About health & healthcare

March 27, 2007 at 11:41 pm 29 comments

Dialog and link recommendation concerning environmentally-related human health and health care issues.


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  • 1. dougretzler  |  March 27, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    Disparities Research for Change
    Seeks to improve the quality of health care provided to patients from racial and ethnic backgrounds likely to experience disparities.


  • 2. dougretzler  |  March 31, 2007 at 7:52 am

    EarthSave Baltimore

    EARTHSAVE BALTIMORE is a completely volunteer operated nonprofit that
    educates people about the powerful impact our food choices have on the
    environment, our health, and all life on Earth. We educate and support
    people in making the shift toward a whole food, plant-centered diet.


  • 3. greencitybaltimore  |  April 2, 2007 at 10:45 am

    The Health Concern
    Family owned and operated since 1971. We have been and are committed to bringing you the best information and products for your health care needs. Largest bulk herb selection in Baltimore


  • 4. greencitybaltimore  |  April 2, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG)
    Dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger.


  • 5. loisgreencity  |  April 6, 2007 at 2:59 am

    Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning


    2714 Hudson Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21224-4716


  • 6. loisgreencity  |  April 7, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    Environmental Justice Partnership

    A partnership formed in 2003 as a way to promote healthy behavior in the East Baltimore community and to better involve the community in the research conducted at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Comprises staff and faculty at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 11 different East Baltimore organizations, and faculty and students from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

    Created to promote healthier behavior; to involve the community at research in the Bloobmerg School; and to address the greater burden faced by East Baltimoreans from environmental health hazards, such as lead paint and air pollution, compared to some wealthier communities.



  • 7. loisgreencity  |  April 7, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    Coalition for a Lead Safe Environment

    2714 Hudson Street, Baltimore MD 21224


  • 8. dougretzler  |  April 17, 2007 at 8:03 am

    Rachel’s Environment and Health News
    Published by the Environmental Research Foundation (ERF) in New Jersey (formerly Annapolis), Rachel’s provides understandable scientific information about the influence of toxic substances on human health and the environment.


  • 9. dougretzler  |  April 17, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Physicians for Social Responsibility – Baltimore
    Represents more than 20,000 physicians, nurses and health care professionals devoted to nuclear disarmament, violence prevention and environmental health. PSR’s environment and health program focuses on the health effects of climate change and persistant organic pollutants, air quality, drinking water and related legislation.
    Larry Egbert, M.D.
    325 East 25th Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    (410) 235-7760

    WWW: http://www.psr.org

  • 10. dougretzler  |  April 17, 2007 at 8:53 am

    Pew Environmental Health Commission
    The Pew Environmental Health Commission at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health is an independent panel of experts including leaders from the public policy, health industry, government, academic and nonprofit communities that works to strengthen the country’s public health system to protect against sickness and disease caused by environmental threats. The Commission emphasizes the important need to understand how environmental exposures impact human health, as well as to identify those segments of the populations that are at risk. The Commission is currently working on three projects: children’s health and environmental impacts, environmental health right to know –health outcome monitoring, and scientific and policy capacity of federal public health system.
    111 Market Place, Suite 850
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (410) 659-2690

    WWW: http://pewenvirohealth.jhsph.edu

  • 11. dougretzler  |  April 17, 2007 at 8:57 am

    National Center for Lead-Safe Housing (NCLSH)
    Brings the public health, housing and environmental communities together to combat the nation’s epidemic of childhood lead poisoning.
    10227 Wincopin Circle, Suite 205
    Columbia, MD 21044
    (410) 992-0712


    WWW: http://www.leadsafehousing.org

  • 12. dougretzler  |  April 17, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Environmental Health Education Center (EHEC)
    Provids training and education programs on topics related to occupational and environmental health and safety
    28 East Ostend Street
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 706-1849

  • 13. dougretzler  |  April 17, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Maryland Poison Center
    Poison prevention, first aid, and information for what to do in case of emergency.


  • 14. dougretzler  |  April 21, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Healthcare for the Homeless
    We provide health-related services, education and
    advocacy to reduce the incidence and burdens of
    homelessness in Maryland.
    111 Park Avenue
    Baltimore MD 21201
    Phone: (410) 837-5533


  • 15. dougretzler  |  April 23, 2007 at 1:46 am

    School Health Programs
    Provides school health services in every Baltimore City Public School. In addition, the program administers fifteen School-Based Health Centers, which offer primary health care, health education, and mental health care. Substance abuse services are available at eleven sites.
    Some students require medication and or medical treatments while they are in school. Health staff are available in school to provide this service. In order to provide this service, the appropriate form must be completed and signed by the student’s medical provider and the parent/guardian


  • 16. dougretzler  |  April 23, 2007 at 1:48 am

    Adult and Geriatric Health Services
    There are a variety of adult and geriatric health services offered through the Baltimore City Health Department.

    Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) AERS provides assistance to aged and functionally disabled adults who are at risk of institutionalization.
    Assisted Living Unit Surveys and monitors Assisted Living Facilities with three beds or less in Baltimore City.
    Medical Assistance Personal Care Program Provides assistance to individuals who have a chronic illness or disability and are eligible for Medical Assistance.
    Retired and Senior Volunteers Program Provides opportunities for individuals age 55 or older to serve as volunteers at non-profit and government agencies.
    Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
    Senor Companion Program Provides support and personal assistance to the frail elderly. There is no fee for this service.

