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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2018 Featured Blog Posts

AWOE MAUNA-WOANYA | MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION – WEEK 6 Week 6: “A Reflective Encounter” It is a hot Wednesday morning and I am standing on the corner of North Ave and Harford Rd waiting for people to walk by and ask about the giant kiosk next the bus shelter. My…
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2018 Week 6: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE Last week, my faith in the progress we’d made on the Reservoir Hill Public Art Project was faltering. Only one neighbor showed up to our meeting on Monday, and our tabling efforts at the Druid Hill Farmer’s Market weren’t very successful. Very few people came by…
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2018 Week 5: Food Access and The Environment

AMANDA DONOGHUE | BIKEMORE This summer, Bikemore has been organizing biweekly Monday evening meetings to invite members of the community to brainstorm about a public art project that will be implemented in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood. Our first meeting in June had great turnout, but we’ve been struggling ever since…
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