City of Baltimore

Lena Wen

Ask, ‘what do you need?’ Don’t come to us with a solution when the problem that you’ve identified is different from ours.
— Lena Wen

Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Lena Wen, talks about how the city is using data to take on -- and prevent -- public health problems like infant mortality and falls among seniors. Her team is collaborating with an extensive network of organizations across government, the health system, and the private sector to squash health crises exacerbated by socioeconomic conditions. Her best advice when collaborating with large health organizations? Pick a 'North Star' to follow.