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Semana Estudiantil: 06/19 – 06/23

El lunes los estudiantes tuvieron una sesión con la Dra. Lisa Cox, los estudiantes fueron presentados algunas de las principales causas de cáncer en el país. Luego procedió a hablar sobre la tendencia que existe entre las personas que fuman y el cáncer pulmonar. Esto sirvió como una buena manera de demostrar la importancia que las decisiones personales pueden tener en la salud. La doctora luego les mostró a los estudiantes algunos de los recursos que existen para disminuir hábitos insalubres, como la Guía para dejar de fumar.


El martes los estudiantes tuvieron una breve charla sobre DPP (Programa de Prevención de Diabetes) el cual es un programa de todo el año con el objetivo de prevenir Diabetes Tipo 2 en la comunidad latina de Kansas City y sus alrededores. Los estudiantes tuvieron una sesión con Mariana Ramírez, Raquel López y Luis Santana sobre Decidetext. Decidetext es una intervención de fumar la cual busca saber más sobre los hábitos de fumar para hacer un tratamiento individualizado y un programa interactivo de consejería de mensajes de 12 semanas. Los estudiantes tuvieron la oportunidad de dar su propia opinión durante la sesión.
El miércoles, la Dra. Romina Barral tuvo una sesión de salud reproductiva. La doctora le explicó a los estudiantes la importancia de tener la información correcta en relación a la salud reproductiva. Hablo con los estudiantes de su estudio de investigación el cual tiene un enfoque en entender la información, las opiniones y los comportamientos sobre la anticoncepción, el embarazo adolescente, la actividad sexual y la planificación familiar en los estudiantes rurales de Kansas. Los estudiantes tuvieron la oportunidad de aprender a usar bases de datos de manera más eficiente.

El jueves Maggie Cearly enseñó a los estudiantes sobre la definición de salud. Ella hizo esto con el fin de dar a los estudiantes una idea inicial de lo que la gente suele pensar cuando piensa en la definición de la salud. Después, ella procedió a dar a los estudiantes una presentación sobre todas las implicaciones que afectan a la salud, lo que llevó a la discusión sobre las disparidades de salud. A los estudiantes se les mostró una TED-talk por Camara Jones sobre raza y racismo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNhcY6fTyBM ) A los estudiantes se les dieron varios paquetes en los que pudieron usar las lecciones que usaron durante la sesión.

Juntos summer students

This summer we are having a diverse group of four students that will look more in depth some of the things that Juntos is doing for the community through working with them or by taking current projects and adapting them into their own projects.

Jennifer Natalie Jurado, upcoming freshman at KU Lawrence is planning to study Architectural Engineering. She will be working on creating her own poster based on best recruitment methods for Latinos in research.

Jamie Pajnsais, upcoming freshman at K-State is undecided on her major. She is interested on working with ADORE which is a Juntos project that focuses on the effect of DHA (omega-3) on premature births.

Celia Cox is an upcoming senior at Blue Valley North. She is interested on studying journalism and also has an interest on health. She is working on looking for research studies that show which recruiting methods are the best for the Latino community.

Marlen Ortiz is a sophomore at the University of Kansas majoring in Secondary Education. She worked with T-SCORE to help bring health issues into the classroom by educating teachers about the different issues happening in their community.

Juan Pablo Ramirez is an upcoming freshman at KU Lawrence and is planning to major in Chemical Engineering. His main job is to work on the Juntos webpage and write blogs about the events happening at Juntos.

Click the link see a full description of the sessions the students had last week: http://juntosks.org/?p=4323&preview=true

T-SCORE 2017 Instituto de Verano – Ceremonia de Clausura

La última semana de los maestros consistió de dos días. En estos dos días los maestros mayormente se enfocaron en terminar sus unidades para presentarlas enfrente de el resto de los maestros y otras personas de la comunidad.

Lunes 12 de junio, los maestros se reunieron individualmente con la Dra. Alonso Luaces, Lori, y Amy para recibir retroalimentación de último minuto. Después del almuerzo, tuvieron un grupo focal sobre disparidades hablando sobre la salud. Los maestros hablaron acerca de los problemas de salud de sus alumnos por su raza, edad, y ubicación.

Martes 13 de junio,los maestros fueron acompañados por los maestros de Wichita, quienes vinieron para ver las presentaciones de su unidad. Los maestros también tomaron esta presentación como una oportunidad de tomar preguntas sobre cómo mejorar su unidad. Esto fue hecho para que disminuir la posibilidad de que tuvieran problemas una vez que lo implementen en su clases. El programa finalizó con una ceremonia en BRIO para celebrar todo el arduo trabajo realizado durantes estas semanas.

T-SCORE 2017 Summer Institute Week 3 – Closing Ceremony

The final week the teachers came for two days. The teachers mainly focused on finishing their units to present to the rest of the teachers and the community.

Monday, June 12, the teachers met individually with Dr. Maria Alonso Luaces, and Lori and Amy, returning mentoring teachers, for last-minute feedback. After lunch, they had a focus group on health disparities. The teachers talked about the health problems of their students due to their demographics. The teachers then presented their units to each other to receive feedback.  

Tuesday, June 13, the teachers presented their units to other teachers and community members. This gives the teachers on more chance for feedback before implementing their units in the classroom. The program ended with a ceremony at Brio and a cake to celebrate all the hard work done by the teachers. Some of the teachers from Wichita also joined to present their units and celebrate.

