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.
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.
As the weather warms and the days become longer, it is a perfect time to begin to plan outdoor activities and take advantage of the many beautiful attractions, spring festivals, recreation centers, and walking and biking trails in our City.
In my very brief time at the Health Department, I have had the pleasure to meet and hear from Baltimore residents, elected officials, healthcare providers and other public health stakeholders all across the City regarding what Baltimore needs to move towards a more equitable health landscape.
It has been a whirlwind week of attending my first State of the City Address, the swearing in ceremony for Commissioner Harris, and meeting some of the talented team at the Baltimore City Health Department.