MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
2012 Community Health Assessment (CHA)
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is proud to release its 2012 Community Health Assessment and its accompanying Implementation Strategy. The CHA is a community driven approach that supports the hospital in planning and implementing community based programming to more effectively address the health needs of underserved and vulnerable populations. The three-year Implementation Strategy identifies the hospital’s community benefit service area, the health priorities of focus, as well as planned activities with measurable outcomes. 
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the Healthy Communities Institute are also proud to share community health data for Washington, D.C. Data are based on approximately 100 indicators, and include; but are not limited to:  access to care, disease prevalence, public safety and environmental conditions, and social indicators. Local leaders and organizations can use these data to support community health planning and evaluation.
Other features include a dashboard methodology that allows for local comparisons to other counties as well as comparisons to Healthy People 2020. A disparities dashboard can be used to examine differences in health status based on race/ethnicity, age and gender. The site also contains a repository of nationally recognized evidence-based and promising practices that may be tailored and replicated in other communities. An indicator comparison report displays how Washington, D.C. compares to other counties within the MedStar region.

View the Full MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Report

Or, you may view and print individual sections of the Full Report:

  1. MedStar Health Systemwide Executive Summary 
  2. MedStar Health Systemwide Approach to the Community Health Assessment 
    1. Summary of Systemwide Key Findings and Priorities
    2. Community Benefit Service Areas and Priorities
    3. Implementation Strategy Approach
    4. Institutionalizing Performance

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is pleased to make community health data and resources available to our community and partners.


The Community Dashboard is a visual display of Community Health Indicators that establishes a performance rating based on city or county peer groups.  The dashboard helps community leaders and community partners analyze health data and determine the severity of various social determinants of health.

Use the Demographics pages to explore demographic values within the population.

See how we are doing against Healthy People 2020 goals.

See how we are doing against Maryland State Health Improvement Process goals.

Use the Disparities Dashboard to view data broken out by racial, ethnic, age, gender and other groups to identify disparities within the population.

Explore the database of Promising Practices to identify potential programs and interventions.

Funding Opportunities

Explore Funding Opportunities that can help you improve the health and wellbeing of your community.

Compare indicators across multiple geographies side by side using the Indicator Comparison Report.