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Uphams Corner News Index - January 2013, Issue #69


Issue 69 January 11, 2013


Uphams Corner Visioning Forum
Jan 11, 2013

Uphams Corner Visioning ForumFor all people who live, work, play, visit or care about the Uphams Corner neighborhood, please attend the Uphams Corner Visioning Forum.

Saturday, February 2, 2013
9:30 am -1:00 pm
The Kroc Center
650 Dudley Street

The goal is to involve as many people as possible directly into the short and long term planning for the Uphams Corner area including economic development, jobs, transit, housing and quality of life.  

Everyone's voice is needed to help develop a comprehensive vision for the future, one that starts with the people and reflects their priorities and needs.




Boston Youth Fund Hopeline 2013 Registration
Jan 11, 2013

Feb 1 - Mar 3, 2013
Boston Youth Fund HopelineApply to the BYF HOPELINE to be considered for employment with the Boston Youth Fund for the summer of 2013!

Positive job experiences for youth are essential for teens, not just a paycheck.  A quality  work experience allows the youth of Boston an opportunity to discover and explore their talents while contributing to the well being of their community.

Boston Youth Fund Goals
  • Discover and develop new skills
  • Gain an understanding of the workforce
  • Acquire a sense of responsibility and teamwork
  • Broaden the sense of community
  • Form lasting relationships




Flu MapPublic Health Emergency - Free Flu Clinics Provided
Jan 11, 2013

In response to the dramatic rise in cases of the flu in Boston, Mayor Menino has declared a public health emergency.  Compared with last year, there has been a 10-fold increase in the number of flu cases (700 vs 70) with the flu season extending through March.

A more colorful reproduction of the CDC Influenza Surveillance Report, the map at right shows the extent to which (red) the influenza has spread throughout the US including Alaska.

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has authorized many clinics (21) throughout the city to maintain flu clinic hours Jan 11-13, 2013.  This includes the Uphams Corner Health Center which will offer clinics both Friday and Saturday.

Mayor Menino and the Health Commission are  encouraging everyone to get a "flu shot" ASAP (now!).





Uphams Corner Health Center World AIDS EventUphams Corner Health Center Offers Comprehensive Approach to HIV/AIDS
Jan 11, 2013

Uphams Corner Health Center Offers Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Program and actively participates in community AIDS efforts. In fact, the UCHC AIDS Outreach program was one of the first programs in Boston willing to work with AIDS patients, back when fear, stigma, and misinformation were the norm.  

On November 29, 2012, the clinic held an all afternoon World AIDS Day event with prayer, stories, food and a keynote speaker who lives with AIDS and who is integral to the UCHC support network. 

They then released balloons in honor of AIDS patients who had passed. 

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