Community Outreach

A Message to Our Community

The mission of the community health outreach program is to empower local communities by giving them the health education and resources they need.

Economic and Community Development

UMMC partners with community-based workforce organizations to provide programs that lead to employment and advancement, with a focus on creating a pipeline of qualified health care professionals.

Health Improvement

We work with community partners to deliver prevention and wellness programs. These programs lead to better health outcomes for the communities we serve, which in turn keeps residents in the community and out of the hospital.

Youth and Education

UMMC aims to reduce violence in school-aged children, increase attendance and support school readiness. UMMC's youth-focused programs lay the foundation to start kids off on the path to success.

Events Calendar

University of Maryland Medical Center runs all sorts of community events all year round. Discover which events are coming up in an area near you. 

Community Health Needs Assessment

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), required hospitals to perform a community health needs assessment, adopt an implementation strategy to meet the needs identified, and beginning in 2013, perform an assessment at least every three years thereafter.

Annual Reports

Each year, Community Benefits publishes an Annual Report about the University of Maryland Medical Center's community involvement. Each issue highlights the integral people and programs that partner with UMMC's commitment to a healthy and vital Baltimore community.

Community Benefit

To be recognized as a community benefit in Maryland, an activity must be intended to address community needs and priorities primarily through disease prevention and improvement of health status.

What's New

Public Service Announcement: Stop Smoking

Do you know what smoking and cigarettes can do to the inside of your body? As some of the youngest members of the UMMC community tell us, there's nothing good to come from smoking.

Moms Breastfeeding Group

All breastfeeding moms are welcome to join this free support group. No need to register, just drop in!

The group meets every Thursday 12-1pm.
Learn more about the group and other childbirth classes.

Cancer Thriving and Surviving Workshop

This motivating, free six-week workshop is designed for people with cancer (currently in treatment or having completed treatment) and/or their caregivers. Each session builds upon the last to help you set goals, make action plans and improve your life.

Call 800-492-5538 or email to see when you can start the program.

Maryland Healthy Men Take Control of High Blood Pressure

Join the Maryland Healthy Men Project to help lower your blood pressure.

Take the first step today! Call 1-800-492-5538 or email

Improving Health Literacy

Click here to view the Health Literacy Checklist