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NPR: Tackling Baltimore’s woes through public health

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Radio broadcast: Baltimore’s new health commissioner to focus on social determinants of health as she tries to help heal the riot-scarred city.

Leana Wen, M.D., an emergency physician,  argues that Baltimore,  traumatized by poverty, violence and drug abuse, can be treated through a better public-health infrastructure.

“We have to make the case that actually, everything comes back to health,” she told NPR.¬†“My hope is that we can really make Baltimore into a model for the rest of the country to follow when it comes to treating the core roots of our problems.”

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