Esperanza Center

2018 Week 6: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, I attended a Testing and Linkage to Care training at the Health Department to become a rapid HIV tester. The training was well-organized and insightful and I was able to meet many individuals who were doing…
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2018 Week 5: Healthcare and Health Policy

REAH VASILAKOPOULOS | BALTIMORE HARM REDUCTION COALITION “Opioid overdose crisis: Both common and personal” is Slide 5 of BHRC’s opioid overdose response training. Here, I always stop to recognize for our audience how common and personal overdose can be. It can be painful to revisit or discuss such a sensitive…
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2018 Week 4: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT I can’t believe it’s already Week 4! The past four weeks have been amazing and I’m so thankful to be a part of the Chase Brexton team. Last Tuesday, one of the case managers performed a rapid HIV test and the result was…
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2018 Week 3: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT The highlight of my third week would have to be National HIV Testing Day on Wednesday at the YNot Lot. We had music, free food, free rapid HIV testing and trainings where people could become naloxone trained to prevent overdoses. Many individuals were…
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2018 Week 2: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT Wow, Week 2 went by so quickly! We were all recovering from the excitement that was the Pride parade and festival for the first few days (we won Best Group!!), but things were back to normal by the end of the week. We…
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2018 Week 1: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT “What exactly do case managers do?” This was, in fact, my first question to my supervisor who has been working at Chase Brexton for the last ten years. She described the job of a case manager as an individual who helps people help…
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2018 Orientation: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT On the morning of the first day of orientation, I was frankly quite nervous. I had to make it to my appointment to the Student Health and Wellness Center and I did not want to be the person who was late on the…
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2017 Week Four: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC This week has been a whirlwind! I cannot believe how fast this internship is going by – it feels like I just got here and I only have about 3-4 more weeks left! I’ve been absolutely loving working at the clinic. The clinic has been…
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2017 Week Three: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC Another fantastic week at the clinic! This week I shadowed one of the doctors at the clinic, learned how to deal with medical records, and got some interesting insight about how the clinic is funded through grants and donations. One side project I’ve been working…
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2017 Week Two: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC – WEEK 2 MR. & MRS. K– “…and she hasn’t been doing too well.” “All right sir, in order for your wife to become a patient here, I’m going to have to ask you a few questions to see if she’s eligible – does that…
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