Pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospital facilities must perform a community health needs assessment every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, UM SJMC, last conducted a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2019 to evaluate the health needs of individuals living in the hospital service area within Greater Baltimore.

The purpose of the assessment was to gather information about local health needs and health behaviors. The assessment examined a variety of indicators including risky health behaviors (alcohol use, tobacco use) and chronic health conditions (diabetes, heart disease).

We Need Your Help!

UM St. Joseph is interested in the health of our residents and wants to hear your thoughts regarding the health of our community. To participate, please consider completing this online Community Health Needs Assessment survey. The questions in this survey are designed to determine the key health issues in our community. The survey is open to all individuals 18 years of age and older. If you have any questions about the Community Health Needs Assessment, please contact our Community Health department at 410-337-1479.

Community Health Needs Assessment

The CHNA reports included below present the data and key factors impacting the health of the communities we serve.

CHNA Implementation Plan

The implementation plans below show how UM St. Joseph Medical Center is using the findings from the CHNA to improve the health of the surrounding community.

Public Feedback

We solicit community feedback on the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan. Please contact Kristin Artes at kristenartes@umm.edu.