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Baltimore City Health Department Awarded National Accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board

BALTIMORE, MD (November 16, 2021) — The Baltimore City Health Department today announced it has been awarded national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Established in 2007, PHAB is the nonprofit organization that administers the national accreditation program, which aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.

Baltimore City Announces Beginning of Code Blue Extreme Cold Season

BALTIMORE, MD (November 15, 2021)—Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa today announced the start of Baltimore City’s Code Blue Extreme Cold program for the coming winter. Code Blue Extreme Cold is a multi-agency effort to reduce hypothermia deaths by protecting individuals experiencing homelessness, seniors, and other vulnerable populations from extreme cold weather.

Press Release: Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Wednesday through Friday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 24, 2021) With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Wednesday, August 25th through Friday, August 27th.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert Tuesday through Friday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 10, 2021) With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday, August 10 through Friday, August 13.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Baltimore City Health Department Releases Updated List of Cooling Centers Open During Code Red Extreme Heat Alert

BALTIMORE, MD (July 15, 2021) With temperatures remaining high in the Baltimore region, and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has extended the Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Saturday, July 17.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Saturday

BALTIMORE, MD (July 13, 2021) With temperatures remaining high in the Baltimore region, and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has extended the Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Saturday, July 17.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

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

BALTIMORE, MD (July 11, 2021) With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Monday, July 12 through Tuesday, July 13.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

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

BALTIMORE, MD (July 6, 2021) With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit today and tomorrow, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday, July 6 through Wednesday, July 7.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday through Wednesday; First of the Season

BALTIMORE, MD (June 28, 2021). With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday, June 29th through Wednesday, June 30th.  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.

Baltimore City Health Department and Civic Works Announce Grants Program to Support Local COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic and Outreach Efforts

Baltimore, MD (Thursday, May 27, 2021). The Baltimore City Health Department and Civic Works Inc. announced a request for proposals for community organizations and community leaders working in Baltimore City interested in setting up vaccination clinics and performing vaccine education for VALUE communities.

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