Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins’ global health arm, has been training nurses, midwives and other community health workers across the developing world for decades. But as the COVID-19 pandemic created an urgent need for increased community health initiatives throughout the United States, Jhpiego did something it had never done before — it brought its public health programming home to Baltimore. Jh[...]
To make progress in addressing Maryland’s opioid epidemic, public health leaders will have to confront use of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl. Despite statewide declines in deaths due to heroin and prescription opioid use, overall intoxication deaths continued to climb with the use of fentanyl. “We continue to be extremely concerned about the large number […]
A crack in a sewage vent pipe has temporarily closed a Baltimore police station.
Baltimore city next week will join a federal lawsuit asking the federal government to restore promised grant funding to a program that provides evidence-based education to reduce teen birth rates. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ended the five-year program two years early, leaving the city without $3.5 million to put toward its […]
The Open Society Institute-Baltimore gave the Baltimore City Health Department $200,000 to help fight the opioid crisis, capping a stretch of increased funding for the opioid crisis across the city and state. The grant money will fund health department initiatives to reduce the stigma associated with addiction and to increase rapid engagement to prevent spikes in […]
The Baltimore City Health Department launched a program Monday to encourage city employers to increase employee health. Under the program, city businesses can earn a Workplace Wellness Designation if they meet certain criteria. “We recognize the important role our business sector plays in a healthy Baltimore,” Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said. With […]
Baltimore’s health commissioner says she’s looking forward to working with state Sen. Catherine Pugh, the presumptive Democratic nominee to be the city’s next mayor, and that the two share the same goals for the city. “I’m very excited to be joining [Pugh’s] team and to work closely with her,” Dr. Leana Wen told The Daily […]
Before going to a new restaurant people typically check out reviews on Yelp. Now, with a new portal unveiled by the Baltimore City Health Department, users can also see if a restaurant in the city has passed all of its health inspections. Launched Tuesday by City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen and Councilman Brandon M. […]