Community Health at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

At MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, we recognize that health plays an important role in building and sustaining vibrant and strong communities.

Based on our community health needs assessment conducted at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, we have developed programs and services that address these priority areas.

Our work involves addressing chronic disease prevention and management for heart disease/stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. We offer evidence-based courses that focus in on helping you manage chronic diseases such as hypertension, pain, diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. You can also find opportunities to participate in smoking cessation classes.

For behavioral health, we are partnering with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) to deliver information on mental health conditions and resources available within our community. To curb deaths from opioid overdose, we are joining efforts with the Baltimore City Health Department in the quest to train as many people as possible to administer naloxone, a life-saving medication that rapidly reverses opioid overdose.

We also know that health is a complex interplay between multiple variables of physical, social and economic factors. We are proud to work with a number of community-based organizations to alleviate barriers to improving health status including addressing lack of access to healthy food, transportation, and job opportunities.

These initiatives collectively allow us to focus in on population health - the improvement of health outcomes for the residents and surrounding areas that we serve.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Our 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and three-year implementation strategy identify our hospital's community benefit service area, the most important health priorities, and activities with measurable outcomes. The CHNA uses a community-driven approach that supports the hospital in planning and carrying out community-based programming to more effectively handle the health needs of underserved and vulnerable populations.

Report to the Community

Read our comprehensive report to learn about the impact our classes, events, and programs are making in the Baltimore Community.

Your Guide to Good Health

Team Members

  • Ryan Moran
    Director of Community Health
    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
    MedStar Harbor Hospital
    MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
  • Deborah Bena
    Community and Ministry Health Coordinator
  • Tracy Holcomb
    Health Educator, Director of Joy Wellness, Shepherd's Clinic

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