We are dedicated to advancing wellness and achieving health equity for our communities. We strive to support our community’s needs by partnering with local organizations and delivering accessible, evidence-based education and wellness services. Racial justice and health equity serve as the guiding principles of our Community Health Needs Assessment approach, including the implementation of initiatives, partnerships, and methods of evaluation directed at tracking and addressing health disparities in our community.
Our efforts to facilitate community health improvement are centered on our community benefit service area of Southeast Baltimore County. This region was selected based on hospital utilization information, public health data, and our collaboration with the Baltimore County Southeast Area Network.
Health and wellness
Chronic disease prevention and management
Maternal and child health
Access to care and services
Mental health services
Substance use services
Social need resources and services
Access to health care professionals and affordable health care and insurance
Access to transportation
Social determinants of health
Housing and homelessness
Health disparities - racial discrimination
An implementation strategy is currently being developed to guide the hospital’s use of its resources and partnerships to address these priorities.
For information on previous years, please visit the links below:
We strive to offer the support our communities need by partnering with local organizations and by delivering the accessible, evidence-based education and wellness services described in our reports and on this page.
Contact us at 443-777-7482.
Birth and family education
Our birth and family education classes provide the information needed to help prepare you for labor, delivery, and parentings. Classes are taught by nurses who are certified childbirth educators and are available at various times to accommodate a busy schedule. Your growing family is very important to us and we want to help you feel prepared.
Learn more about OBTLC Birth and Family Education classes
Healthy babies collaborative
The Healthy Babies Collaborative unites local organizations that have a common interest in promoting positive birth outcomes for mothers and their families. The Collaborative offers education, resources, and support to these families. Monthly meetings at the Essex Library are open to all.
The Healthy Babies Collaborative unites local organizations that have a common interest in promoting positive birth outcomes for mothers and their families.
Stop smoking today!
Are you ready to QUIT? Our FREE in-person (6-week) or virtual (4-week) Tobacco Cessation program is designed to provide highly motivated adults with practical counseling, support, and the encouragement needed to become tobacco-free. The program is facilitated by trained and experienced Tobacco Treatment Specialists. FREE medication (patch, gum, lozenge, or pill) may be available to participants. Let us help!
Diabetes prevention program
Are you at risk for prediabetes? Join our FREE 12-month lifestyle-change program (in-person or online) to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Let our Lifestyle Coaches help you learn to eat healthy, manage stress, stay motivated, become active, and solve problems that can get in the way of making healthy life changes. This program is designed for those 18 years old or older, overweight, at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes.
Our 340B program
Congress created the 340B drug savings program to help hospitals expand access to prescription drugs and essential services to help support our vulnerable community members. MedStar Franklin Square uses the savings generated from the 340B drug discount program to:
Help keep pace with the rapidly rising costs of prescription drugs
Offer health, wellness, access, and social services to underserved members of our community