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Community Health


Fort Washington Medical Center is concerned about the health needs of the communities we serve. Our community benefit activities are designed to improve the health within our communities and increase access to quality care. As a not-for-profit hospital, FWMC is required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. The CHNA serves as the foundation for  setting priorities, planning, program development, policy changes, and coordination of community resources in order to improve the health of the population.

In 2019, FWMC participated in the development of the 2019 CHNA to identify health needs and develop strategies to improve health conditions in the communities we serve. You can access the CHNA results below. For questions about the documents, email or call 301-686-9010 (ext. 103).

View Prince George’s County 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment

View FWMC 2020-2022 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy

View FWMC 2017-2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Strategy

View FWMC 2016 Community Benefits Report

View FWMC Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy

Some of Our Community Outreach Initiatives:

Fort Washington Community Outreach

Community Outreach Initiatives

FWMC connects with the community by participating in events of mutual interest to the hospital and patient population. We hold memberships within various healthcare-related organizations, including the Maryland Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association. We also serve on key committees, such as the Prince George’s County Healthcare Coalition, the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to contribute to the health and well-being of our neighbors. The hospital maintains a direct link to the community through its Community Outreach program.

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Health Fairs

FWMC participates in many local health fairs each year. Upon request from churches, schools, businesses, and other community organizations, the hospital provides free clinical screenings, distributes health literature, offers health education and makes referrals to our services and programs, such as our Diabetes Self-Management and Education Program. If you would like FWMC to participate in your health fair, call 301-686-9010 (ext. 100).

FWMC Walking Program

FWMC Community Walking & Education Program

At FWMC, we are only as healthy as our neighboring communities. That is why we partner with the Prince George’s Parks & Recreation’s Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex and LG Total Fitness, to offer a walking program. Participants walk independently throughout the week and meet up at the complex on Saturday mornings to walk together. To learn more about the Community Walking & Education Program, call 301-686-9010

Fort Washington Medical Center Fitness Program

Yoga Class

Yoga Strength


Instructors: Cindy O’Ferrell & Nailah Allen

Yoga – The use of breathing with movement to awaken the body with postures to build strength, balance and body awareness. Beginners to more advanced students are welcome. Please bring a towel, water and a mat.

Zumba Class


1st SATURDAYS, 9:00 AM

Instructors: Marcia Davis & Paulette Wilson

Zumba – A fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness work out! The routines feature simple, easy to follow, repetitive dance steps, aerobic/fitness interval training that tone and sculpt the body.

For more information please contact

Chantay P. Moye, MSM


Serving the Fort Washington Community

At Fort Washington Medical Center, we want to keep you healthy. That’s why preventive screenings are so important. We partner with healthcare and community organizations to bring you the best in medical screenings and preventive medicine.

Come out and take control of your health! Make sure you check back periodically for an updated list of health events. For more information or to register for an event, please call (301) 686-9010 (ext.100).

Community Screenings, Education & Wellness Activities

  • Health Matters – Series of health topics presented by Fort Washington Medical Center healthcare professionals. We welcome the opportunity to visit with you and your community members to present health topics of interest.
  • Community Health Fairs – Through our Blood Pressure Program, we provide free screenings at health fairs and events in our surrounding communities. Please contact us for further information. Requests must be made six weeks prior to event.
  • Diabetes Education Program – Diabetes education classes are provided to assist individuals with managing diabetes through nutritional planning, medication management, and more! One-on-One sessions are also available through our Diabetes Self-Management & Education program.
  • Have additional questions about scheduling preventive screenings, fairs or seminars? Call (301) 686-9010.