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"Safe Streets: Baltimore's Secret Crime Fighting Weapon" (The Real News) April 15, 2015

Baltimore's reputation as one of the country's most violent cities has been difficult to change. Which is why city leaders have started turning to programs like Safe Streets, an alternative approach to reducing violence.

Health Department PSA On Measles

Just released - watch our PSA where Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen reminds Baltimoreans of the importance for vaccinating children against measles to protect families and communities! This is a great partnership with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Big Cities Health Coalition!

"Tackling The Heroin Crisis In Baltimore" (WMAR) April 1, 2015

Drug and alcohol abuse in Baltimore is a very real issue.  Last year more people died from overdoses then murder in the Charm City.  Heroin is to blame for 143 of those lost lives. "Heroin literally affects every single part of our city,” said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen.  “It's estimated that we have about 19,000 people in our city who are using heroin."

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