Wednesday, October 14, 2009

BPHSN Wednesday October 14, 2009

Event: Triple AAA(AIDS in the African American Community) - Emergency Assistance Needed - "Addressing HIV/AIDS in the African-American Community."

Date: Friday October 16, 2009

Time: 6:30PM

Location: Ross Hall Room 643

Sponsor: The Black Public Student Network

We will be hosting a round-table discussion and inviting students, faculty, staff, the community and members of CBO's (community based organizations) and government agencies who work with, have been affected by or who are affiliated with the topic. We would love for you to join us.


Contact: If you have any question, comments, or concerns contact Omotunde Sowole at



Event: Minority Health Conference Committee Meeting

Date: Friday October 16, 2009

Time: 5:15PM-6:15PM

Location: Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) 

2127 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Room 304

Sponsor: The Black Public Student Network

We have been presented with the opportunity to be a part of the 31st Annual Minority Health Conference held at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  This national conference is on February 26, 2010 and we will have access to the keynote speaker for the conference through a webcast.  The way in which will contribute to the conference is by hosting our own satellite conference here in DC.  In order for us to pull this off, it will take a lot of work and we have to start now.


If you would like to help plan this conference, please come to our first minority health conference committee meeting.


For more information about the conference, check out this link:  


Contact: If you have any question, comments, or concerns about our conference or the meeting contact Katrina Byrd at


Event: Positive Leaders Uplifting Sisters!

Date: Thursday October 22, 2009

Time: 5:30PM

Location: Catholic Charities

1438 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington DC

Sponsor: The Women’s Collective

We are a group of women dedicated to the empowerment of women living with HIV/AIDS. We are mothers, sisters, lovers, fighters, daughters, activists and dedicated community members. We recognize the pain, silence and fury HIV/AIDS can bring to our lives. Please joins us at our meeting where we will share our stories, require that the government respect our rights, and demand better support services and care for women living with HIV/AIDS.


Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, or need transportation contact Iris at the Women’s Collective at or 202.483.5975


Job Opportunity

Organization: CommonHealth ACTION

Job Opening: Research Associate (RA)

CommonHealth ACTION (CHA) seeks a Research Associate (RA) contractor to contribute to the implementation of its contracts and grants. The RA contractor will work independently, with guidance, and collaboratively to develop and implement activities in the following areas: public health programming; research; evaluation (emphasis on quantitative data collection and analysis); proposal development and writing; report
writing; meeting development and implementation; and technical assistance. Other responsibilities include supporting local program implementation, serving as a liaison and CHA representative at meetings, and facilitation. The RA contractor position requires a strong understanding of the public health field, social determinants of health, health equity, and community capacity challenges. It also requires excellent research, analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills, as well as the exercise of discretion, independent judgment, and diplomacy.

If you are interested in this position, please visit the following link:


Event: HIV and Intimate Partner Violence Workshop

Date: Friday October 30, 2009

Time: 1-4PM

Location: Metro Washington Council Of Governments

777 N. Capitol St. NE

Board Room (3rd Floor)

Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC) and the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association (MWPHA)

Participants will be able to:

·      Describe the intersection between HIV and violence against women

·      Identify gender-specific risks that influence women's vulnerability to HIV and violence

·      Identify three (3) possible prevention and intervention strategies for intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS services.

Amelia Cobb, MPH and Talia Fox, M.Ed will present this free workshop.  This workshop is free except for CHES, Nursing or Social Work credit.


Note:  National Capital Area SOPHE has awarded 3 Category I CHES CHECH for this activity.


* Checks will be the only form of payment accepted for CEUs *




Register online at -

Click on "Training and Events" and "Event Calendars"

**First timers need to register AND choose the program**


Contact: For question about the workshop, write to

For questions about registration, write to or call (443) 287-7833.


Event: Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association (MWPHA) Outreach

Date: Saturday October 24, 2009

Time: Noon-2PM

Location: Meet 11:30am at the Washington Highlands Library, 115 Atlantic St SW

Washington, DC

Sponsor: Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association (MWPHA) Health Disparities Committee

Join the MWPHA Health Disparities Committee to promote housing as HIV prevention and care, distribute HIV information, and LISTEN to residents talk about health


Please RSVP!!!


Contact: If you have any question, comments, or concerns contact Karyn Pomerantz at

To RSVP please contact Kristina Krupincza at



Volunteer Request

Event: Pumpkin Smiles/Bake Sale

Date: October 28 and October 29

Time: 11AM-2PM

Location: Ross Hall

Students, Faculty and Staff of GW can purchase and decorate a mini pumpkin that would later be delivered to the children in the GW Hospital's Children's Ward or Children's Hospital. 


Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, or would like to volunteer you time for the event contact Kevon Harris at  



Event: Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the John Brown and Harriet Tubman’s Raid to end slavery

Date: Saturday October 17, 2009

Time: 8:45AM

Location: Cramton Auditorium on Howard University’s campus

We invite all to celebrate Harriet Tubman and John Brown day in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, when we will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the anti-slavery raid on the federal arsenal there.  We will hold a rally at the Mather Training Center, the site of Storer College, the first African American College in the U.S.  There will be songs, skits, and a boxed lunch.  At 2pm we will march through Harper's Ferry to the site of the arsenal.  After the march, all are encouraged to take part in the National Park Service's activities commemorating the raid.


NOTE: Transportation will be provided and buses leave at 9AM!


Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.  Last day for reservations is TODAY Wednesday, Oct. 14th.


Contact: If you have any question, comments, or concerns e-mail or Sarah Harper at 301-779-0256



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