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"Baltimore Health Commissioner Leads Coalition of Physicians and Public Health Advocates In Support of State Ban On Powdered Alcohol (Palcohol)"

Citing the potential dangers of powdered alcohol for both youth and adults, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen, M.D. has convened a coalition of public health and physician leaders in support of banning the substance in Maryland. “Our efforts need to be focused on making alcoholic products less, not more, available to young people across our state,” Dr Wen said. 

"Mayor and Health Commissioner Honor Four Baltimore Adults and Eight Youths As “Baltimorphosis Changemakers” Against Youth Violence"

Today as part of National Youth Violence Prevention Week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Health Commissioner Leana Wen, M.D. recognized the accomplishments of 12 city residents who are “changemakers” in the community by presenting them with a 2015 Baltimorphosis Changemaker award.  

Baltimore Kicks Off Youth Violence Prevention Week – This Year’s Theme is “Wake up Bmore, Our Lives Matter”

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined city agencies and community partners in kicking off National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW).   Being held March 23-27, 2015, NYVPW is a national public education initiative to spotlight the issue of youth violence, identify strategies to combat this epidemic, and promote the positive role youth have in making their communities and schools safer.

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Events

Mar
30

AMSA (UMSOM Chapter) Talk with Dr. Leana Wen

University of Maryland School of Medicine
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Mar
31

Healthcare Town Hall with Greater Mondawmin Community

Mondawmin Mall Community Room
6:30pm to 8:30pm