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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.

Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert in Baltimore Beginning Christmas night into Thursday

BALTIMORE, MD (December 25, 2017) — With overnight temperatures predicted to fall into the 20s with wind chill temperatures in the teens, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen today issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City beginning Monday, December 25 through the morning of Thursday, December 28.  

Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert in Baltimore Beginning Tuesday night into Wednesday

With overnight temperatures predicted to fall into the 20s with wind chill temperatures in the teens, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen today issued a Code Blue declaration for Baltimore City beginning Tuesday, December 12 through the morning of Wednesday, December 13

Keep Your Baby Safe this Holiday Season

This holiday season, city health officials are asking for your help to keep Baltimore’s babies safe. After declining every year since 2009, sleep-related infant deaths are on the rise.

Baltimore Health Officials Encourage Parents to Follow the ABC’s to Prevent Sleep Infant Deaths

BALTIMORE, MD (December 4, 2017) – Baltimore health officials and B’more for Healthy Babies partner organizations today urged families to follow safe sleep practices in response to a spike in the number of sleep related infant deaths.

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Baltimore City Commemorates World AIDS Day

BALTIMORE, MD (December 1, 2017) – In recognition of World AIDS Day 2017, civic and religious leaders from across Baltimore City highlighted the successes and the interventions that are working in our community to fight the epidemic. 

Baltimore City Announces Beginning of Code Blue Season

BALTIMORE, MD (November 15, 2017)—Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen today announced the start of Baltimore City’s Code Blue program for the coming winter. 

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