Press Releases

BCHD Launches New Site for Food Access for Low-Income Senior Residents in Baltimore City

BALTIMORE (March 19, 2018) — The Baltimore City Health Department and Klein’s Family Markets announced, today, the newest Virtual Supermarket site at Ruscombe Gardens, 4800 Yellowwood Avenue. This is the city’s 14th location.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Responds to the President’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse

BALTIMORE, MD (March 19, 2018) - “While it is laudable that President Trump is devoting time and attention to the opioid epidemic, much of his announcement today is deeply troubling."

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Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert

BALTIMORE, MD (February 1, 2018) — Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City, beginning Friday evening, Feb. 2, through the morning of Saturday, Feb. 3.

Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert

BALTIMORE, MD (January 29, 2018) — Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City, beginning Tuesday evening, Jan. 30, through the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert

BALTIMORE, MD (January 16, 2018) — Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City, beginning Wednesday evening, January 17, through the morning of Thursday, January 18.

Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert

BALTIMORE, MD (January 12, 2018) — After a short period of warmer temperatures, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City, beginning Saturday evening, January 13 through the morning of Monday, January 15.

Baltimore City Health Department Launches Smoke-Free Home Initiative HealthiAir

BALTIMORE, MD (January 10, 2018) — Today, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen announced the Health Department’s latest effort to help residents turn their homes into smoke-free comfort zones. 

Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert Extension until Monday, January 8, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD (January 5, 2018) — With continuing cold weather and temperatures predicted to fall into the teens with wind chill temperatures below zero, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen extended a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City through the morning of Monday, January 8.

Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert Extension until Saturday, January 6, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD (January 1, 2018) — Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen extended a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City through the morning of Saturday, January 6.

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Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert Extension until Tuesday, January 2, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD (December 27, 2017) — With continuing overnight temperatures predicted to fall into the teens with wind chill temperatures in the single digits, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen extended a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City through the morning of Tuesday, January 2.

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