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

Centro SOL Seminar – learn how to engage patients in research, a focus on Latinos

Centro SOL presents In collaboration with the Latino Public Health Network Seminar “Engaging Limited English Proficiency Patients in Research: A Focus on Latino Immigrants” Featuring Dr. Lisa Ross DeCamp, MD, MSPH Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Centro SOL and the Center for Child and Community Health Research. Registration form When: February 8th 12-1:15pm Where: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health W4030 615 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore, MD 21205 Goal: Dr. DeCamp will address the inclusion of limited English proficiency participants in research studies, from design to recruitment to implementation Audience: This seminar is intended for graduate students, and faculty from all Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

Salud al Día (Up-to-date health)

Lea este artículo en español. The Latino Family Advisory Board is composed of Spanish-speaking families from the community who are dedicated to helping promote and create better health services for Latino families. When asked about areas for improvement, community board members identified a great need for helping Latino families navigate the healthcare system. Members suggested that a good way to achieve this goal would be through providing families with a text messaging support system. Inspired by the members’ ideas, Dr. Lisa DeCamp, MD, Children’s Medical Practice, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, developed a project to address these needs. The project … Continue reading

Steps in a Safe and Healthy Direction – Pasos – 10/3

10/2/2015 Due to the inclement weather the event has been cancelled. We appreciate your support, and look forward to next year’s event! It’s almost here, after months of planning, meeting, and training. The “Steps” race and community fair takes place on Saturday October 3, 8am-11am 4 days from now at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus, in the parking lot of the 301 Building. The event includes a 5K race and 1 M walk, and a resource fair with services offered to the community for free. Some activities include: basic health preventive screenings, eye screening, community resources, dance session, facepaiting for kids, … Continue reading

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 http://mueveton.wordpress.com

City Uprising – Gallery Church and Centro SOL

City Uprising event at Gallery Church of Baltimore was filled with a lot of energy! it was a rainy Saturday on June 27 in Baltimore, but still the community showed a big committment with the activity, and health care awareness including basic screenings of blood pressure, body mass index, HIV survey, asthma and tobacco, birth companions program, zumba, children games and raffles. Thanks to providers UMM Cancer Center, BCHD Asthma & Tobacco, Bienestar,Centro SOL, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and all the great volunteers, and raffle donors! Thank you Gallery Church of Baltimore for including Centro SOL in this event.  

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

Feria de Salud/Health Fair – Embajadores de Salud

Primera feria para integrar a la comunidad en el equipo de los embajadores de la salud de Johns Hopkins Centro SOL. // First health fair to involve the community in the health ambassadors team from Johns Hopkins Centro SOL. The event will provide at no cost/Servicios proporcionados sin costo: Cardiovascular check/Chequeo cardiovascular (incluye presión) Eye screening/Chequeo de la vista HIV testing/Pruebas de VIH Cancer referrals/Referidos para chequeos de cancer Raffles/Rifas Kids zone/Zona infantil And More!/Y mucho más! Don’t miss an entertaining event for your health! / No se pierda una entretenida mañana por su salud! 1/10/2015, 12-3pm, come to the … Continue reading

2014 the year in review Centro SOL – Infographic

Happy 2015! Feliz 2015! What is Centro SOL? What has our team accomplished in 2014? Learn what we do, where we do it and who we serve and work with…Getting ready for an exceptional 2015! Stay tuned for what’s coming! Thank you for all you do with and for us! Gracias por todo lo que hace con y por nosotros!

Equity in health, one-by-one//Equidad en salud, uno por uno

September 2014: Tengo que trabajar desde las 7 hasta las 7, de ahí es el bus, oiga. No tengo tiempo. Y no califico para el seguro, ya me dijeron. November 2014: Gracias. Ya me dieron las medicinas, y puedo pedir permiso en mi trabajo para ir a las citas. María had untreated hypertension since 2012. In 2014, during a community event of Embajadores de Salud, during the blood pressure screening, we realized that her BP was above normal. She was referred to TAP. Content The Numbers A Solution: TAP Una solución: TAP (Español) Resources/Recursos Flyer/Volante The Numbers It is estimated that … Continue reading