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 2018 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.
To learn more about our previous initiatives, read our 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment.
Report to the Community
Read our Report to the Community to learn about the impact our classes, events, and programs are making in the Baltimore Community.
Learn more by reading our previous reports below:
Your Guide to Good Health
- 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
- Elizabeth Sebastiao
Regional Program Manager, Community Health
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 410-554-2390
Calendar of Events
In the Media
- Partnership with Violence Reduction Program Expands to Two More Hospitals
- MedStar Health Hospitals are First in Maryland to Offer Fentanyl Test Kits
- Thousands of Patients Referred to Substance Use Treatment at MedStar Hospitals
- New MedStar Health Program Helps Patients Navigate Community Services
- MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Partners with Mercy High School to Give Students Hands-On Healthcare Experience
- MedStar Health's Baltimore Hospitals to Offer Free Narcan Training
- MedStar Health Partners with Baltimore Organizations and Stoop Storytelling Free Out of Stigma’s Shadow Event Opens Public Discussion on Mental Health