Avance Center for the Advancement of Immigrant/Refugee Health
By School of Public Health and Health Services
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The Avance Center for the Advancement of Immigrant/Refugee Health is a collaboration among the George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services’s Department of Prevention and Community Health, the Maryland Multicultural Youth Center, the Rivera Group, and other area Latino community partners. Its focus is on the prevention of substance abuse, violence and sexual risk in the community of Langley Park, Maryland. The Avance Center is supported by a 5-year Exploratory P20 Research Center grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), funded in June of 2012.
||Avance Center Launch and Symposium Part 1||This includes the opening remarks by Dean Goldman of the School of Public Health and Health Services, and Avance Center Director, Dr. Mark Edberg.||5/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Avance Center Launch and Symposium Part 2||This includes the panel discussion conducted during the second half of the event and the question and answer portion at the end of the panel discussion. The panelists included Councilman Will Campos (MD); LAYC/MMYC's Director, Luisa Montero-Diaz Director; a graduate from MMYC's Parents as Leaders program, Francisca Quintanilla; CASA de Maryland's Health and Human Services Director, George Escobar; Maryland's High Point High School Principal, Sandra Jimenez; and the Avance Center's Principal Investigator, Dr. Sean Cleary. The panel was moderated by Dr. Olga Acosta Price, who is an Investigator in the Avance Center and is the Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools.||5/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|