Friday, November 27, 2009

BPSHN Wednesday Late Edition November 27, 2009

Event: BPHSN Unwind 2009
Date: Friday, December 4, 2009
Time: 6:30PM
Location: Ross Hall Room
Sponsor: The Black Public Health Student Network and Student Association (SA)
Please join The Black Public Health Student Network for our end of the semester party. We will be celebrating our accomplishments this semester and relaxing before finals.

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

Event: World AIDS Day March
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Time: 12PM-2PM
Location: Lafayette Park to Freedom Plaza
Sponsor: DC Fights Back

Celebrate World AIDS Day with a march and rally being organized by DC Fights Back.

The march will begin at Lafayette Park and end at Freedom Plaza in front of city hall. The emphasis is on systems failure (mismanagement of resources, broken promises, and lack of vision) within the District, and we will be rallying for specific demands related to improving the health of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)- i.e. stable housing, harm reduction services and mental health services.

This is a great event to join your colleagues, local advocates and activists, and service providers to show your support for a continued and improved commitment to fighting the epidemic here in DC and internationally.

BPHSN plans to attend this event and if you would like to march with us please contact Katrina Byrd at by 10AM on Dec. 1

Contact: If you are able to attend, please send an email with your name and phone number to hivmwpha@gmail.comhousing

Event: Public Health Grand Rounds
Second Annual Edward N. Brandt Jr.,
Memorial Lecture in Women’s Health
Time: Noon
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Location: GW Hospital Auditorium (basement level)

Please join us for Public Health Grand Rounds, featuring Dr. Vivian Pinn, Director, Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Pinn will present "Women's Health: Where do We Go From Here?"

Dr. Vivian W. Pinn is the first full-time Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an appointment she has held since November 1991. Dr. Pinn has long been active in efforts to improve the health and career opportunities for women and minorities.

Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, please contact Jacqueline Arnold at

Internship: Premier Advocacy Internship
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sponsor: The Black Public Health Student Network and Student Association (SA)
Internships with the Premier advocacy office in Washington, DC provide students with a great opportunity to learn about the public policy side of Premier's work to improve quality of care while safely reducing costs. Interns have opportunities to attend hearings and briefings and learn about specific healthcare issues as well as the legislative and regulatory processes as they relate to health policy Responsibilities include: 

• Working with Premier's grassroots team on outreach to
members of our Federal Affairs Network and building
our database of contacts

• Assisting our communications team with planning events and publications

Providing support for our advocacy work on specific issues within health reform, including: health information technology,
value-based purchasing, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement

• Special projects for members of the Advocacy staff


• Undergraduate or graduate student, preferably in the areas of business administration, health, health care administration, law, communications and/or political science
• Excellent communication skills

• Strong interest in healthcare issues and the legislative process

For more information about Premier Advocacy please visit

Apply: If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume by December 3, 2009 to

Contact: If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact Sarah Wachtel at or 202.879.8015

Event: Housing, Health and HIV- A free workshop
Date: Friday, December 11, 2009
Time: 1-4PM
Location: 777 N. Capitol St. NE, (Board Room, 3rd Floor) Washington, DC 20002
Sponsor: The Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association (MWPHA)

Participants will be able to:
• Explain how housing stability is fundamental to good health
• Analyze why the market is unable to assure good, affordable housing for all
• Identify the inequities in federal housing subsidies
• Identify 3 ways in which housing serves as both a health care & prevention intervention for HIV
• Identify 3 strategies to advocate for safe, affordable decent housing for people living with HIV/AIDS

The following individuals will present the workshop:
• Sheila Crowley, PhD, National Low Income Housing Coalition
• Nancy Bernstine, Esq., National AIDS Housing Coalition
• Christine Campbell, MSOD, Housing Works


*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.

• There is no charge for this conference except for individuals who wish to receive CHES, Nursing, or Social Work credit
• Checks will be the only form of payment accepted for CEUs
• National Capital Area SOPHE has awarded 3 Category I CHES CHECH for this activity.

Event: The Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association (MWPHA) Open House
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Location: APHA Headquarters 800 I Street NW

Come and meet other MWPHA members, friends and partners. At this event you can learn about the current work of MWPHA. We will be presenting our new program committees and overall vision. Mix, mingle and see what’s new!

Food and Drink will be provided

Event: NAACP Young Adults Meeting
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Time: 6:30PM
Location: 441 4th Steet, NW
Conference Room 1112
Washington, DC 20036
(Walking distance from the Judiciary Square Metro Station)
Discussion Topic:
What is the relevaence of the NAACP to young professionals?


This will be a strategic planning meeting to develop a plan to implement a national movement of young professionals within the NAACP. Invite a friend, because we want YOUR thoughts and the input from non-NAACP young professionals too.

This will be an HONEST, OPEN discussion about the relevance of the NAACP to young professionals?

The current objectives of the Young Adults Committee is to develop a new generation of effective young professional leadership within the NAACP through recruiting young professional members and encourage their active participation within the DC Branch.

Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Akosua Tyus, Young Adults Chair at (202) 498-5853 or via e-mail at

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