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Community Health: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington DC

Creating initiatives and providing hope

Our mission is to help people with disabling illness and injury live their fullest possible lives. Our role is also to prevent disabling injuries and ensure the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Because of our hospital’s focus on physical rehabilitation, we’ve identified physical activity as a priority to help address the needs of residents in the Greater Washington, D.C., area. The information below describes our dedication to making a positive impact on our community.

Better Choices, Better Health online program

Living with a long-term health condition? Connect with others to stay healthy and connected while managing chronic conditions. Join a 6-week online workshop called Better Choices, Better Health to get support from people just like you. And it's FREE to residents of Washington, D.C.!

Community Health Needs Assessment

We are in the process of starting our 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and will be developing our new implementation strategy. The Community Health Needs Assessment 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 3-year implementation strategy identifies the hospital's community benefit service area, the most important health priorities, and activities with measurable outcomes. See below for our previous CHNAs.

2021 Community Health Needs Assessment 

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2018 Community Health Needs Assessment

2018  Community Health Needs Assessment-image

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2015 Community Health Needs Assessment

2015 Community Health Needs Assessment-image

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2012 Community Health Needs Assessment

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Reports to the Community

2021 Report to the Community

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2020 Report to the Community


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2019 Report to the Community


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2018 Report to the Community

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2017 Report to the Community

2017 report to community-image

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2016 Report to the Community

2016 report to community image

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2015 Report to the Community

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