Community Outreach: Improving Health Care in Our Communities

Annual Reports

Each year, Community Benefits publishes an Annual Report about the University of Maryland Medical Center's community involvement. Each issue highlights the integral people and programs that partner with UMMC's commitment to a healthy and vital Baltimore community.

Success Stories

Community initiatives by UMMC are making a positive impact on those in the Baltimore-area.

A Message to Our Community

The mission of the community health outreach program is to empower local communities by giving them the health education and resources they need.

What's New?

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Call 800-492-5538 or email to see when you can start the program.

Community Benefit

To be recognized as a community benefit in Maryland, an activity must be intended to address community needs and priorities primarily through disease prevention and improvement of health status.

Making a Difference

Through the use of key programs and services, UMMC is providing important resources to encourage health and healing among members of the community.


University of Maryland Medical Center runs all sorts of community events all year round. Discover which events are coming up in an area near you. 

Community Health Needs Assessment

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), required hospitals to perform a community health needs assessment, adopt an implementation strategy to meet the needs identified, and beginning in 2013, perform an assessment at least every three years thereafter.

Maryland Healthy Men Take Control of High Blood Pressure

Annual Health Fairs at Mondawmin Mall

Each year, health professionals from UMMC University and Midtown Campuses bring free medical checks and health information to the West Baltimore community at the “Spring into a Healthy Summer” and "Fall Back to Good Health" health fairs at Mondawmin Mall.

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Improving Health Literacy

Click here to view the Health Literacy Checklist

Community Health Improvement Report

Providing the safest, highest quality, cost-effective care possible is our primary mission. But we also believe our responsibility reaches beyond the patients who pass through our doors. UMMC's philosophy is simple: "Healthy communities are empowered communities." 

Read more about UMMC's Community Health Improvement Efforts

Health Education Resources

Health Library
Teaching Programs
Community Resources
Kicking the Habit Smoking Cessation Guide

Community Outreach Van

The University of Maryland Medical Center has turned a used recreational vehicle into its new community outreach van to take health screenings and education to the community.

      community outreach van


The Breathmobile is a custom-built pediatric asthma and allergy clinic that travels to almost two dozen schools, providing ongoing asthma and allergy care to children.