City officials and a cohort of partners mark another major milestone today as they celebrate the 5,000th pair of glasses provided through the Vision for Baltimore program to Baltimore City Public Schools students.
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen joined Baltimore City Department of General Services (DGS) Director Steve Sharkey to host a naloxone training for Baltimore City Employees at the War Memorial Building.
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen is here to discuss some of the troubling new data on Maryland’s opioid problem, and some new efforts by Congressman Elijah Cummings and Senator Elizabeth Warren to help address it.
Baltimore health clinics fear a proposed federal gag rule that would prohibit money from going to centers that perform or refer patients for abortions would undercut their ability to care for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
"Cummings and Warren, both Democrats, sought to use the forum — televised nationally by C-SPAN — to promote legislation that would provide $100 billion over 10 years for services to combat substance use disorders.
Hear the story of someone who could feel the most impact if the proposed #TilteX changes go though, a client of one of our clinics: "I hope my daughters don’t have to live in a world where the leaders of the country don’t respect women.
The lawmakers said the Title X rule change will hurt access to all health services because the clinics also provide services such as cancer screenings, HIV testing and counseling and substance use and mental health screenings.