Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement

The Town of Colmar Manor and Port Towns Community Health Partnership sponsored a workshop this month on installing pervious pavement.   Under Prince George's County Raincheck Rebate program, homeowners, business owners and churches can receive rebates for removing impervious surface (pavement that doesn't allow water to seep into the ground and filter to help the environment) and install pervious pavement (pavement that allows water to seep into the ground to remove toxics and sediment from the stormwater before it enters the Chesapeake Bay). 

A total of 43 people learned about installing pervious pavement. Kudos to Carrie Biggs-Adams,  the chair of the Colmar Manor Green Team for coming up with the idea, the idea, providing the logistics for a delightful breakfast and lunch, and providing simultaneous translation into Spanish.  Kudos to Dan Bishop, Vice President and Ben Simerly of Ernest Maier, Inc for being such great instructors.

The following contractors learned the right way to install pervious pavement and how a home, business and/or church can get a rebate for installing pervious pavement from the Prince George's County Department of the Environment's Raincheck Rebate program:

Joaquin Alas, Owner of Joaquin Alas Home Improvement, (Based in the Port Towns)
George Arkwright, Custom Stonescaping,   
Marcial Escobar, Owner of Montgomery Floor Services, Inc., 
Christopher Dixon, Lauren's Garden Service,      
Lunique Estime, Owner of Estime Inc.,   
Terry Goolsby, Chief Executive Officer of Visionergy, LLC,  
Kadeem Hylton, Owner of KLH Contractor, (Based in the Port Towns)
Chris Jones, Owner of Jones Quality Contracting,  (Based in the Port Towns)
Aneko McClain, Owner of McClaiin Contracting, (Based in the Port Towns)
Delores McKinney, Owner of Eminence Group, 

Before hiring any contractor, be sure to check to see that they are licensed by Maryland Home Improvement Commission

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

  • Prince George's County Passes a Bill That Would Ban Electronic Cigarettes
    (Friday, November 20, 2015)
    Prince George’s County lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in all places where smoking is prohibited — except at the forthcoming MGM casino resort.The bill passed in the… Read More
  • More Families Are Choosing Prince George's County as Their Home
    (Wednesday, October 7, 2015)
    Of all the places where residents could migrate in the Washington metropolitan area, an increasing number of them are choosing to settle in Prince George’s County.Prince George's County is growing with new residents Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • How Much Sugar is In That Drink?
    (Sunday, November 8, 2015)
    The British Medical Journal published a study of the food habits of 42,000 Swedish men over 12 years and found that men who drank at least two sweetened beverages a day had a 23% higher… Read More
  • Study Shows an Inequity in Auto-Related Deaths
    (Wednesday, September 30, 2015)
    by Emily Badger and Chris Ingraham, Washington Post  Traffic fatalities in the United States have been plummeting for years, a major victory for regulation (strict drunken driving laws have helped) and auto innovation (we have safer cars). But… 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.