Community Health Improvement

Partnering with our communities to improve health

Contact Information

For more information about Community Health Improvement, please call

Provider and Community Partners COVID-19 Resource Guide

Community Health Improvement is dedicated to improving the health of our communities through partnerships, and the delivery of accessible, evidence-based education and wellness services. Classes and services are designed to provide information and resources for informed health decisions. Learn how to submit a community event participation request

Read our 2020 Report to the Community.

Read more about MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center’s 340B program.

OBTLC Birth and Family Education

Our OBTLC (Obstetrics with Tender Loving Care) birth and family education classes provide the information needed to create your personal birthing plan. Classes are taught by certified childbirth educators and are available at various times and locations to accommodate a busy schedule. Call 1-888-74-OBTLC for all your pregnancy needs including physician referral, class availability and registration, and breastfeeding support.

Learn more about OBTLC Birth and Family Education classes.

Stop Smoking Today 

Man trying to quit smoking. Conceptual image. Close-up.Many smokers have tried to stop smoking several times without success. If this describes you and you are ready to be smoke-free, MedStar Franklin Square’s Stop Smoking Today program may be exactly what you have been looking for.

Our six-week program is designed to provide highly motivated adults with practical counseling, support, and the encouragement needed to become smoke-free.

View dates and times of the smoking cessation program. To register or ask questions, please call 443-777-7900.

Learn more about the Baltimore County Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program

Healthcare for the Homeless- Baltimore County

Learn more about MedStar Franklin Square's Healthcare for the Homeless program.

Population Health

Our 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment identified major focus areas, including:

Health and Wellness

  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders
  • Maternal and Child Health

Access to Care and Services

  • Access to Affordable Health Care and Insurance
  • Transportation

Social Determinants of Health

  • Racial discrimination
  • Employment
  • Housing and homelessness

An implementation strategy was developed to guide the hospital’s use of its resources and partnerships to address the priorities. View the 2021 CHNA and its resulting implementation strategy.