Press Releases

Congressman Elijah Cummings, Mayor Catherine Pugh and Dr. Leana Wen Commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day

BALTIMORE, MD (August 31, 2018) —Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana S. Wen, and community leaders observed International Overdose Awareness Day at Baltimore City Hall. 

Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Thursday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 29, 2018) – With continued high temperatures in the Baltimore region and a  heat index expected to be over 101 degrees Fahrenheit Thursday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has extended the previously announced Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Thursday. August 30. 

Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday and Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 27, 2018) – With a heat index expected to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit both Tuesday and Wednesday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29. 

Health Department Issues Response to Today's Baltimore City Biennial Performance Audit

BALTIMORE, MD (August 22, 2018) - Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, issued the following statement about the Baltimore City Biennial Performance Audit released to the Board of Estimates today.

Health Department’s Early Head Start Program Hosts Graduation Ceremonies in Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood

BALTIMORE, Md. (August 16, 2018)—Today, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen joined community partners  to celebrate the closing exercises of Baltimore City’s newest Early Head Start Program in the City’s Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood.

Health Department Celebrates B’more for Healthy Babies Breastfeeding Awareness Initiatives in Upton/Druid Heights

BALTIMORE, MD (August 15, 2018) —Today, in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen joined community partners to recognize B’more for Healthy Babies (BHB), the City’s initiative to reduce infant mortality and improve outcomes in the first three years of a child’s life and promote the importance of breastfeeding.

Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 7, 2018) – With continued heat in the Baltimore region and a heat index expected to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for tomorrow, August 8th.

Health Department Raises Awareness about Benefits of Breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week – August 1 through August 7

Today, during World Breastfeeding Week, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen joined staff at the Health Department’s Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding for healthy mothers and babies.

Baltimore City Joins Other Jurisdictions, Individuals, to Sue President Trump for Intentionally Sabotaging the ACA, Increasing Costs of Health Coverage

Faced with Stark Increases in Premiums and Rising Underinsured Rates, Americans Sue to Halt Trump Administration Sabotage

In systematically attacking the health law, President Trump is increasing the cost of health coverage and the number of uninsured Americans, and is violating his constitutional duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

Leana Wen

Federal Representatives Join Mayor Pugh, Health Commissioner Dr. Wen, and Title X Grantees to Announce Opposition to Policies Threatening Women’s Health

Proposed Rule Threatens Health of Four Million Nationwide, More Than 17,000 in Baltimore City 

Federal delegation, Mayor, Dr. Wen, warn of the potential impact that new restrictions would have on women and families.

Leana Wen

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