) theme, to empower the community to utilize existing resources and to prevent conditions like diabetes or hypertension. In response to the growing Latino population in the Bayview/Greektown/Highlandtown and Dundalk areas, the health fair will take place at John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School. With the strongest support of The Judy Center at John Ruhrah and the Community School Coordinator Office. We are thankful … Continue reading

Latinos en América después de las elecciones – Foro

As part of the Forum about Race presented by Johns Hopkins University, on November 30, 2016, professionals serving Latinos in Baltimore came together to discuss what it looks the present the the future after the election. The original version in English of this article can be accessed at http://hub.jhu.edu/2016/12/01/latinos-in-america-post-election/. La versión en español se encuentra debajo de la imagen.   Panelistas exploran la identidad Latina, y sus retos en los Estados Unidos después de la elección Por Katie Pearce —– ¿Cómo se sienten los Latinos después de la elección? Un panel de profesionales que sirven a la población Latina se reunieron … Continue reading

Muevetón – Move it on 2016 – another great success for health and community

On September 17, on its fourth anniversary, Muevetón  opened with a 5K fun race at Patterson Park. The event received around 300 neighbors, adults and families, who enjoyed of a free healthy breakfast, health resources, physical activity, giveaways, and more. With more than 20 providers, this annual event was presented by Friends of Patterson Park, Living Classrooms and Centro SOL, and sponsored for second consecutive year by Medicine for the Greater Good at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Thank you all for your support and participation at 2016 Muevetón/Move it on! Here is a sneak peek of the event. Adelanto de todas … Continue reading

Mes de la Herencia Hispana – Hispanic Heritage Month

Cada año durante el mes del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre desde 1968, en los Estados Unidos se celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Esta festividad reconoce las contribuciones y la presencia importante de Hispanos y Latinoamericanos en los Estados Unidos y celebra si herencia y cultura. Every year on September 15 to October 15 since 1968, in the U.S. we celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month. This festivity recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Centro SOL has celebrated this month with … Continue reading

Spring in Community

Spring brings busy months for us, with several events at Hopkins and in the community to promote equity in health and opportunity for Latinos. That is why Spring is definitely one of our favorite seasons! Here are some highlights. Si usted asistió al Día del Niño o a la Feria Latina, estaremos rifando estos regalos como aprecio por seguirnos. Siga la página de Facebook JHCENTROSOL para estar al tanto de todo lo que pasa en la comunidad. Y cuéntenos cómo cuida de su salud y la de su familia.  

American Red Cross: The Migration Conference

On March 16 2016, Centro SOL has the opportunity to be part of the Migration Conference organized by the American Red Cross “Community Resilience: Evolving Perspective and Approaches to Migration”. During this conference, our codirector was the master of ceremonies, serving not only to introduce the panels, and speakers, but also as a representative of the hard work done by our center: Dr. Sarah Polk, MD, MPH, Medical Director, JHBMC Children’s Medical Practice, and CoDirector, Centro SOL. “Migration is beautiful” Walter Cotte Witingan, Regional Director for Latin America, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, summarized a day … Continue reading

Latino Health Conference 2016

Latino Youth: A Glimpse Into Baltimore’s Future Welcome to the Latino Health Conference 2016 homepage You will need to register to attend this conference. To register please click (registration closed) If you need reduced fee please contact us by April 25, before purchasing your tickets, providing a description for your request. Funding is limited and we cannot guarantee that all who apply will receive this grant. Thursday May 12, 2016, 8am-4pm Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224 Media Release/Nota de Prensa (español debajo) Latino Youth: A Glimpse into Baltimore’s Future: a conference sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Centro SOL and the Urban … Continue reading

Centro SOL -Bienestar Health Fair – Gallery

Los mejores momentos de la Feria de Salud 2016 Favorite moments of the Health Fair 2016 Closing National Heart Month This year’s event was themed around the National Heart Month to create awareness about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity to prevent heart disease and diabetes. This event was also a celebration of our community and its diversity. We are thankful for all the organizations that provided free services, and the hardwork of volunteers. In  addition, we thank the John Ruhrah school for facilitating the process, and the Judy Center for providing so many resources.  Extremadamente agradecidos por … Continue reading