Joy Wellness 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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2019 Orientation: Healthcare/Health Policy

HILENA GEBRE | JOY WELLNESS CENTER For the past two years, I’ve struggled with mending the relationship between my identity as a Hopkins student and my drive to serve the Baltimore community. The two seemed thoroughly incompatible; how would Baltimore, a city that has been historically exploited by the Johns…
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2021 Week 6: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION Intersectionality is at the basis of community work. One concept I grapple with is how collectivism and individualism coincide. The conclusion I came to is that the individual, made up of many unique characteristics, builds upon the community BECAUSE of their uniqueness. We each…
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2021 Week 5: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION I hosted the membership drive launch on Saturday, and it feels like it was a success! I had a very long and stressful week preparing for it because I have felt a lot of pressure to make it a success. We have a very…
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2021 Week 4: Environment & Food Access

SIENA DEFAZIO | NO BOUNDARIES COALITION I feel like my goals for the Summer have not changed because I purposefully kept them vague from the start. I feel like I have met all of my goals from orientation already too. I met lots of very interesting and passionate people that…
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