• Community Benefit

    Making a Difference 

    At AAMC, we constantly strive to improve the health of the people we serve. That’s why we provide low-cost or free screenings, classes, and services to care for the underserved in our community. Our goal is to give more people access to high quality health care.

    How do we know what to focus on in providing programs for our community? We ask. As part of a larger effort, we interview health care providers, behavioral health specialists, seniors, minorities, youth and other experts to learn about health care experiences and concerns. We are finding ways to improve the delivery of health care—ensuring we are living healthier together.

    What's ahead?

    As part of our commitment to the community, we actively support Healthy Anne Arundel, a coalition working together to promote health and wellness in the county. In addition, we work closely with leaders in Prince George’s county, as well as participate in the Rural Health Workgroup, which was established by the legislature to develop a plan to meet the health needs of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.

    Every three years, we partner with Healthy Anne Arundel to “take the pulse” of our community’s health through what’s called a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Just like checking your own pulse and other vital signs, this process allows us to see how well our systems are working and make adjustments as needed. We collect as much data as possible from a variety of sources. We use that information to determine our community’s highest-priority health needs and develop an action plan to address them.

    Our current plan is focused on these priorities:

    1. Community-based care coordination for non-medical needs.
    2. Mental health and substance use.
    3. Infant mortality.
    4. Palliative care.
    5. Improved resource planning for North and South County.

    Community Benefit in Action

    Download the full 2018 Community Benefit Report.

    "It was worth coming to AAMC for good, compassionate caregivers who truly listen to your needs. I am most grateful for my son's health and thankful for people like Chris who take the time to call and push to get care for patients who really need it. Aiden is a happy, healthy normal baby now." - Courtney L.

    Community Benefit by the Numbers

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    Community Partnerships

    Our partnerships with other organizations help advance our commitment to the community. We work with several government agencies, non-profits, colleges and universities, faith-based organizations, and other health care providers to expand health care services. By sharing ideas and best practices, we create partnerships that promote the health of our community. While we work with more than 100 community organizations, here is a list of some of our key partners:

    • Anne Arundel Community College
    • Arundel Lodge
    • Compass Hospice
    • Department of Aging and Disabilities
    • Anne Arundel County Department of Health
    • Anne Arundel County Public Schools
    • Hands of Hope
    • Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition
    • Hospice of the Chesapeake
    • Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis
    • The Coordinating Center
    • Light House Shelter
    • March of Dimes
    • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
    • Prince George’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare
    • Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care
    • Queen Anne’s County Mobile Integrated Community Health