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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 Week 6: Youth and Family Wellness

AUBREY ROLAND | STAR TRACK In the sixth week of my time at STAR TRACK, I spent most of my time researching different information to help my fellow coworkers with planning their events, as well as for the clients that they are directly serving. Luckily, thanks to the brochure that…
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2018 Week 5: Youth and Family Wellness

AUBREY ROLAND | STAR TRACK Being a member of the very community I am serving through STAR TRACK, I have always felt that I the work I do does not exist in a vacuum; rather, I hold to the strong conviction in the things that I here make a deep…
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2018 Week 4: Youth and Family Wellness

AUBREY ROLAND | STAR TRACK Most of the week was spent completing some miscellaneous tasks around the office, including hot sex kit and button making. On Wednesday, however, I had the opportunity to co-present with my supervisor, Kurt, on gender identity and sexual orientation with some young folks from the…
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2018 Week 3: Youth and Family Wellness

AUBREY ROLAND | STAR TRACK As Wednesday was National HIV Testing Day, STAR TRACK sent two teams to a couple of testing sites to offer free rapid HIV testing. I was a part of the team that got sent to the Walgreens in Highlandtown. Due to the greater number of…
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2018 Week 2: Youth and Family Wellness

AUBREY ROLAND | STAR TRACK In the week after Pride, the office was definitely in a state of recovery. Having done so many events and programming, many of my fellow co-workers took some much needed R & R. However, as I had only joined the team in the week of…
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