UMHANS, SGA and the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus Initiative for Hispanic/Latino Health (SALUD)

Theme: Interpreting in Health Care Settings

Day: Thursday November 11th

Speaker: Pamela Brown from Baltimore HealthCare Access

Time: 5 pm

Location:  Room 140, the University of Maryland School of Nursing Building, 655 W. Lombard St.  Baltimore, MD

Food provided

All students and faculty are invited!

Please RSVP by November 9th at the office of student affairs suite 102, University of Maryland School of Nursing or call 410-706-0501

Pamela Bohrer Brown has dedicated her professional career to community education in Latin America and United States. She lived in Venezuela for seventeen years, working as an educator with women's and youth community groups in rural and urban areas. In Baltimore, she spent five years in secondary education, in addition to volunteering in Baltimore's Latino community. She coordinated the Prenatal Care Program for Planned Parenthood of MD and served as Health Care Coordinator for the International Services Program of Baltimore Medical System. She has been trained as a "doula" (birth companion) and as a Childbirth Educator. She is a member of the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA). Ms. Bohrer Brown received her certificate as a Medical Interpreter in 2003 and completed the Training of Trainers program for "Bridging the Gap" in the same year. She is currently the Coordinator of the Hispanic Health Care Project for Baltimore HealthCare Access. The project has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to: "Systematically address linguistic and cultural barriers to health care for Hispanic women and their newborns in urban hospital centers".  Ms. Bohrer Brown has presented at a number of conferences and workshops in the Maryland/Virginia area on cultural competence and linguistically appropriate health care services. Contact information: Pbrown@bhca.org <mailto:Pbrown@bhca.org> 410-649-0512 ext.3035.