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City Uprising - HIV Outreach Day

2014 Block Party

6th Annual City Uprising Block Party & Health Fair
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hosted by: The JACQUES Initiative of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in partnership with the Gallery Church of Baltimore and HopeSprings.  


Event Videos that feature performers at the First & Franklin Presbyterian Church Block Party:  

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On Saturday, June 28 over 400 individuals gave their time to participate in the 6th City Uprising Block Party & Health Fair. The event reached over 550 community members with HIV testing and wrap-around services at 5 Baltimore City sites, located in zip codes facing high rates of HIV and other health disparities.

Over 1,200 service units were delivered by University of Maryland faculty/students and community-based organizations, highlighting the amazing effort of community involvement in our city’s health and wellbeing. A special thank you to the STAR TRACK Adolescent HIV Program and Legal Aid Baltimore for their participation. The following services were provided:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Healthy lifestyle education
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Legal referrals
  • STI testing
  • Case management

This year’s event had a special focus on engaging young people. Block parties were held at each of the five sites, including:

Martin Pollak Project, Inc.
3701 Eastern Ave. 21224

St. Matthews New Life UMC
416 E. 23rd St. 21218

Payne Memorial AME
1714 Madison Ave. 21217

Unity United UMC
1433 Edmonson Ave. 21223

First & Franklin Presbyterian Church
210 W. Madison Ave.


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