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Baltimore City Health Commissioner Declares First Code Red Of The Summer

With a heat index for mid-afternoon tomorrow predicted to reach 105 degrees, interim Health Commissioner Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey has declared a Code Red for Wednesday, July 2. The heat index measures air temperature and relative humidity to indicate how hot it feels to an individual outside.

Baltimore City Launches 2014 Code Red Heat Alert Season

BALTIMORE, MD (June 17, 2014) –  As temperatures begin to rise and with hot and humid conditions expected this week with a heat index approaching 100 degrees, Baltimore City health officials are announcing the 2014 Code Red Heat Alert initiative and reminding citizens of precautions to ensure their safety during hot weather.

Baltimore City Mayor & Health Commissioner Announce Passage Of Needs-Based Syringe Exchange Bill

Baltimore leaders say passage Monday evening by the General Assembly of legislation permitting needs-based exchange of syringes will go a long way toward ensuring the continued success of the city’s highly successful syringe exchange program.  This bill was a top legislative priority for the Mayor and Health Department during the 2014 General Assembly session.

National Health Rankings Show Baltimore City Making Progress on Teen Births, Adult Smoking, Preventable Hospital Stays

Steady progress has been noted in the health of Baltimore City residents in certain key indicators, according to the 2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Baltimore City Receives $750,000 Three-Year State Grant To Launch Baltimarket Healthy Stores Initiative and Reduce Youth Obesity

A $750,000 three-year state grant awarded this month will enable the Baltimore City Health Department to expand efforts at reducing childhood obesity by launching a Baltimarket Healthy Stores program addressing food inequities for residents living in food deserts. 

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Supports City Council Legislation Prohibiting Tobacco Use At Playgrounds, Schoolyards & Athletic Facilities

The Baltimore City Health Commissioner is in support of legislation introduced at tonight’s City Council meeting which would prohibit use of tobacco products near playgrounds, schoolyards and athletic facilities.

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