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Medicare Open Enrollment Through December 7

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 through December 7.  All Medicare recipients can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2015. Baltimore City residents can call Maryland Access Point at 410-396-2273 to get additional information.

"Lowering The Infant Mortality Rate In Baltimore" (WYPR - Maryland Morning), October 15, 2014

More than six in every thousand babies in Maryland die before their first birthday. In Baltimore, the infant mortality rate is even higher – 10.3 deaths in the first year for every thousand live births – although the rate has been heading down in recent years. 

 

"Mayor appoints task force to study heroin, substance abuse" (Baltimore Sun) October 15, 2014)

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a new task force Wednesday that will spend the next nine months studying heroin and substance abuse in Baltimore and developing ideas for the city to better coordinate treatment options.

WBAL-TV Covers Safe Streets Baltimore Award

WBAL-TV highlights Safe Streets Baltimore in the Park Heights community: "Safe Streets Baltimore Awarded Ravens Honor Row"

"Getting it right: Baltimore’s safe sleep efforts pay off" (Columbus Post Dispatch) September 16, 2014

Antoine Dow is a 40-year-old Baltimore barber who never passes on an opportunity to talk about a lifesaving issue - safe Sleep for babies. Dearea Matthews is a 29-year-old Baltimore mother who experienced a tragic loss. Antoine, Dearea and others are interviewed for this excellent story about Baltimore's efforts to protect babies.

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. 

Flu Shot Clinics For Seniors in September

The Baltimore City Health Department, in partnership with Maxim Health Services, will offer flu shots to seniors age 65 and older, on 6 days in September.

"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.



 

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