Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Horario especial de la Clinica SALUD por 4th of July

LHAL Pittsburgh - Latino Health Advocacy & Leadership

La Clinica Birmingham estará CERRADA el SABADO, 2 de julio y LUNES 4 de julio para celebrar el Día de Independencia Norteamericana.

Abremos el MIERCOLES, Seis de julio, 1:OO PM

Por favor, vaya a la sala de emergencia (UPMC South Side – 2000 Mary Street en el South Side) en caso de emergencia.

Llame al Program for Healthcare to Underserved Populations 412-692-4706 si tiene preguntas

Mary Herbert, MS, MPH
Clinical Coordinator
Program for Health Care to Underserved


Friday, June 24, 2005

Call for Latino Photographers, Writers and Health Advocates

LHAL Pittsburgh - Latino Health Advocacy & Leadership
Latino Photovoices Project

The Pittsburgh Latino Health Advocacy and Leadership Program (LHAL) is using a technique known in public health as "Photovoices" to capture community themes and strengths using photographic images as just one element of its assessment of Latino health in the Greater Pittsburgh area. LHAL plans to mount an exhibit this Fall of these images accompanied by four (4) special lectures, one each week of the exhibit, to increase awareness and support for public health, medical providers and policy-makers of the Latino culture and its health.

In addition to photographers, we are looking for individuals who enjoy writing as well as those who are interested in policy, system change and communication to help us with this project.

Each Latino will join 2-3 other Latinos or Latino health supporters in a team which will focus on one of the following five (5) themes:
+ Identity
+ Access to Care
+ Culture
+ Health Beliefs
+ "Where we are, where we're going"

An artist member from Pittsburgh Filmmakers or a local photographer will assist each team from July through mid-October for this project. Theme teams will supply their own digital or regular film camera. All photographers will need to give consent to LHAL, as represented by Health Equity Associates,LLC, to reproduce images in policy papers, articles, web pages, and mount exhibit in spaces other than PF after its debut at PF, all with proper attribution to the artist/photographer, original exhibit and funders/partners.

We are very pleased to announce that the lead artist for project is Maritza Mosquera from Ecuador, a Pittsburgh based, nationally recognized artist for her work in dialogue aimed at combating racism using images and thoughtful processes! She will be assisted by Fiona Wilson, a promising young Latina graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's Fine Arts program.

An organizational meeting on Latino Photovoices will be held on Saturday,
July 9 from 10am - 2pm at a site to be determined.

It is very important that you contact Maritza Mosquera, the lead for this project, to let her know you plan to attend this initial meeting of the Photovoices Project!!

Please contact Maritza at 412-877-9332 or email her at mosqueram@warhol.org


Latinos en Pittsburgh: Apoyemos este importante proyecto!


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

SALUD PARA NIÑOS Sábado Julio 23

Clínica Pediátrica Gratuíta - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Care Mobile
Clínica Gratuíta Birmingham (Birmingham Free Clinic)
No se necesita cita o seguro de salud

10 AM to 12:30 PM
Para ser atendido, por favor llegar antes del medio día (12 PM)
Si tiene registro de vacunas u otros documentos médicos favor traerlos a la visita.

Salvation Army (Centro de Donaciones)
54 S. 9th Street, South Side, Pittsburgh, PA

412-692-4706 / 412-481-7900 Ext. 281


Monday, June 20, 2005

Pictures from the LBBC Press Conference at Tango Cafe

LHAL Pittsburgh - Latino Health Advocacy & Leadership

On June 16, the LHAL team organized a Press Conference at the Tango Cafe in the Squirrel Hill district of Pittsburgh, PA, in coordination with the Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) organization, to introduce the "Celebramos el Manhana", a valuable bilingual booklet written by and for breast cancer survivors.

Here is the full group picture with LHAL participants, representatives from LBBC, I-LEAD, the American Cancer Society, PCTV21, and friends at Tango Cafe.

Group picture at Tango Cafe

Shown in the group picture below from L-R: Marta Sierra, Gerda Gallop-Goodman, Cathy Bazan-Arias, Janine Guglielmeno, Sue Myers, and Elyse Caplan.

Small group picture at Tango Cafe


Tuesday, June 07, 2005

LHAL June reception and festival participation

On Thursday June 16, 6pm - 8 pm at Dowe's on Ninth Street (PGH) we will sponsor a reception to celebrate LHAL's work in particular our partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC). Join us for tapas and non-alcoholic beverages and music! Find out more about the LHAL, its goals, and review "Celebremos el mañana", a resource by Latinas for Latinas. Free salsa classes from 8pm - 9pm and a live band from there on! Kindly RSVP by June 9th to Peggy Toomey-Urzua at toomeyurzua@yahoo.com.

On Saturday June 18, 8:30 am - 4:40 pm in Irwin we will have a table at the Irwin ethic festival to disseminate Latin health information and possibly pilot test "Pasion del Corazon", a Latino heart health screening in collaboration with American Heart Association and PA DOH and others -- this is a project which originated out of the Dia de la Mujer Latina-Philadelphia event/team.