Healthwatch With Dr. Leana Wen: Safe Babies, ACA, Combating Violence & Opioid Abuse, Code Blue | WYPR

Healthwatch With Dr. Leana Wen: Safe Babies, ACA, Combating Violence & Opioid Abuse, Code Blue

Nov 21, 2017

The B'more for Healthy Babies initiative has helped reduce the city's infant mortality rate to record lows.
Credit photo courtesy gbmc.org

It's another edition of the Midday Healthwatch, our monthly conversation with Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana WenShe’ll bring us up to date on the city’s continuing battle with the twin epidemics of violence and drug abuse.  We’ll also talk about health insurance.  Record numbers of Marylanders are signing up under the Affordable Care Act.  How the city’s B’more for Healthy Babies initiative is giving babies a healthy start.  And, despite record high temperatures today, it’s Code Blue season.  How are some of our most vulnerable citizens going to stay safe this winter?