Wellmobile Parked In Penn-North Community To Assist Residents As Recovery Continues

The University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing Governor’s Wellmobile will be parked at the corner of North Avenue and Fulton Avenue in the city’s Penn-North community today through Friday May 8th from 11am to 5pm each day.  The Wellmobile will be staffed by volunteers from the University of Maryland Baltimore as well as staff from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods and the Baltimore City Health Department.

"Public Health In Baltimore After The Unrest" (WYPR) May 5, 2015

The looting and destruction of the CVS pharmacy at North and Pennsylvania avenues became one of the indelible images of the unrest last week. It will also have a lasting impact on the Penn-North neighborhood. Residents who need prescriptions filled have had to find somewhere else to go. Baltimore’s Health Department has been aiding residents in locating new pharmacies and overseeing public health efforts post-unrest. With Sheilah to talk about it is Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City’s Health Commissioner.

Mayor, Health Commissioner deliver medication to customers affected by riots (abc2news)

"The aftermath of 13 looted pharmacies goes well beyond boarded windows and doors. Many throughout Baltimore depend on the stores for the medication."

"Prescription help available as damaged pharmacies remain closed" (Baltimore Sun) May 2, 2015

As more than a dozen pharmacies remained closed after fires and looting in Baltimore, city health officials on Saturday urged people who can't get their medicines to call 311 for help. At least 13 pharmacies were still closed Saturday, said city Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen.  She went door to door Saturday, visiting residents in affected neighborhoods to spread the word.

Baltimore City Health Department Working To Ensure Prescription Availability For Residents Impacted By Civil Unrest

The Baltimore City Health Department is leading efforts with the city’s 311 system to ensure prescription medicine is available to residents who are impacted by the current civil unrest. At least 10 retail pharmacies are closed, including two CVS locations that were burned, and eight Rite Aid locations that suffered fire and / or looting damage.

Health Department Working To Provide Access and Information For Critical Health Services, Announces Webpage For Clinical Updates

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen work to ensure uninterrupted access to health care. 

Trauma & Mental Health Resources

The Baltimore City Health Department is committed to ensuring that communities impacted by the recent tragic events in Baltimore have access to needed trauma counseling and mental health services. As part of the City’s response to these tragic events, BCHD is working with schools, churches and community organizations to provide mental health services to impacted communities. We are also providing this FAQ on Trauma and Mental Health for the public.

City Agencies & Private Sector Partnering To Deliver Counseling And Mental Health Services to Communities Impacted by Violence and Civil Unrest

Coordinated efforts across multiple agencies and private organizations to address trauma

Druid Health Center Closed - Wednesday, April 29

The Druid Health Center will be closed on Wednesday, April 29.  Clinical services will be available at the Eastern Health Center, 620 N. Caroline Street.

"City Neighborhoods Where Life Expectancy Is Lowest" (New York Times)

Life expectancy is the ultimate measure of a neighborhood’s well-being, and many of the map’s bright red splotches designating the lowest rates in the city line up neatly with the places where Monday night’s violence occurred. “Health equity is a civil rights issue,” Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore’s health commissioner, said in an interview. “We’re often told we grow up in the land of two Baltimores. Life expectancy differs by 20 years, depending on which city block you happen to be born in.”

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