Better Together Baltimore: Virtual Edition – COVID-19: Disparities Amongst Black Populations

Join our President, Brian Sims and Jamie Slaughter-Acey, PhD as they discuss the Corona virus pandemic and disparities that are beginning to show up in the data. Where do we go from here? What lessons can be learned?

This interactive convo will outline the existing factors contributing to these disparities and what can be done to ensure we effectively work to reduce disparities and increase equity.

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The Greater Baltimore Health Improvement Initiative (GBHII) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Its mission is to empower individuals to take control of their health through education, advocacy and action.

Better Together Baltimore: Virtual Edition- Social Innovation for Education

What we intend to accomplish, is to provide an overview of the challenges, parents, educators and students face when out of school for extended periods of time and what can be done to proactively prepare and address these challenges. Particularly issues related to information sharing and gathering, and addressing the overall complexities that contribute to lack of equity in education and how those are exacerbated during times such as these. We will build on this information in coming days and weeks to create a set of recommendations and guidelines that memorializes the information gathered to provide as a resources to stakeholders.

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The Greater Baltimore Health Improvement Initiative (GBHII) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Its mission is to empower individuals to take control of their health through education, advocacy and action.

Our Resolve To Make a Change is Even Stronger

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DiAndre at the GBHII “BeMore” Teen Summit May 25

It is with a heavy heart that we deliver the unfortunate news of the death of a 13 year-old student from Booker T. Washington Middle School, our Partner School for the 2015-2016 school year. DiAndre Barnes was shot and killed less than a half-mile from the school on Saturday June 11 2016. All too often we hear news such as this and respond in whichever way we have become accustomed to. We at GBHII, along with many others in this city have decided that it is simply not enough to hang our heads in sadness and disbelief.

If you may recall, we held our first teen summit May 25, 2015 to address this very circumstance, the rise of violence in the summer months impacting youth in Baltimore City. This type of thing happens much to often, especially to the most vunerable of those in our city, the children. This further highlights the need for sustained engagement and support for members of our communities.

Last Saturday, June 18, GBHII held our annual strategic retreat. During this time, we mapped out our programs for the upcoming year, and more specifically, discussed a response to this particular act of violence. In the coming weeks and months we will be developing and rolling out a new mentorship program centered around families of school aged .

We ask that you keep the Barnes family family and the Booker T Washington Middle School community in your thoughts and prayers