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 2016 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).

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.

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