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Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen shares goodbye message

Posted: 1:24 PM, Oct 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-12 17:24:20Z

In September, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen was named the new president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America , the organization focused on providing women's health access, particularly focusing on reproductive health and health access for low-income women.

Friday, Dr. Wen issued a statement about her four-year tenure at the helm of Baltimore's Department of Health, a role she had called her "dream job." By joining Planned Parenthood, Wen becomes the first doctor to lead the organization in nearly 50 years.

In her letter, Wen thanked the two mayors she's served under, Catherine Pugh and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and highlighted many of the programs she's proud of, including: 

Read the full text of Wen's letter here .