Tag Archives: Baltimore City Health Department

Fentanyl the focus of Md. response to opioid epidemic

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh. (file)

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 ...

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Baltimore to join lawsuit to restore teen pregnancy education funding

Dr. Leana Wen. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

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 ...

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Baltimore health department and businesses team up for healthy workplaces

06.12.17 BALTIMORE, MD- Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner for the Baltimore City Health Department announced its Workplace Wellness designation that encourages area employers to provide the healthiest professional setting possible. A new online tool will allow companies to assess their efforts to provide a healthy and fit work environment for all employees. From Left- Dana Perzynski, Ayers Saint Gross Human Resources; Michelle Wright, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Human Resources; Dr. Leana Wen; Deanna Fidler, Chief Human Resources Officer for T. Rowe Price. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

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 ...

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