    To learn more about these and other programs visit their web site or call (410) 396-6006


  • 17. dougretzler  |  April 23, 2007 at 1:54 am

    People’s Community Health Centers
    Operate in locations around the city and provide low cost high quality health care.
    (410) 467-6040 x2014


  • 18. dougretzler  |  April 23, 2007 at 1:56 am

    Healthy Teens and Young Adults Clinics
    Provides specialized medical services to individuals 10-24 years of age, including reproductive health, family planning, health education services, and mental health screening and referral.


  • 19. dougretzler  |  April 23, 2007 at 1:59 am

    Planned Parenthood of Maryland http://www.plannedparenthoodmd.org/

    Planned Parenthood of Maryland
    Providing high quality, affordable reproductive health care for more than 75 years. They serve women, men and teens from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. Planned Parenthood of Maryland accepts most Maryland Medical Assistance and most major commercial insurance. A sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance who qualify.
    410- 576-1414


  • 20. dougretzler  |  April 23, 2007 at 2:05 am

    First Call for Help
    Are you interested in finding local low cost or free health services?
    410-685-0525 or 1-800- 492-0618

  • 21. dougretzler  |  April 23, 2007 at 2:06 am

    List of Primary Health Care Clinics in Baltimore

  • 22. loisgreencity  |  May 3, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    The Village

    2429 Saint Paul Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218


    A natural food co-op and center of natural living in Baltimore. Provides healthful food and environmentally sound products at an affordable price, thereby increasing access for underserved urban populations; provides locally produced and organic goods whenever possible; also provide education on cooperative principles, sustainable living, environmental conservation, personal health and consumer issues.

    $50 membership the first year; $25 every subsequent year. Village potluck dinners Thurdays at 7 PM throughout early May-late Sept. Check out new Volunteer Calendar & Slideshow on the website!


  • 23. loisgreencity  |  May 3, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    Baltimore Families for Natural Living

    A support group of a larger National Organization. Families for Natural Living is a 501 C 3 Not-for-Profit educational organization and a community of diverse people who share the belief that we, as individuals, are responsible for our own health.

    We claim the right to choose how we care for ourselves and we believe that each of us must make informed health and natural living choices. We recognize and advocate that the health of our families, communities and planet originate with the mindful individual accepting the responsibility of these consciously made natural living choices. In empowering individuals to make these informed choices, FNL serves as a source of education and support, both for our members and for the wider community, about alternative views and methods of health and natural living. FNL also supports the efforts of natural health care practitioners through networking and increasing public awareness of the kinds of services they offer.


  • 24. dougretzler  |  May 11, 2007 at 9:33 am

    Hospitals for a Healthy Environment – MD H2E

    A non profit. technical assistance & networking organization that promotes environmental sustainability in health care. MD H2E professionals assist hospitals and health care facilities prevent pollution, reduce generation of solid, hazardous, and special medical waste, eliminate mercury; recycle as well as implement other environmental programs such as green building integrated pest management and sustainable food practices.
    MDH2E is open to hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, research labs and other health care providers – large and small, urban or rural.


  • 25. loisgreencity  |  May 22, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Various grants and loans available to help Baltimore families live in lead safe homes:. See:


  • 26. loisgreencity  |  June 18, 2007 at 9:50 am

    University of Maryland School of Law Professor Rena Steinzor Named Legal Technical Adviser to Baltimore City Environmental Task Force article at:


    In a response to findings of arsenic in the soil of a Baltimore City Park, Mayor Sheila Dixon and Health Commissioner Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein have announced the formation of a team of experts to investigate current and potential environmental violations. The School of Law’s Professor Rena Steinzor has been selected as legal technical advisor to the team, and joins leaders from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the City Solicitor’s office, and the Federal Hill South Neighborhood Association.

    The Swann Park Task Force will report to the Mayor on why arsenic contamination in Swann Park is only coming to public attention decades after the contamination occurred, and what steps should be taken to avoid such situations in the future. “The community deserves to know why the Park is the focus of our attention in 2007 and not much sooner,” said Mayor Dixon. “I am pleased that such respected community leaders and national experts are willing to share their time and expertise.”

  • 27. loisgreencity  |  June 18, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    Opportunity for ACTION with regard to Swann Park Toxic Park Issue– public comment period on Federal report OPEN through July 30th!

    That report, released June 14th, concluded that playing on arsenic-tainted soil in south Baltimore’s Swann Park is not likely to cause cancer or other illnesses, unless children eat the dirt.

    The 11-acre waterfront park, popular among childrens’ sports leagues, was closed by the city in April after tests showed arsenic in the ball fields from an adjacent pesticide factory that closed in 1976.

    For summary, report and related Baltimore Sun article, see:




    For more Swann Park updates from Baltimore City Health Department:


  • 28. dougretzler  |  June 19, 2007 at 2:55 am

    Children’s Health Protection
    An E.P.A. program that offers information And publications concerning the protection of children’s health from environmental threats.


  • 29. dougretzler  |  November 5, 2007 at 12:47 am

    Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers (MACHC)
    A non-profit membership organization, whose members consist of community, migrant and homeless health centers, local non-profit and community-owned healthcare programs. Their mission is to provide health care services to the medically underserved and uninsured in Maryland and Delaware. MACHC is built on delivering accessible, affordable, cost effective and quality primary health care to those in need in rural and urban communities.
    MACHC is the voice of communities in need and is dedicated to building and strengthening programs in the delivery of community-based health care to the medically underserved and underinsured. We seek partners who share our vision and look for opportunities that enable us to achieve our mission.



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