Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center

2019 Week 6: Healthcare/Health Policy

CHANEL LEE | STAR TRACK This week I created a mental health and wellness presentation aimed for young boys in the community. Every month, STAR TRACK gives a presentation to a boys’ guild, and this month, they requested one on mental health. I also created a brochure with quick and…
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2019 Week 5: Healthcare/Health Policy

KRISTIN KNIGHT | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC This week I collaborated with Hilena to make a presentation about the social determinants of health which we presented to a group of high school students. While doing research for this presentation I learned some jarring information. I learned that that there is a difference…
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2019 Week 4: Healthcare/Health Policy

REAH VASILAKOPOULOUS | BALTIMORE HARM REDUCTION COALITION Having worked with BHRC for two (amazing and beautiful) summers puts me in a great position to compare my goals between each experience. By the end of my first summer, I was hoping I would be fully naloxone trained, serve as an effective…
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Week 3: Healthcare/Health Policy

CHANEL LEE | STAR TRACK This week was quite different from others prior. On Wednesday morning, I rode Route 22 on the MTA and traveled to 3701 Cottage Avenue to table at a community health resource fair. There, we offered free HIV testing and gave out condoms, lube, hot sex…
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2019 Week 2: Healthcare/Health Policy

REAH VASILAKOPOULOUS | BALTIMORE HARM REDUCTION COALITION “Well, how far are we willing to go? Where is the line?” Last Monday, BHRC hosted a legislative stakeholder meeting for our bill that would authorize overdose prevention sites (OPS) throughout Maryland. We had introduced it this past session for the 5th year…
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2019 Week 1: Healthcare/Health Policy

ROHINI VERMA | CHASE BREXTON LGBT HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER If I could sum up my first week working at the Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center in one word, I would choose the word: new. This week was my first week working a full-time job, my first week working in…
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2018 Week 6: Neighborhood

ALICIA BADEA | RUTH M. KIRK RECREATION CENTER Every day on my way to and from work, I pass by vacant buildings. As I drive down North Fulton avenue, through Sandtown-Winchester and Harlem Park, there seem to be two to three on every block. This is not an exaggeration. Black…
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2018 Week 5: Neighborhood

ALICIA BADEA | RUTH M. KIRK RECREATION CENTER I am beginning to understand what people mean sometimes when they say they are proud. Of their children. Of their students. Of course, I have felt a similar type of pride for my younger brother, but in our relationship I have long…
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2018 Week 2: Neighborhood

ALICIA BADEA | RUTH M. KIRK RECREATION CENTER There is a great emphasis placed on work. Although it is a recreation center, the idea of work is never far. The expectation is that few-toddlers, and the very elderly-are exempt from contributing their share, as they can. When it comes to…
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2018 Week 1: Neighborhood

ALICIA BADEA | RUTH M. KIRK RECREATION CENTER I’ve underestimated the importance of physical spaces. Their social importance, that is. Having always had access to places to go and activities to do after and during school-which has remained undeniably true at Hopkins-I’ve taken them for granted. Of course, I could…
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