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Bloomberg School Student Groups

The following is a listing of student based organizations within the Bloomberg School that partner with SOURCE.

The contacts listed below are for the 2013-2014 school year.

African Public Health Network (APHN)

The African Public Health network is a student and faculty run association established in 1991 at the Bloomberg School.  Members include students, alumni and health professionals who are from Africa, have worked in Africa or are interested in African public health matters.  The mission of the group is to create a forum for exchange of ideas, information and experiences as well as training and research collaboration related to public health issues of special concern to Africa and Afircan populations.  APHN serves as a platform where voices can be raised to shed light on public health problems and their socio-economic dimensions in Africa. Members also become a part of a professional and social network of African public health professionals. 

2013-2014 Contact: aphn@jhsph.edu

Anna Baetjer Society (ABS)

The members of the Anna Baetjer Society are as diverse and varied as the field of public health itself, but share a common interest in its practice. The organization makes a difference in the health of communities by working to solve problems corresponding to a broad range of backgrounds and interests.  ABS recognizes that the classroom is not a venue capable of meeting all of our needs and so serves as an extension of in-class public health lessons and thereby enhance academic, professional, and social experience of members during their stay at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

2013-2014 Contact: abs@jhsph.edu

Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition (BSHRC)

The Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition aims to build a network of health and social service students, alumnae/i, and professionals committed to harm reduction principles & to serve as a conduit for direct community involvement and advocacy.  BSHRC was established in January 2011 by a group of students interested in promoting harm reduction in Baltimore. We are currently a program of Fusion Partnerships, Inc.  The student group envisions a world in which harm reduction is a foundational principle in improving health outcomes and informing public policy.  For a definition of Harm Reduction as it relates to drug use (although Harm Reduction does not only apply to drug use), visit: http://harmreduction.org/about-us/principles-of-harm-reduction/.  To sign up for the BSHRC newsletter, visit http://tinyletter.com/bshrc.   

2013-2014 Contacts: BaltimoreStudentHRC@gmail.com

Bienestar Baltimore

Bienestar Baltimore is a student-run organization comprised of volunteers from Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing.  Originally named Program Salud, the organization began in 2006 as a pilot tuberculosis screening program.  Bienestar has since expanded its services to respond to emerging needs of Baltimore‚Äôs Latino population.  Bienestar now offers a variety of health screening, health education, and health promotion programs. Our organization includes a base of approximately 60 committed volunteers from the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing.

2013-2014 Contact: Drew White, andrewwhite@jhmi.edu

Child Health Society

The Child Health Society (CHS) aims to heighten awareness and promote advocacy within the school and surrounding community about public health concerns that affect children. Through organization of events such as World Pneumonia Day and Child Health Week, lecture seminars and various other activities, the group serves to educate the JHSPH community about issues related to child health. The group also maintains involvement with the surrounding East Baltimore community though child mentorship programs and other community initiatives. CHS consists of students and faculty dedicated to the improvement of child health both on a national and an international level. The group continues to sponsor both independent and collaborative activities with this primary focus in mind.

2013-2014 Contacts: Lily Buchhalter, buchhal@jhsph.edu

Green Student Group

The purpose of the Green Student Group (GSG) is to facilitate student action to increase the environmental sustainability of JHSPH. The group seeks to increase awareness of the connection between environmental sustainability and public health and works on a variety of issues affecting sustainability at the JHSPH including recycling, composting, green catering, reducing consumption of products and energy, and many other activities as they emerge. In 2011-2012, GSG partnered with SOURCE and community-based organizations including Blue Water Baltimore and Real Foods Farm and Living Classrooms' BUGS program. For 2012-2013, the group plans monthly service activities with long-term collaborator Blue Water Baltimore.

2013-2014 Contacts: Erin Mead, emead@jhsph.edu   

The Health and Human Rights Group

The Health and Human Rights Group (HHR) is a student-led organization dedicated to promoting involvement in local, national and international health and human rights issues. In conjunction with faculty, staff and related organizations, the Health and Human Rights Group acts on issues of social justice to create awareness through education. Activities have included a celebration of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a human rights film festival, and seminars and discussions on various health and human rights issues. HHR is a forum for students to present issues that are important to them and has consistently been an important venue for minority opinion.

Awaiting 2013-2014 Contact

Health Leads

Health Leads (formerly Project Health) is a tri-school service group that works with uninsured patients to help them access healthcare and other resources, such as food stamps.  Medical students work at the Bayview Emergency Department and talk to patients that do not have health insurance.  Students help these clients apply for any medical assistance that they qualify for (such as Medicaid) and also inform patients about other healthcare access options, like Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers.  Students follow-up with these clients by telephone to help the clients navigate the often-complicated system.  Health Leads helps students understand the complexity of healthcare access issue and disparities.  Health Leads is also a great way to meet students from the School of Nursing and School of Public Health, along with Hopkins undergraduates.

2013-2014 Contact: Allison Brandt, asbrandt@gmail.com

Incentive Mentoring Program

The Incentive Mentoring Program fosters the academic and personal growth of students at Dunbar High School. Volunteers provide after-school tutoring for the students and, in turn, the students design and participate in monthly community service projects to benefit others.  In addition, there are quarterly field trips to build a sense of teamwork and camaraderie.  IMP meets every Monday and Tuesday from 3:15pm - 6pm in the Dunbar High School library. Dinner is provided for the students and volunteers. For additional information, visit website: www.incentivementoringprogram.org.  

2013-2014 Contact: Hana Odeh, hodeh@jhsph.edu

J.B. Grant International Society

The J.B. Grant International Society focuses on international health issues.  Additionally, they partner with SOURCE to provide cultural  presentations to local middle school social studies classes.  Great opportunity for international students and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to share their experiences!

2013-2014 Contact: jgb@jhsph.edu

Latino Public Health Network (LPHN)

The Latino Public Health Network seeks to foster a strong awareness of Latin American issues among the Bloomberg School community through cultural, educational and social activities.  The student group works to create a network of Bloomberg School students, faculty and alumni with roots or interests in the various Latino and Latin American cultural identities, healthcare issues and research. The goals of the Latino Public Health Network are to: increase the awareness among student and faculty at the Bloomberg School about Latin American social and cultural issues; serve as a peer support system for incoming students from Latin America; coordinate efforts to promote training and internships in Latin American countries; develop a network of people interested in public health issues in Latin America.

2013-2014 Contact: lphn@jhsph.edu

Student Assembly Community Affairs  (SACA)

The Community Affairs Committee works with SOURCE, student groups, faculty, staff, and the administration to support and/or develop the infrastructure to allow students to better connect with the community.  For more information, contact sacomaff@jhsph.edu.