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New Baltimore initiative hopes to more closely involve hospitals in fight against opioid epidemic (Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore officials will announce an initiative on Monday meant to give the city’s 11 hospitals incentive to play a bigger role in ending the opioid epidemic.

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Feds Lose in Court Over Funding for Baltimore Teen Pregnancy Program (DELMARVA Public Radio)

 A judge has sided with Baltimore over the federal government in a fight over funding for the nationwide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

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Experts Urge Faster Movement on Health Care Data (U.S. News & World Report)

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS shouldn't wait for the perfect data to come along before planning interventions to improve population health, experts say, because there is no perfect data. 

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Class-action lawsuit targets Trump cuts to teen pregnancy prevention (The Hill)

A class-action lawsuit filed Friday morning argues the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) illegally ended grants to 81 organizations participating in a federal teen pregnancy prevention program. 

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Federal judge rules against Trump Administration over termination of HHS grant (WEAA)

By issuing this ruling, Judge Blake vacated HHS’s decision to prematurely terminate Baltimore’s five-year Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant, and ordered HHS to process Baltimore’s application for continued funding under the grant.  Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen talked with WEAA’s Julius White about the ruling.

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Congress and the President Must Respond to the Opioid Crisis (The Afro)

In this op-ed, Representative Elijah Cummings discusses the opioid epidemic, Dr. Wen's advice about how to combat it, and the legislation he and Senator Warren recently introduced, the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. 

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U.S. judge blocks cuts to teen pregnancy prevention grants (Reuters)

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from terminating grants issued through a teen pregnancy prevention program, marking the third time in a week that a court has held that the administration’s 2017 decision was unlawful.

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Judge Rules in Favor of City Health Department (WYPR)

A federal judge has ruled that the US Department of Health and Human Services unlawfully cut short a grant to the city’s health department by two years.

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Leana Wen

Judge sides with Baltimore in suit over grant funding (AP)

A judge has sided with Baltimore over the federal government in a fight over funding for the nationwide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.

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Baltimore wins suit against feds over teen pregnancy prevention funding (Baltimore Business Journal)

Federal funding for Baltimore's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program could be safe, following a court win on Wednesday.

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