#DACA – Centro SOL Special Announcement

Querida comunidad, El anuncio de hoy con respecto a DACA va a impactar a muchos, incluyendo amigos y familiares. El efecto de esta decisión sobre las vidas de jóvenes Latinos persiguiendo sus sueños, ayudando a nuestras comunidades, y siendo líderes con su ejemplo, es devastador. Por favor sepan que en Centro SOL seguiremos apoyándolos en la manera que podamos, y haremos lo posible para luchar contra esta injusticia. Dras. Kathleen Page and Sarah Polk, co-directoras y el equipo de Centro SOL Dear Community, The announcement about DACA will impact many, including friends and relatives. In fact, this decision about the … 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

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

Baltimore Corps Fellow at Centro SOL: Isabel Fernandez

We are delighted to be a Baltimore Corps Visionary Cause Leader, thanks to the leadership and hard-work of our co-Director Dr. Sarah Polk. Centro SOL has joined a list of organizations “building solutions to Baltimore’s most pressing challenges”. Isabel Fernandez Abaunza, Baltimore Corps Fellow, has joined us to support our mission, and strengthen the work that is being done by the Health Policy Workgroup at Centro SOL, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other organizations, working to improve healthcare access for Latinos. I was born in Guadalajara, México and I have dedicated my life … Continue reading

Latino Health Conference 2015

Land of Opportunity? Latino Immigrants and the Affordable Care Act Watch The Johns Hopkins Centro SOL and the Urban Health Institute announce the Latino Health Conference “Land of Opportunity? Latino Immigrants and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)”. This event will provide a dynamic forum for speakers and attendees to discuss challenges and opportunities associated with changes in the healthcare system and the rapid growth of the Latino community in Maryland. The conference will bring together scholars, policy experts, clinicians, and community advocates interested in improving access and quality of healthcare for Latino immigrants and their families. El Centro SOL y … Continue reading