Press Releases

Baltimore City Joins Other Jurisdictions, Individuals, to Sue President Trump for Intentionally Sabotaging the ACA, Increasing Costs of Health Coverage

Faced with Stark Increases in Premiums and Rising Underinsured Rates, Americans Sue to Halt Trump Administration Sabotage

In systematically attacking the health law, President Trump is increasing the cost of health coverage and the number of uninsured Americans, and is violating his constitutional duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

Leana Wen

Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 7, 2018) – With continued heat in the Baltimore region and a heat index expected to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for tomorrow, August 8th.

Health Department Raises Awareness about Benefits of Breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week – August 1 through August 7

Today, during World Breastfeeding Week, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen joined staff at the Health Department’s Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding for healthy mothers and babies.

Federal Representatives Join Mayor Pugh, Health Commissioner Dr. Wen, and Title X Grantees to Announce Opposition to Policies Threatening Women’s Health

Proposed Rule Threatens Health of Four Million Nationwide, More Than 17,000 in Baltimore City 

Federal delegation, Mayor, Dr. Wen, warn of the potential impact that new restrictions would have on women and families.

Leana Wen

Baltimore City Healthy Kids Meals Bill Becomes Law

BALTIMORE, MD (July 18, 2018) — Today, the Baltimore City Healthy Beverages for Children’s Meals bill (C.B. 17-0152) officially takes effect in Baltimore. Water, milk, and 100% fruit juice are now the default beverage options for all kid’s meals offered at restaurants in the city.

Baltimore City Health Department Named Local Health Department of the Year

BALTIMORE (July 17, 2018) — The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) has been awarded the 2018 Local Health Department of the Year – Large Category from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO).

NACCHO

Mayor Pugh and Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Announce Expansion of Telehealth Intervention Program for Older Adults

BALTIMORE, MD (July 12, 2018) — Today, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen announced the expansion of the Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors (TIPS) in the city’s northwest Park Heights community. 

Baltimore City Officials Release Standards for Treating Overdose and Opioid Use in Hospital Settings

BALTIMORE (July 5, 2018) - Today, the Baltimore City Health Department released the finalized standards of the Levels of Care for Baltimore City Hospitals Responding to the Opioid Epidemic. 

Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Tuesday

BALTIMORE, MD (July 1, 2018) – With a heat index expected to be 105 degrees Fahrenheit Monday and Tuesday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has extended the previously announced  Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Tuesday, July 3rd.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Sunday; First of the Season

BALTIMORE, MD (June 30, 2018) – With a heat index expected to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Sunday, July 1, 2018.

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