The Baltimore City Health Department is the oldest, continuously-operating health department in the United States, formed in 1793 when the governor appointed the city’s first health officers in response to a yellow fever outbreak in the Fells Point neighborhood.
During the more than 220 years since then, we’ve been working to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore residents. We strive to make Baltimore a city where all residents realize their full health potential.
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Urban Health Agenda
Our vision for the future of urban health looks beyond health care. Government and community organizations work together to make our wider environments safer, healthier, and more equitable.Learn more
Health Equity Tool
Together with Human Impact Partners, we created an Equity Lens Tool for health officials and their staffs to use in the context of COVID-related decision making.View Tool
Views from the Big Cities: Boston and Baltimore
Leaders from our member city health departments in Boston and Baltimore discuss their COVID-19 response.