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National HIV / AIDS Aging Awareness Day - Free Testing

National HIV / AIDS Aging Awareness Day is September 18th.  Aging is a part of life, HIV doesn’t have to be!  There is free HIV testing available at Baltimore City Senior Centers all month.

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and this year's theme is "Be Disaster Aware.  Take Action To Prepare." Check out the many resources and tips provided by BCHD's Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response here. 

"Teaching about STDs through comic books" (Baltimore Sun) August 17, 2014

When eight high school students are commissioned to make a graphic novel about sexual health, don't be surprised if the result includes pet dragons, a troll with genital warts and a guy named Funk Master Flexin'. These comedic touches appear in a booklet created during a six-week summer program for students at the Baltimore City Health Department that aims to raise awareness about sexual health.



 

"Baltimore doctors push for routine HIV testing" (In Focus, WMAR-ABC2) August 14, 2014

BALTIMORE - It's a disease that claimed millions of lives all over the world and here at home in Baltimore we've seen our fair share of cases, ranking our city as one of the top in the country for HIV cases. With about 13,000 people diagnosed with the virus in the city Health Department officials are getting creative with a program that could turn those numbers around. It's called Protect Baltimore.

"School Year About To Start. Have Your Kids Gotten Their Vaccines?" (WJZ-TV) August 13, 2014

Dr. Judy DeBose, Medical Director of School Health for the Baltimore City Health Department, spoke with WJZ-TV about the importance of all students having their Back to School immunizations.

Vaccination Requirements For The New School Year

Attention parents / caregivers of school-aged children in Baltimore City.  Please ensure students are up-to-date with immunizations before city schools open their doors to students on August 25. There are new school immunization requirements for students entering kindergarten and 7th grade this fall.

"The Return of the Virtual Supermarket"

Baltimore City officials re-launched an online grocery shopping program called the Virtual Supermarket Wednesday nearly a year after the program’s original grocery store partner closed its doors.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake, ShopRite Relaunch Virtual Supermarket Program, First of its Kind in the Nation

Officials announce the relaunch of Baltimore City's Virtual Supermarket program—a nationally award-winning program...

IMAGE: Mayor Rawlings-Blake announces the relaunch of the Virtual Supermarket

"City Relaunches Virtual Supermarket Program in Cherry Hill" (Baltimore Sun - July 30, 2014)

Baltimore's Virtual Supermarket is up and running for the first time in about nine months under a retooled program that makes free the delivery of groceries in one of the city's food deserts.

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.

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