75th Annual Human Services Institute

Since 1943, the Institute has been the place for Northeast Ohioans to convene and create community solutions together.

Leana S. WenLessons from Baltimore: The Intersection of Public Health and Physician Activism

Annual Eugene H. Freedheim Lecture Featured Speaker: Leana S. Wen, M.D., MSC., FAAEM, health commissioner, Baltimore County
April 14, 2017
The City Club of Cleveland, 
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH

The public health challenges in Baltimore are mirrored in other urban centers, including Cleveland. Baltimore lags behind the rest of Maryland when it comes to infant mortality, birth weight, and prenatal care.These figures are especially shocking given that Baltimore is home to Johns Hopkins Hospital, an institution lauded as providing some of the best medical care in the world, created with the express interest of serving neighborhoods in need by encouraging physician activism. 

Since taking office, Dr. Wen has launched a campaign against sugary beverages, has pushed research on fentanyl overdoses, and created laws that offer addicts treatment instead of jail time. Perhaps her most recognized program is Safe Streets, a program that engages returning citizens with deep community ties in treating gun violence as a contagious disease.

What can Cleveland learn from Baltimore? Join us for a conversation with Dr. Wen as she shares lessons from the intersection of public health and physician activism. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Use the code "CCS2017" to receive a 20% discount on non-member tickets.

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