Health

The Baltimore City Health Department pursues a mission of advocating, leading, and providing services of the highest quality in order to promote and protect the health of Baltimore residents. The Department is comprised of three Divisions, which include Disease Control, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Community and Environmental Health and the Office of Aging and CARE Services. The Department also guides several non-profit entities, including the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), Baltimore HealthCare Access (BHCA), Baltimore City Healthy Start, Baltimore Mental Health Systems, and Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems (BSAS). With approximately 1,000 employees, the Health Department provides and oversees a wide variety of services, including animal control, restaurant inspection, lead monitoring, childhood immunizations, and STD screening. With its singular mission but extensive breadth of services, the Baltimore City Health Department strives to make Baltimore a healthier community.

Reporting Metrics

The Health Department provides data on the following topics in its template:

  • Adolescent & Reproductive Health
  • Child Health and Immunization
  • Women's Infant and Children (WIC)
  • Maternal and Infant Nursing
  • Baltimore HealthCare Access (BHCA)
  • Baltimore Infants and Toddlers
  • Clinic Volume
  • Community Risk Reduction—Needle Exchange Program (NEP) and Staying Alive Drug Overdose Prevention Program (SAP)
  • School Health
  • Office of Aging and CARE Services
  • Tobacco Use Prevention and Smoking Cessation
  • Animal Control
  • Buprenorphine Initiative