• Could overdose prevention sites be in Maryland’s future?

    Advocates for overdose prevention sites say their yearslong effort to provide places in Maryland where people can more safely consume illegal drugs finally may be gaining traction. Also known as supervised injection sites, the facilities offer clean needles and other supplies to people who use drugs. Trained staff can intervene in opioid overdoses and connect people to treatment [...]
  • How Baltimore’s MOMCares is working to close the gaps in Black parental health

    -Ana Rodney is a 2019 OSI Baltimore Community Fellow.- While pregnant with her firstborn, Ana Rodney looked forward to a nine-month journey that culminated with a joyous return home from the hospital with her baby. Then reality hit, and Rodney found herself suffering alone. ...From the pain, Rodney created MOMCares, an organization that provides doula [...]
  • Some schools saw an increase in violent incidents this year, but not always in the predictable places

    -This piece discusses how OSI’s partnership with Baltimore City Schools to integrate restorative practices has resulted in fewer suspensions and arrests and contains a quote from OSI’s Karren Webber- By Liz Bowie Art class had just started when the seventh grader girl began to worry. As she saw a group of eighth- graders filing in [...]