Latino Outreach Program
The MD ACP Volunteerism Committee has been in existence for a number of years, and has highlighted several activities in our community during that time. Recently, two new co-chairs, Chiemene Liburd, MD, FACP and Adriana Andrade, MD, MPH, FACP, have agreed to be part of the MD ACP Chapter team. The goals of this group are to disseminate information on volunteer activities; support members who volunteer; encourage volunteerism among our members; and highlight members who desire to improve the health and well-being of others.
Dr. Liburd has been a member of a group that volunteers each year in St. Thomas and provides services to residents who would not otherwise have any type of medical care available to them. Dr. Andrade has been very active in developing an outreach program for the latino community in the Baltimore metropolitan area. She has worked with Alicia Arbaje, MD and Kathleen Page, MD in forming HOLA- the Hopkins Organization for Latino Awareness. The group has been able to develop several different programs from community outreach to assisting with providing scholarships, education and policy leadership to the growing latino community. You can read about their activities in the online article.
As of July 2, 2013, Johns Hopkins Medicine is creating a Center of Excellence for Latino Health, to be based at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Formal operations will begin in August and will include a myriad of health services including medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, and psychiatry. The initiative was made possible by a gift from the Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation with matching funds provided by leaders of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Please read additional information about this new initiative.
We ask members of the ACP Maryland Chapter to make us aware of your volunteering activities. We would be very pleased to highlight some of these activities, and ask that you contact Dr. Liburd and Dr. Andrade.
We look forward to hearing from you!
R. Dobbin Chow, MD, FACP
Governor, ACP Maryland Chapter
Page updated: 07/29/13