Press Releases

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Commends Maryland General Assembly for Passing Legislation to Stop Prescription Drug Gouging

BALTIMORE, MD (April 10, 2017) — Today, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued the following statement in response to the Maryland General Assembly’s passage of House Bill 631, which will authorize the State’s Attorney General's Office to take legal action to stop price gouging of off-patent or generic drugs: 

Baltimore City Health Department Awarded over $4 million to Connect Patients to Critical Community Services

BALTIMORE, MD (April 7, 2017) — The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) announced today that the agency has been selected for a $4.2 million, five-year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under its Accountable Health Communities (AHC) program to support efforts to implement a comprehensive model that will better connect patients to health-related community and social services.

Baltimore City Health Department Hosts Healthy Baltimore 2020 Community Conversation on Chronic Disease Prevention

BALTIMORE, MD (March 29, 2017)—The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) today hosted the latest Healthy Baltimore 2020 Community Conversation, a town hall meeting offering residents the opportunity to provide public comment on Healthy Baltimore 2020—BCHD’s recently released strategic blueprint for health and wellness through the lens of health equity.

Baltimore City Health Department Finds Health Improving Across City

BALTIMORE, MD (March 29, 2017) – Today, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) issued the latest editions of its Neighborhood Health Profiles and 2017 BCHD White Paper, outlining the state of health in Baltimore, previous accomplishments, and strategic priorities.

Baltimore City Health Services Affected by Winter Storm Stella

Baltimore, MD (March 14, 2017) – The following Baltimore City Health Department Services have been impacted by Winter Storm Stella:

Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert in Baltimore Overnight Tonight Through Thursday Morning

BALTIMORE, MD (March 14, 2017) – With temperatures predicted to fall into the single digits with wind chill, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen today issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City beginning tonight, Tuesday, March 14th through the morning of Thursday, March 16th.

Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert in Baltimore Overnight Tonight Through Saturday Morning

BALTIMORE, MD (March 10, 2017) – With temperatures predicted to fall into the teens with wind chill, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr.

Baltimore City Announces 1000th Pair of Free Glasses Delivered to Students through Vision for Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD (March 8, 2017) – Baltimore City officials marked a major milestone today as the 1,000th pair of glasses was delivered through the Vision for Baltimore program.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Expresses Grave Concern about Plan to Replace the Affordable Care Act

BALTIMORE, MD (March 7, 2017) – Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen today issued the following statement in response to a bill that aims to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Baltimore City Health Department Launches New Civic Innovation Program

BALTIMORE, MD (March 2, 2017) – The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) today celebrated the inaugural cohort of Baltimore City’s TECHealth (Transforming Engineering for Civic Health) program, an innovative initiative that engages members of Baltimore’s thriving technology and design communities to address local public health challenges. 

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