 

Dia Internacional de las Personas de Edad

Como parte de las actividades del Dia internacional de las Personas de Edad promocionado por la Organizacion Mundial de la Salud, el Consulado de Mexico en Kansas City, organizo un evento para felicitar y demostrar a nuestros adultos mayores lo importante que son. En este evento ofrecimos nuestros servicios, como Presion Arterial, Glucosa e Indice de Masa Corporal, para todos los asistentes, ademas de examenes para evaluar la destreza mental de estos.

En este evento tambien hubo una presentacion sobre enfermedad de alzheimer por el Dr. Eric D. Vidoni, PT,PhD, a la cual los asistentes prestaron mucho interes.

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Latino Kick Buts

Si usted es:

  • Fumador
  • Ex fumador (Dejó de fumar hace 6 meses)
  • Familiar de un fumadorUnase a nuestro proyecto de investigacion, venga a compartir sus ideas y opiniones para un programa para dejar de fumar a través de mensajes de texto.

    Le ofrecemos:

    • $30 de compensación por su participación (2 hrs)
    • La oportunidad de contribuir a un programa innovador a través de mensajes de texto para fumadores Latinos

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    Comuníquese con Lucia Martinez:

    913-945-7870,lmartinezreyes@kumc.edu

                 Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health (www.juntosks.org)

    4125 Rainbow Blvd. Suite 100

    Kansas City, KS 66160

Arturo Ponce: OHTLI Award 2015 recipient

IMG_3820Arturo Ponce, Coordinator of Ventanilla de Salud (Mobile Health Window) in SW Kansas, was recognized for his years of work and success in helping the Latino and Mexican communities throughout South West Kansas region. He is also a food engineer, has led initiatives in the defense and dissemination of labor rights for the meat sector workers in the same region. 

The Ventanillas de Salud (VDS)” is a bi-national program created by JUNTOS Center for advancing for Latino Health as a part of the Preventive Medicine Department of the Medical Center and the Mexican government over a decade ago to support the health needs of its citizens abroad. Mr. Ponce also collaborates as an ACA Navigator with the United Methodist Mexican American Ministries.  

The Ohtli Award was conceived to recognize and honor Mexican, Mexican-American or Latino leaders whose efforts have contributed significantly to the wellbeing, prosperity and empowerment of Mexican communities abroad. Ohtli is a náhuatl word that means “pathway”, or camino in Spanish.

IMG_0328The Institute for Mexicans Abroad, part of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, annually grants the Ohtli Award, which consists of a medal, a silver rosette, and a diploma. This acknowledgment honors people who have dedicated most of their lives and career to “blazing a trail” abroad for younger generations of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans as they strive to achieve their dreams.

This Award is one of the highest and very limited distinctions given by the Government of Mexico to distinguished individuals of Mexican or Latino origin.

The Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City held this ceremony on May 7th, 2015 at the KCP&L Corporate Headquarters Energy Center.

 

 

Dr. Ana Paula Cupertino – Honorary Visitor Professor of the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo ( UAEH )

“Mexicans’ health and wellbeing outside the borders is also a responsibility of Mexico” This was Dr. Cupertino’s opening statement when she was invested as an Honorary Visitor Professor of the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo ( UAEH ) as part of the 2014 International Seminar Series.

Dr. Cupertino considered an honor to be part of the highest educational institution in the State of Hidalgo. She stated “I humbly accept the opportunity to work in the international mission, strategy and vision of the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo”.

She offered her full support and commitment to work with in the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo supporting the development of a binational research and education exchange program.   A US-Mexico partnership has an immediate impact on the health of thousand immigrants residing in USA and states as Kansas. This is the reason why Dr. Cupertino dedicated the recognition to Mexican immigrants living and working in the US, who have limited access to health care services.

IN her remarks she stressed the importance of activities that integrates the vision of internationalization students from University Kansas Medical Center and Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo.

The award ceremony was held in the auditorium Nicolás Ruiz Licona at the Institute of Health Sciences (ICSA) . Dr Humberto Veras Godoy, Chancellor of the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo personally presented the Honorarium Professor Recognition.

Dr. Veras Godoy mentioned that the University aims to be internationally visible to strengthen knowledge of the academic areas , particularly health.

As a new honorary visitor professor of the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo; Dr. Cupertino will be adjunct to the ICSA – Institute of Health Sciences.

Dr. Cupertino was recognized along with 5 other US Honorarium Professors including,  Dr. Debora Stipek – Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education and Professor of Education; Dr. Robert Kinscherff  – Forensic and clinical psychologist and an attorney of the Massachusetts School of  Professional Psychology; Professor Tracy K. Smith – Princeton University and Professor Jody Williams – Vermont University.

Since Dr. Cupertino became an Honorarium professor, she has facilitated the development of a binational research program on reproductive health among teenagers. She has also guided the international clinical rotation for a KUMC medical student and Children Mercy Hospital resident.

The ceremony counted with the attendance of the Director of the ICSA – Jose Ma . Bustos Villareal , International Development Secretary Roberto Rodriguez Garonne;  Dean of Nursing and Academics – Pilar Vargas Escamilla and from the University Medical Center – Dr. Edward Ellerberk, Sosland and Chair of the Preventive and Public Health Department and  Dr. Jacqueline Issa – cardiologist from Brazil

Valentines Day Appreciation to our lovely administrative staff

Juntos could not be successful without the help of our administrative staff. For Valentines Day we wanted to send them a little appreciation gift. KUMC Doctor’s notes did it for us by singing to them on this special day!

Thank you for all that you do Joanne, Marilyn, and Glenn!






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