Baltimore’s new health commissioner, Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, has been on the job for two months. She oversees an annual budget of $150 million dollars and initiatives aimed at improving the health of residents young and old. We talk about Dr. Dzirasa’s priorities: from food access to halting the opioid-overdose epidemic.
As part of her violence reduction initiative, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been meeting daily with the heads of every city agency. On Tuesday morning, she took another step, a walking tour of one of the toughest neighborhoods in the city.