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2018 Week 6: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY The impact of a community school coordinator goes beyond a school. In fact, a community school coordinator shapes polices in government; grants in a community; and partnerships with community organizations. Throughout the summer I have learned the interpersonal dynamics between a school, neighboring communities,…
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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: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY This week was a week filled with teamwork, leadership, and learning! From Tuesday through Thursday, I attended the Community School Coordinator Summer Institute 2018 at Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School. This 3-day conference gave me the wonderful opportunity to meet many community school coordinators across…
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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: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY Week 4 has been largely a self-reflecting week. When I think back to the goals I had in week one, I am proud to say I accomplished many of them and found new goals to achieve within a matter of four weeks. In the…
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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: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY As the elementary and middle school year was ending, I had the chance to meet bright students, enthusiastic faculty and staff, and continue working on our projects. This week, I finished a critical step of the project: categorizing reasons of students’ long periods of…
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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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