Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement
The Town of Edmonston will be sponsoring a Science Fair Demonstration Expo on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Edmonston Recreation Center, 5100 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston.

Students will get to learn fun-filled science fair ideas that use items found around the home that will amaze their parents, classmates, teachers and the science fair judges.  Minority Access will be presenting to the parents on how they can prepare their elementary and middle school students for college.

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

  • Mapping a Lifespan Along the Metro Lines
    (Monday, September 26, 2016)
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy shows 8 year gap in the average person's life span for Prince George's County in comparison to other counties.   The center at VCU has mapped out… Read More
  • Mayo: Key Ingredient to Scholastic Success-Sleep
    (Wednesday, August 31, 2016)
    Students are now back to school and getting ready for another successful school year.  This article from the Mayo Clinic tells how sleep is a key ingredient for a great day in school.Click here for… Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • Some Ways to Avoid the Flu This Season
    (Monday, September 26, 2016)
    CNN Health has some simple ways to avoid flu this season.Ways to Avoid the Flu Read More
  • Signs of a Stroke When You Are Young
    (Wednesday, August 31, 2016)
    Here are sobering facts about strokes among young adults.Click Here for More Information 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.