Mayor Appoints Dr. Leana Wen as Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces her appointment of Dr. Leana S. Wen as Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, effective January 15, 2015.

"Health official: Baltimore making progress in fight against HIV/AIDS" (WMAR-ABC2)

Dr. Patrick Chaulk discusses with Kelly Swoope from WMAR-ABC2 the progress that has been made in Baltimore combatting HIV & AIDS.  This interview aired on InFocus on December 1, 2014.

Mayor and Health Commissioner Announce Code Blue Program for Winter 2014-15

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City Interim Health Commissioner Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey, PhD, today announced the start of Baltimore City's Code Blue program for this coming winter. Code Blue is a multi-agency coordinated approach to providing vulnerable populations in Baltimore City with relief from extreme cold weather. The program’s goal is to reduce the number of hypothermia deaths and related illnesses in the city.

"Possible Ebola case tests Maryland’s readiness" (Washington Post) October 30, 2014

On Sunday afternoon, a woman bound for Maryland after visiting West Africa landed at Dulles International Airport. Because she had visited one of the countries being ravaged by the Ebola virus, she underwent enhanced screening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

Senior Forum

Senior Public Forum

Ask questions and get answers on the state of services for seniors in Baltimore City. Thursday, November 20, - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Medicare Open Enrollment Through December 7

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 through December 7.  All Medicare recipients can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2015. Baltimore City residents can call Maryland Access Point at 410-396-2273 to get additional information.

"Lowering The Infant Mortality Rate In Baltimore" (WYPR - Maryland Morning), October 15, 2014

More than six in every thousand babies in Maryland die before their first birthday. In Baltimore, the infant mortality rate is even higher – 10.3 deaths in the first year for every thousand live births – although the rate has been heading down in recent years. 


"Mayor appoints task force to study heroin, substance abuse" (Baltimore Sun) October 15, 2014)

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a new task force Wednesday that will spend the next nine months studying heroin and substance abuse in Baltimore and developing ideas for the city to better coordinate treatment options.

WBAL-TV Covers Safe Streets Baltimore Award

WBAL-TV highlights Safe Streets Baltimore in the Park Heights community: "Safe Streets Baltimore Awarded Ravens Honor Row"

"Getting it right: Baltimore’s safe sleep efforts pay off" (Columbus Post Dispatch) September 16, 2014

Antoine Dow is a 40-year-old Baltimore barber who never passes on an opportunity to talk about a lifesaving issue - safe Sleep for babies. Dearea Matthews is a 29-year-old Baltimore mother who experienced a tragic loss. Antoine, Dearea and others are interviewed for this excellent story about Baltimore's efforts to protect babies.