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Date: Jun 6, 2017

June is Men’s Health Month

Baltimore County health officials are encouraging men to take advantage of free screening clinics. These clinics serve uninsured and underinsured teenage and adult males.

The purpose of the Men’s Health Clinic is aligned with the Department of Health’s mission to prevent disease and promote health through education, advocacy, linkage to care and treatment. Males who attend the free clinics for a “tune up” will be provided with:

  • Education about health and appropriate screenings,
  • Advocacy and assistance with applying for Medical Assistance,
  • Links to community resources for those without insurance, while those with insurance will be referred to their primary care providers for follow up, and
  • Treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

The men’s health clinics will be available on the following dates from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following locations. No appointment is necessary.

June 9
Woodlawn Health Center
1811 Woodlawn Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21207

May 19, June 16 
Essex Health Center
201 Back River Neck Road
Essex, Maryland 21221

Hannah More Academy Center
12035 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

May 26, June 23
Eastern Family Resource Center
9100 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21237

Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21113

“As the health officer for Baltimore County and a physician for over 25 years, I am a firm believer that when we have healthy men, we have healthy families,” said Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch. “With things like HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease, obesity and diabetes on the rise, one of the best ways to attack these problems is by addressing the health conditions that impact men, who tend not to seek routine or preventative health care.”

Available screenings at the free clinics will include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Flu shots
  • Glucose
  • HIV/STI testing
  • Substance use
  • Weight and height

For more information on our men’s health screening clinics, call 410-887-2705.
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by Kara Eppel, Baltimore County Office of Communications Intern

It’s almost summer, and for every Baltimore County elementary, middle, and high school student that means school’s out. Looking out of the window in June, kids cannot stop thinking about the warm weather, blue sky, and bright sun. Students fantasize about their upcoming summer plans, like attending camps, vacationing at Ocean City beaches and hanging out with friends. Captivated by their daydreams, these students sometimes forget about the person still trying to teach in the front of their classroom, the Baltimore County Public School teacher.

Teachers have impacted all of our lives. From teaching our elementary schoolers how to add and subtract, to educating high schoolers about the romance of Shakespeare, BCPS teachers have taught our newest generation much of what they know. BCPS teachers have stood by their students’ sides as they cried on the first day of kindergarten for “mommy and daddy to come back,” all the way to graduation when their grown students accepted their high school diplomas.

Elaine Coletta, a math teacher at Baltimore County Rosedale Center, says “Teaching is not just my profession, it’s my passion. Tailoring my teaching style and methods to enable a child to achieve at their best is what I love most about the career I chose.”

BCPS teachers also inspire their students.

I’m sure many people remember their favorite grade school teachers, and some even keep in touch. Personally, I am privileged to still visit my favorite high school teacher.

We don’t just remember these teachers because they taught us English, math, or history. We appreciate them because they fostered a relationship that impacted our education and helped shape us as individuals.

So students, please stop drumming your fingers, tapping your feet, and clicking your pens in an attempt to demonstrate your impatience for summer to begin. Before you leave school or before you pick up your kids that one last time, please thank your Baltimore County Public School teachers for their dedication and inspiration.  

Cherish the time you have left at school, because the connections you create and the knowledge you receive from your BCPS teachers can last you a lifetime.  

Revised September 11, 2017