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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Views from the Big Cities: Boston and Baltimore
Leaders from our member city health departments in Boston and Baltimore discuss their COVID-19 response.