Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement
Port Towns residents, sign up for a free tree to be planted in your yard by students from Bladensburg High School.

You will get a tree that will add beauty to your home and your neighborhood.  Studies have shown that planting a tree can raise the value of your home by up to 20%.  

Prince George's County Raincheck Rebate Program will then pay Bladensburg High School PTSA.  The PTSA plan to use the funds for their Winter Dance and a food bank for their students.

Order your trees by Friday, January 27 by contacting the Port Towns Community Health Partnership at 240-366-7542 or email to placemattterspgc@gmail.com

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

  • More than 15% of Prince George's County Residents Lack Sufficient Food
    (Monday, January 9, 2017)
    The National Capital Area Food Bank has found that 33% of the need found in metropolitan DMV's service area is in one county, Prince George's.Here is the story from the Washington Post. Read More
  • Community Leader Recognized as Legacy of MLK Jr.'s Dream
    (Monday, December 5, 2016)
    Congratulations to Cottage City's Commissioner Abel Núñez on being recognized for his work as the Executive Director of the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN). Since 1981, CARECEN has provided a wide range of services for the Washington,… Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • PTCHP Featured in Article About Health and Urban Sprawl
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016)
    The Washington Post notes the work that the Port Towns Community Health Partnership (PTCHP) and its partners are doing with its residents to create a healthy community.Click Here for the Story Read More
  • Seattle's Program to Provide Dental Care to the Uninsured
    (Monday, December 5, 2016)
    Seattle has created a partnership to address the need to provide dental care to the uninsured. http://khn.org/news/seattle-dentists-clinics-and-a-hospital-partner-to-provide-specialty-care-for-teeth/ 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.