Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Baltimore Celebrates National Public Health Week

This week, communities across the country are joining together for National Public Health Week, a time dedicated to recognizing the contributions of public health and highlighting issues of importance to improving health.  During the week, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene encourages Marylanders to learn how to prevent injuries in recognition of this year’s theme, “Safety is NO Accident: Live Injury-Free.” Injuries are one of the most serious and expensive public health problems in Maryland, and unlike other leading causes of death, injury is a risk for all age groups and often can be prevented. The Baltimore Sun points out that simple steps like “using seatbelts on every trip, not using cell phones while driving and wearing a bike helmet” can go a long way toward injury prevention.

You can also work toward a safer, healthier Baltimore by attending one of the following health fairs taking place across the city this year:

Loyola University - April 7, 2011 - 11:00AM - 2:00PM
4501 Charles Street
For additional information, contact Linda Januszkiewicz at 410-617-5055 or

Morgan State University - April 8, 2011 - 12:00PM - 4:00PM
1700 E. Coldspring Lane (Hurt Gymnasium)
For additional information, contact Gillian Silver at 443-885-4146 or
Elev8 Baltimore(EBDI) @ East Baltimore Community School - April 9th from 11:00AM - 3:00PM
110 N. Wolfe Street @ Chase Street
For additional information, contact Adriann Anderson at443-703-3671 or

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