Living Well in Prince George's County

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

  • Obama to announce school grants in Prince George's
    Obama to announce school grants in Prince George's
    (Baltimore Sun, Tuesday, April 8, 2014)
    President Barack Obama will announce today that Bladensburg High School and two other schools in Prince George's County have won a $7 million federal grant to expand a program that helps students prepare for jobs… Read More
  • Bladensburg’s Zoning Amendment Change Recently Added as Policy to Support Healthy Foods
    (Thursday, February 27, 2014)
    Bladensburg’s zoning amendment change was recently added as a policy to support healthy foods on the HEAL Cities Mid-Atlantic website: Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • 5 tips for making pedestrian safety a priority in your community
    5 tips for making pedestrian safety a priority in your community
    (Monday, June 16, 2014)
    Walking is good for health, but in many places in the U.S., pedestrians are at risk. In May, “Dangerous By Design,” a new report from Smart Growth America and its National Complete Streets Coalition, documented… Read More
  • Watercress tops list of ‘powerhouse fruits and vegetables.’ Who knew?
    Watercress tops list of ‘powerhouse fruits and vegetables.’ Who knew?
    (Washington Post, Thursday, June 12, 2014)
    Anyone who’s paying attention knows it’s a very good idea to eat green, leafy vegetables and colorful citrus fruits. Over time, research has shown their association with reducing cancer and chronic disease. In fact, most… 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

Community Voices:
Hear From Your Neighbors

Prince George’s County PLACE MATTERS celebrates places where residents can have access to physical activity and nutritious foods. Get involved and add your community story. Click here to learn 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.