Outreach Events

Outreach Events Archive

(Update in Progress)

August 20th, 2016
SummerFest 2016
Health Information Resource Fair with AMHTF Table for the Event
Topics Include: Health information tables, vision screens, blood pressure checks, nutrition information, flu vaccines, children’s physicals, HIV and Hep-C testing, podiatry checks, diabetes education, massage chair by licensed masseuse, Health Insurance enrollment with NYS Market Place including Medicaid and Child Health plus
Contact: Blanca Ramos, Lauren Dasen for detail
Hosted by Planned Parenthood and HHC

August 11th, 2014
Black Men’s Health Summit
When: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 | 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Society – 405 Washington Avenue - Albany, NY
Cost: FREE

February 21st, 2014
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Facilitated by Daniella Thorne and Julia Shafer

October 2013
Macedonia Church Health Program Conference
Held at Macedonia Baptist Church from 7:30am – 2:30pm

September 17th, 2013
Dads Take Your Child to School Day
Fatherhood participation day facilitated by the Office of Children and Family Services and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Includes activities planned for fathers who take their kids to schoo.

September 6th, 2013
Out Communities and the New York Health Benefit Exchange
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Campus Center Assembly Hall
Uptown Campus
Join us for a lively discussion with community experts as they share information about the New York Health Benefit Exchange, the In-Person Assistors/Navigators and their community partnerships. This workshop is designed specifically for professionals, community members, faculty and students and everyone interested in practice, policy, research and advocacy as it relates to the Health Disparities issues in the Capital District.
Kelvin S. Sapp, Project Coordinator, New York Health Benefit Exchange
Bob Cohen, Policy Director, Citizens Action of New York
Bruce Stanley, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, SUNY

April 25th – 27th, 2013
Capital District Summit on Black Men and Boys

Apr 25
Unveiling the Truth, Dispelling the Myths: Screening of "Hoodwinked"

4:30 - 6:00 pm – Reception
6:00 - 8:00 pm – Program
Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305
There are many distortions and misrepresentations of the facts concerning Black males in America today. On Thursday afternoon, we will offer a presentation of the movie "Hoodwinked," followed by a discussion lead by the author and creator, Janks Morton.


Apr 27
What Must be Done?: Promising Approaches to Support Black Males

8:30 am - 4:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Leonard Dunston, former president of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. will provide the keynote presentation. Workshops will address the health and well-being of Black Males and strategies to support and encourage empowerment of Black males, families, neighborhoods and re-build communities, focusing on Faith, Education, Health, the Black Family, and Youth.
A project of: Macedonia Baptist Church; Black Child Development Inst; Rho Sigma Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Mu Iota Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; Sigma Pi Phi/Beta PSI Boule UAlbany; Fathers Inc;. and Schenectady County Community College in partnership with CEMHD Summit Locations: University at Albany Schenectady County Community College First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany


Apr 26
Perspectives on Policy

This session by invitation only
University at Albany, Uptown Campus
Dr. Sydney Hankerson from Columbia University will present a keynote address on Black Males and Mental Health. This will be followed by a presentation on the work done recently by Fathers Inc., and the Urban Institute to revisit the 1965 Moynihan Report that provides an update on current perspectives on the Black family.
We will then host a dialogue about promising strategies with local strategy and policy makers, from the public and private sectors, education, faith community and political arenas.


A Celebration of Local Advocates of Black Male Empowerment
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Macedonia Baptist Church
26 Wilson Ave., Colonie, NY 12205
On Friday evening, the Capital Region will lift up the work of supporting and encouraging black males with a spirit filled program of music and word, and recognition of our local advocates who with their time and talents, encourage black males to seek excellence.

April 18th, 2013
Efforts of the NYS Office of Children & Family Services to Address Racial Disparity in Child Welfare Presented
12:15 - 1:30
Leavitt Room,
Downtown Campus
Greg Owens, LMSW
Greg Owens, LMSW, specializes in Criminal and Juvenile Justice. He has worked as a clinician and manager in various settings including residential treatment and community-based organizations and has worked for NYS Division for Youth/Office for Children and Family Services for 25 years. He is currently the Director of Special Populations and is responsible for statewide initiatives including mentoring, youth gangs and violence, disproportionate minority representation, cultural competence and responsible fatherhood.
Co-sponsored by the School of Social Welfare and CEMHD

March 15th, 2013
Our Communities and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Join us for a lively event with 3 community experts as they discuss what the Affordable Care Act means for women's health, health exchanges, and the LBGT community.
Lea Webb, Webb Consulting
Jonathan Lang, Director of Governmental Projects & Community Development, Empire State Pride Agenda
Georgana Hanson, Assistant Vice President of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Family Planning Advocates of New York State

March 13th, 2013
The Successful Elimination of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Health
Dr. Glen Flores
Professor of Pediatrics, Clinical Sciences, and Public Health; Director of the Division of General Pediatrics; the Judith and Charles Ginsburg Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Dallas School of Public Health
Room 110 A, Atrium of the East Campus,
1 University Place
Rensselaer, NY 12144
For more information: Professor Janine Jurkowski [email protected]

March 8th, 2013
Screening and discussion of the film: "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide"
Discussants: Wilma Alvarado-Little, Outreach Director, CEMHD Jean Fei, NYS Victims Assistance Academy Nadya Lawson, Holding Our Own and The Women's Building Loretta Pyles, Associate Professor, School of Social Work Sponsored by WMHT For more information contact Amanda Lester: [email protected]

February 24th, 2013
UAlbany Student groups: Doctors for Hope and the NAACP Health Committee present: "Health Disparities in the Black Community"
Presentation by
Wilma Alvarado-Little, MA, MSW, Outreach Director
Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities

February 22nd, 2013
Young Moms on a Mission: "Let's Talk about Healthy Practices"
Planning session for 2013 workshops
Inman Center
53 Guy Park Ave Amsterdam, New York (Rear parking lot entrance)
Advance Registration required
Contact: Nilda Giraldi: 518.842.1205, [email protected] or
Lynda Peckowitz: 518.442.4904, [email protected]