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Urbanite Letter to the Editor, June 2007

A group of JHSPH students, including four SPARC executive board members, wrote this letter to the editor of Urbanite magazine, in response to an article co-authored by Robert Blum, Director of the Hopkins Urban Health Institution, and Chair of the JHSPH Department of Population and Family Health Sciences Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, published in Urbanite's March 2007 issue. The article and letter discussed urban planning and public health. To see the letter, scroll down to "If Walls Could Talk."

JHPH Magazine Letter to the Editor, Spring 2007

JHPH Magazine Urban Health Issue, Fall 2006
SPARC Co-Chairs Kamila Mistry and Susan Ghanbarpour wrote this letter to the editor of Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine, on behalf of SPARC, published in the Spring 2007 issue. In response to the magazine's Fall 2006 issue, "25 Ways to Improve Urban Health," they noted the importance of student engagement in the community and the role of SOURCE.

SPARCing Change: Adventures of a Student Advocacy Group at JHSPH
Susan Ghanbarpour, MA and Amanda L. Vogel, MSc. SPARC Executive Committee members, led a session about how to create and sustain a student advocacy group at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) 10th Anniversary Conference on April 14, 2007, in Toronto, Canada. This pdf file includes slides from the session, which describe SPARC's formation and activities from 2005-2007.

Message from the Executive Director
By Sarena D. Seifer, MD, Executive Director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Partnership Matters Newsletter, July 2006
Scroll down to the bottom of page 2 to see this article featuring SPARC as an example of student advocacy
efforts for community-academic partnerships.
For more information about Community Campus Partnerships for Health, a nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher education,
visit their website:

Our Neighbors
Jay Graham, a former SPARC Executive Commiteee member wrote this article, published in the Spring 2006 issue of The Stew, a JHSPH student-run literary and arts magazine.

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