At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we recognize that a person’s health is strongly linked to the health of the community. Based on our community health needs assessment conducted at MedStar Georgetown, we have developed programs and services that address these priority areas. 

Our community health initiatives include health and wellness initiatives, including our Pediatric and Family Outreach and ongoing health education programs that provide access to care and services, including access to medical experts in the community and linkages to resources. 

We have partnerships with many Washington, D.C. community-based organizations that address lack of access to healthy food and transportation, food insecurity, or other social determinants of health.

Please click here to view our Washington, D.C. Community Health brochure. If you have questions about community health, community benefit, or would like to partner with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on community health initiatives, contact Khaleelah Cohen at  

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Community health needs

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is proud to release its 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and its implementation strategy, along with our Community Benefits Report. The CHNA uses a community-driven approach that supports the hospital in planning and carrying out community-based programming to more effectively handle the health needs of underserved and vulnerable populations. The three-year implementation strategy identifies the hospital's community benefit service area, the most important health priorities, and activities with measurable outcomes.

Report to the community

Learn about some of the most effective community-based programs and services we offer throughout the region.