Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement

The Port Towns Farmers Mercado will be open with three farmers, two prepared food vendors and other vendors every Saturday, beginnin on June 4, at the Three Brothers Italian Restaurant's parking lot,  4521 Kenilworth Avenue, Bladensburg from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Music, Family Activities, Fresh Double.  Double Dollars for those with SNAP and WIC. 

El Port Towns Farmers Mercado empieza el sabado de 4 Junio a Three Brothers Plaza, 4521 Kenilworth Avenue.   Sabados 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Musica, Comida, Diversion Familiar, Vegetales Frescos.  Doble dolares: clientes duplican sus comprars con SNAP & WIC.

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

  • Fighting Food Deserts in Prince George's County
    (Tuesday, May 17, 2016)
    NBC reports on some of the efforts that Prince George's County is initiating to fight food deserts.  For more information, click here. Read More
  • Reducing Your Risk for Lung Cancer
    (Wednesday, April 6, 2016)
    According to the American Lung Association, causes more cancer deaths in the United States each year than deaths related to colon, prostate and breast cancers combined. Here is more information. Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • Changes Coming to Menus and Food Labels
    (Monday, May 23, 2016)
    Consumers will soon begin to see an updated and increasingly useful Nutrition Facts Panel on packaged foods and beverages. This is the first comprehensive overhaul of the label since 1994.Soon, those little black-and-white charts will… Read More
  • Latino Youth Are Creating a Healthier Community
    (Tuesday, May 17, 2016)
    Latino youth continue to have higher obesity rates than their African-American and white peers, but Latino youth leaders are helping everyone to make healthier choices. Praxina Guerra, a fifth grader at Five Palms Elementary School in… 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.