Wednesday, April 7, 2010

BPHSN Wednesday April 7, 2010

Event: Free Brown Bag Lunch DC - Working with Young MSM

Date: April 14, 2010

Time: 12-2PM

Location: 651 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Washington, DC

Sponsor: MetroTeen AIDS

A new study by the D.C. Department of
Health concluded that 14% of gay and
bisexual men in Washington D.C. are
living with HIV. This mini workshop
will explore best practices for
engaging young men who have sex
with men (MSM) in prevention efforts
in D.C. The session will also look at
community resources and include a
discussion on how partners can
collaborate to reach this population.
This Brown Bag is free and
lunch is provided.

Space is

To reserve your spot,
email an RSVP to

Contact: If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please visit

Internship: Open Internship Position at DC DOH

Intern with the Capacity Building and Community Outreach Bureau at the DC Department of Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, & TB Administration (HAHSTA)!

This is a great opportunity to get health promotion, marketing, and social marketing experience in a dynamic office.

Paid internship and practicum opportunity available!

Responsibilities would include (but are not limited to):

  • · Managing the new Wrap M.C. program and blog to increase condom access in DC Public and Charter High Schools
  • Working on materials and distribution of Routine HIV Testing campaign, Summer Youth STD Testing Campaign, Condom Distribution campaigns, and Hepatitis C campaigns
  • Developing condom and youth social marketing campaigns, including multimedia outreach strategies and materials design
  • Key point of contact between graphic designers, web designers and DC DOH

Flexible work hours in a fun, busy work environment!

Contact: If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please Megan Jacobs at or 202-671-5072, or Michael Kharfen at or 202-671-4809 if interested.

Job Opportunity: Public Health Analyst

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

CDOM (Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets within the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality—AHRQ) is recruiting someone to oversee a $9 million contract to evaluate 5-year CMS Quality Demonstration Projects that were mandated by Congress in the Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. This is a civil service GS-12 position in CDOM.

For more information please visit:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

BPHSN Wednesday April 1, 2010-Late Edition!!!!

Event: The Future of Public Health Leadership: Where Passion Meets Action-2010 Annual Meeting

Date: April 2, 2010

Time: 8:30AM-5PM

Location: KFF Barbara Jordan Conference Center

1330 G St NW Washington, DC 20004

Walking Distance from the Metro Center Station

Sponsor: The Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association

Cordially invites you and your fellow colleagues to the 2010 Annual Meeting

Keynote Speaker: Shavon Arline, MPH, Health Programs Director, NAACP HQ

The conference will include skills-based workshops will cover social enterprise, social media, grassroots organizing, policy making, and more. At the meeting, meet and greet with other passionate change makers in public health and social services. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Speaking, exhibiting, and sponsor opportunities are available.

Contact: If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please contact Tambra Stevenson, Vice President and Annual Meeting Chair, at

Event: 2010-2011 Executive Board Nominations for BPHSN

Deadline: April 4, 2010

Time: 11:59PM

Are you looking to have a stronger role in The Black Public Health Student Network (BPHSN)?


Waiting for an opportunity to show us your true leadership skills?

BPHSN is looking for creative, innovative, and ambitious leaders to help continue its legacy of excellence through commitment and service to the promotion of health in minority populations.

Below are the positions available for the 2010-2011 Executive Board:


Vice President



Academic Chair

Logistics Chair

Community Service Liaison

Publicity Chair

Fundraising Chair

If any of these roles are of interest to you, please send an email to with the subject heading "Nomination". In your email please indicate which position(s) are of interest, and you will receive a reply that includes position responsibilities and instructions regarding the next steps of the process.

Event: NEVER AGAIN: Remembrance of the Rwandan Genocide & A look at Darfur

Date: Tuesday April 6th, 2010

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: The George Washington University

Room B12

The Elliot School of International Affairs
1957 E st NW, Washington DC

Sponsor: GWU Public Health Student Association

Let's not forget so that it will never happen again. April 7th, 1994 marks the start of the Rwandan Genocide, where approximately a million people lost their lives. 
Come join us as we remember the lives lost in the Rwandan Genocide and take action in fighting the Genocide in Darfur!

We will hear testimonies from Survivors who were in Darfur, the Jewish Holocaust, and the Rwandan Genocide.

Event: Health Care INSURANCE Reform and the Black Community-Webinar

Date: April 12th, 2010

Time: 5:00-6:30PM

Confused about the new health care insurance reform law " The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"? Wondering what the law really means for the African American Community. This session will review the bill in a simple, straightforward manner focusing on the potential positive and negative impacts on the African American community.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

F.Y.I -Mayor Fenty Releases Third Annual Epidemiology Report on HIV/AIDS

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Department of Health (DOH) Officials, released District of Columbia HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Epidemiology Report 2009 Update. The report is part of the District’s overall effort to enhance data collection and analysis in an effort to provide effective public health programming for all health issues facing DC residents. This is the third annual report on HIV/AIDS data and the first report that incorporates data on other sexually transmitted diseases…

To view the report in its entirety please visit:

“Ultimately, happiness rests on how you establish a solid sense of self or being. Happiness does not lie in outward appearances nor in vanity. It is a matter of what you feel inside; it is a deep resonance in your life. To be filled each day with a rewarding sense of exhilaration and purpose, a sense of tasks accomplished and deep fulfillment- people who feel this way are happy. Those who have this sense of satisfaction even if they are extremely busy are much happier than those who have time on their hands but feel empty inside.” – Daisku Ikeda