Esperanza Center

2021 Week 4: Healthcare/Health Policy

CARLOS BURI-NAGUA | CENTRO SOL The second week of Centro SOL’s Summer Scholars program consisted of teaching the youth the last part of new content and how to structure their PowerPoint for their research presentations at the end of the program. As I review their work, especially the beginning stages…
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2021 Week 3: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES My keyword for Week Three was perspective. The past few weeks one of my favorite aspects of CIIP has been participating in our Bites sessions; especially when we’re in person. Firstly, I get the opportunity to learn about these local organizations from a first-person perspective which…
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2021 Week 2: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES Week 2 of CIIP was primarily focused on independent research and reflection. Over the past year and a half, like everyone else, I’ve gotten accustomed to carrying out my life on my computer. Classes, meetings, and interactions with family and friends alike all took place through…
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2021 Week 1: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES This past week was spent getting accustomed to and learning more about my placement this summer. I’m working with MOMCares, which is “a postpartum doula program designed to support mothers of color in the NICU who identify themselves as under-supported and facing financial stressors”. On my…
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2021 Orientation: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES In the past 30 days since I submitted my last final, I’ve taken a lot of time to myself. Frankly speaking, I probably spent a few too many hours aimlessly scrolling on Tiktok in my post-junior year/pre-CIIP existence. Consequently, transitioning into participating in CIIP Orientation over…
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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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