Baltimore City Health Status Report
The mission of the Baltimore City Health Department is to provide all Baltimoreans with access to comprehensive, preventive quality health services and care, as well as to ensure a healthy environment.
LeadStat: The Mayor's Initiative on Lead Poisoning Prevention Baltimore City
In January 2000, the city of Baltimore, under the leadership of Mayor Martin O'Malley, identified childhood lead poisoning prevention as a priority public health issue. A plan for a two-phase coordinated initiative involving city and state agencies was developed immediately. Implementation of Phase I began in January 2000 and ended in November 2000. Phase II implementation is under way, funded by Baltimore City, the Governor's Initiative on Lead Poisoning Prevention, and Empower Baltimore Management Corporation.
Baltimore CitiStat Reports and Maps
CitiStat is an accountability tool based on the CompStat program pioneered by Jack Maple in the New York City Police Department. Utilizing computer pin mapping and weekly accountability sessions, CompStat helped the NYPD dramatically reduce crime and is employed today by several police departments around the world. This same process can be used not only for crime but for every city agency, from Public Works to Health. Strategies are developed and employed, managers held accountable, and results measured not yearly, quarterly, or monthly but week to week.
Baltimore City Map Stats
Statistical profiles of states, counties, congressional districts, and federal judicial districts. Information gathered from statistics collected from over 70 federal agencies.
Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicators Alliance
The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA) is an alliance of citywide organizations dedicated to providing data and information to support efforts to improve the quality of life in Baltimore City neighborhoods. The partners work together to: provide data about Baltimore and its neighborhoods in a widely available, user-friendly way; offer training on how to access, understand and use data for neighborhood improvement; and designate indicators to measure the success of the city and its neighborhoods over time.
Baltimore Empowerment Zone
On December 21, 1994, President Clinton designated Baltimore a "federal empowerment zone." The federal empowerment zone initiative primes the pump of sustainable redevelopment for local communities and residents by mixing federal seed money and business tax benefits with local public and private investments, all guided by a locally developed and managed strategy.
Family League of Baltimore City Research and Evaluation
The Family League of Baltimore City Inc. was founded in 1991 as a quasi-public, non-profit organization to fulfill the Maryland legislative mandate for the establishment of Local Management Boards (LMBs) in all jurisdictions in the state of Maryland. The role of the LMB is to focus attention and resources on improving the well-being of children and families by engaging communities and encouraging public and private partnerships.
Baltimore City Data Collaborative
The Baltimore City Data Collaborative was established in 1998 as a joint venture of the Family League of Baltimore City, Baltimore Safe and Sound Campaign, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Data Collaborative serves as a resource for members of the Baltimore community and provides data, analysis, and evaluation support for the initiatives spearheaded by the Family League, Safe and Sound, and many other organizations.