Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement
Learn from nationally-renowned expert, Carole Barth on how to create a rain garden that delights your customers and your bottomline.  The workshop will be on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prince George's County Department of the Environment, 1801 McCormick Drive, Room 140, Largo.  

In the morning, you will learn how to create a rain garden that is beautiful and that holds and treats stormwater runoff for years to come.In the afternoon, you will get to see installed rain gardens and see what works (and what doesn't). In the afternoon, you will get to see three rain gardens-including the oldest rain garden installed in a commercial setting in Maryland.  

This is being sponsored by the Prince George's County Dept. of the Environment, Prince George's County Forestry Board and the Port Towns Community Health Partnership.

 


Our Mission

Together, we are creating communities where residents have equitable access to healthy foods and where active lifestyles are encouraged and supported. Our aim is to reduce preventable chronic diseases and the rate of obesity, which are jeopardizing quality and longevity of life.

Icon Health Policies & Practices in Prince George's County

  • Thinking Like an Olympic Athlete about Health
    (Monday, August 8, 2016)
    Everyone is keeping a close eye on the Rio Olympics.   Kaiser has a few tips on how you can think about health just like an Olympic star.Click to Read More. Read More
  • Summer Food Program Drop-In Site at Edmonston Town Hall
    (Monday, July 18, 2016)
    The Town of Edmonston is providing a drop-in Summer Food Program spot for the Port Towns.  Located at their town hall at 5005 52nd Avenue, Edmonston provides breakfast at 9 a.m. and lunch at noon.… Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • Protecting Yourself in Excessive Heat
    (Friday, July 29, 2016)
    The long, hot days of summer is here and high temperatures can impact your and your family's health.  Here are some ways to keep cool.Click Here to Learn Some Ideas to Keep Cool Read More
  • Ways to Eat Healthy on a Limited Budget
    (Monday, July 18, 2016)
    Want to eat healthy but have a limited budget.   Here are some suggestions that BlackDoctors.org give to help you feed your family as healthy as possible while stretching your food dollar. http://blackdoctor.org/494667/10-ways-to-eat-cheap-healthy-its-possible/ Read More

Port Towns
Community Health Partnership


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The Port Towns Community Health Partnership (PTCHP) is a collaboration of community residents, organizations and funders, all working together to support healthy living in the Port Towns.  Our partners include Port Towns youth and adult residents, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, local government leaders, Kaiser Permanente, Consumer Health Foundation, the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation and United Way of the National Capital Area. Read More


Staying Healthy Tips

Research Shows:
People tend to have healthier lifestyles when their community supports and promotes healthy living.
  • Take Walks During the Week
    Just 30 minutes of walking, five times a week is enough to improve your overall health from decreasing the symptoms of diabetes and depression to increasing bone density to preventing cancer.
  • Pack Your Lunch
    Packing healthy lunches and snacks to take to work or school offers many benefits. Healthy brown-bag meals can reduce fat, calories, and sodium in our diet, improving overall health. Smart choices can help us maintain a healthy weight. And brown-bag lunches just may improve your child’s IQ.
  • Get Your Beauty Rest
    Lack of sleep can affect your mental and physical well-being and contribute to obesity, heart disease, infections and irritability.