Addiction & Overdose

Andrea Baiocchi Walker


Andrea works on the front lines of our country’s battle against the opioid crisis. As the Director of Behavioral Health Services for Frederick County, Maryland, she oversees prevention programs and clinical services in a largely rural part of the state, and is currently working to implement the country’s first syringe exchange program. She manages a staff of 85, only one of whom has an MPH degree. The Bloomberg Fellowship will better equip Andrea to utilize data to survey community needs and develop comprehensive plans and programs to address addiction and overdose in her county, and will prepare her to launch a successful syringe services program. 

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