Healthwatch with Dr. Leana Wen: Stabilization Centers, Protecting Seniors, and TPPI
Behavioral Health System Baltimore and the Baltimore City Health Department have announced plans to open the city’s first Stabilization Center, with $3.6 million in funds from the State Legislature.
Cuts by the Trump Administration to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative threatens the progress made locally and nationally in reducing the number of unwanted teen pregnancies. We speak with Healthy Teen Network President, Pat Paluzzi, DrPH, about the impact these cuts will have on her clients.
Finally, senior citizens in Baltimore fall more often than seniors elsewhere. Roughly 5,000 visits to emergency rooms last year were because of people taking a tumble. What can be done to keep older folks on their feet?
Dr. Wen answers our questions for the hour, and takes your calls, emails and tweets about your public health concerns.