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Nursing’s McLaine Receives Baltimore City Health Equity Award

Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN, assistant professor and director, Community/Public Health Nursing master’s specialty, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), recently received a Baltimore City Health Equity Award at the Healthy Baltimore 2020 Community Conversation.

Health Equity Award recipients have made a significant impact on the health and welfare of Baltimore residents through outstanding dedication, exceptional performance, and excellent service. McLaine, whose efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning prevention are nationally respected, was recognized for her tireless advocacy and her commitment and dedication to combatting health disparities in Baltimore. She has been diligent in stressing the importance of healthy environments for families and for improving quality of life for the city’s children.

“We are extremely proud that Dr. McLaine’s longstanding efforts on behalf of children in our community have been recognized by this Baltimore City Health Equity Award,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Dr. McLaine’s many contributions demonstrate the role that nurses in community/public health play in addressing fundamental issues of population health. She is an outstanding leader and role model for what expertise and persistence can accomplish on behalf of vulnerable populations. We congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.”

As chair of the Maryland Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission, McLaine has maintained a steady focus on improving prevention strategies and evaluating data to reduce the risks of lead poisoning facing Maryland’s youngest residents and their families. Additionally, her work with the Reducing Asthma Disparities Program has helped shape Baltimore’s home visit program for children with asthma.

“It is truly an honor to be nominated for the Baltimore City Health Equity Leadership Award and to have the opportunity to work in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department to protect young children from exposure to lead hazards in their homes and communities,” McLaine said. “Although we have made progress, lead exposure continues to adversely impact the health and promise of too many young children in Baltimore. More needs to be done to address the disparities associated with poverty and deteriorated, vacant, abandoned housing.”

Healthy Baltimore 2020 is a strategic blueprint that aims to significantly reduce health disparities in Baltimore.

Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Community Service, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeJuly 5, 20170 comments
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National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week 2016

Every year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to highlight issues that are important to improving public health.

Join the Master of Public Health (MPH) program and Community Public Health Nursing program in celebrating National Public Health Week 2016!

Monday, April 4

#NPHW Photo Session
Noon to 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Lobby

Start the trend and spread the word! Take a selfie and add the hashtag: #NPHW or join the MPH progam and the Community Public Health Nursing program as we a hold a photo session where faculty, students, staff, and local community members will get the chance to show that indeed, the healthiest nation starts with me!

Breakfast for Ronald McDonald House
7:30 to 9 a.m.
635 W. Lexington St.

Join the MPH program as we prepare a healthy breakfast for Ronald McDonald House residents. The Ronald McDonald House serves as a “home away from home” for families of children receiving medical treatment at area hospitals. Help relieve one worry for families by preparing a home cooked meal.

Tuesday, April 5

Public Health Research@Maryland 2016
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University of Maryland, College Park
1220 Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD 20742

The University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health and the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, cordially invite you as active participants to explore and learn through poster sessions and panel discussions about recent advances in public health, ongoing research opportunities and the potential for new collaborations. Register now!

Watch “Resistance”
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
School of Nursing, Room 104

The MPH Program and the Community Public Health Nursing Program invites you to watch Resistance, a documentary that explores the emerging pandemic of antibiotic-resistant infection – what is causing it and what’s being done to combat it. The film follows patients, health care providers, and farmers who’ve confronted resistant bacteria; and microbiologist and medical doctors who’re working to develop new solutions to the problem.

Wednesday, April 6

Join the Movement Walk
Noon to 1 p.m.
Meet in School of Nursing Courtyard
655 W. Lombard St.

Influential leaders, companies and organizations are taking important steps to create the healthiest nation. We can also build momentum and show a higher commitment to our nation’s public health! Join the MPH program and the Community Public Health Nursing program as we walk with community members around West Baltimore!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

UMB in the Community

You can make a change by starting in your ZIP code! Check out the complete list of NPHW activities in the community or stop by the MPH Student Services Office in Howard Hall, Suite 135.

Friday, April 8

Got Public Health?
Noon to 2 p.m.
University of Maryland Medical Center Cafeteria
22 S. Greene St., 1st Floor, South Building

Zika Virus? Salmonella? What are the best sources for public health information and news alerts? Stop by the public health booth and learn how to get useful preparedness tips, updates, and health alerts.

Oriyomi DawoduBulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, Global & Community Engagement, People, Research, UMB NewsMarch 18, 20160 comments
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