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Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Saturday; First of the Season

BALTIMORE, MD (June 28, 2019) Due to prolonged heat in the Baltimore region and a heat index expected to reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit Saturday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for tomorrow, Saturday, June 29.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body.  This is Baltimore City’s first Code Red Extreme Heat Alert of the season.

Note From The Commissioner:Getting Tested and Talking to Our Youth about Sexual Health

This past week, we celebrated Pride Month during the 2019 Baltimore City Pride Parade and Festival. We were excited to participate and enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces from the community and beyond. 

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Note From The Commissioner: Planning and Advocating for a Healthier Baltimore

Last week, I was joined by my leadership team as we went before the City Council to present our budget proposal for fiscal year 2020.

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Baltimore City Commissioner of Health Dr. Letitia Dzirasa Responds to the State’s First Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

Baltimore, MD - Today, the Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center 

Note From The Commissioner: Let's Continue to Win for Baltimore!

I want to express my gratitude and pride in the entire Health Department for their hard work daily supporting the health needs of Baltimoreans.

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Baltimore City Health Department Announces Beginning of 2019 Code Red Extreme Heat Season

BALTIMORE, MD (May 15, 2019) Today, the Baltimore City Health Department is announcing the start of Baltimore City’s Code Red Extreme Heat season. Code Red Extreme Heat is a multi-agency effort to address the impact of extreme heat on residents of Baltimore City.

Note From The Commissioner: Celebrating a Resilient Community

Last weekend marked four years since the death of Freddie Gray.  The uprising that immediately followed his death brought to light so many of the longstanding challenges facing our City and also served as a call to action. 

Healthy Youth Day

Note from the Commissioner: Community Partnerships Can Make a Difference

This week, I had the honor of addressing the 14th Sisters Together and Reaching, Inc.’s (STAR) Why Women Cry Conference.

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Note from the Acting Commissioner: Get Vaccinated

Late last week, there was news of a confirmed

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Measles Case Confirmed; Possible Exposures in Baltimore Area

Baltimore, MD – On April 5, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed a measles case in a Maryland resident.

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