Support Community Health Programs

Community Health at MedStar Health focuses on delivering community-based initiatives to address the most pressing health issues impacting underserved populations in the communities MedStar Health serves.

Community Health Department conducts a system-wide Community Health Needs Assessment every three years to identify the health challenges negatively impacting the health and wellness of our patients and community members. In conjunction with this assessment, the MedStar Philanthropy Group has developed a way to support the development and growth of our Community Health programs.

A Gift to Community Health Programs benefits…

The Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
To support underwriting the cost of offering a free 6-week evidence-based program for individuals with diabetes, hypertension and cancer in communities with increase prevalence of these conditions and limited access to chronic disease self-management resources.

The Living Well Program is currently underway at four MedStar hospitals, with the goal to expand to all 10 hospitals in 2017.

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Rx for Success
An 8-week pipeline internship program that places at-risk high school students interested in the health care field at MedStar Health facilities across the system. The goal of the program is to build the next generation of health professions workforce across the region.

Currently, MedStar Health works with two high schools as part of the Rx for Success Program: Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy in Baltimore City, and Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. To date, Community Health has provided internships to more than 100 students.

Donations will be used to increase the number of intern placements, and to provide medical-related supplies to participating schools to enhance school instruction.


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Make an Online Gift

Community Health programs reach thousands of individuals each year system-wide. Giving to Community Health is an important way to ensure we continue these types of initiatives, and reach even more people in need through these efforts.

Click here to support the Community Health Programs through the 2016 Power to Heal Campaign.

If you have any questions or would like more information about ways to contribute, please contact Chanel Newsome, director of philanthropy engagement, at 410-772-6670 or via email at [email protected].