Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement
Clases de cocina en Español! Gratis!  Usted aprenderá a cómo: 

-Preparar comidas deliciosas y saludables 
-Utilizar nuevos ingredientes y técnicas de cocina 
-Aprovechar al máximo sus recursos alimenticios 
-Comer rico y saludable con presupuesto ajustado 

Todas las clases se llevarán a cabo en Town of Colmar Manor Community Center 3701 Lawrence St. Colmar Manor, MD 20722 Las fechas y horas de las 3 clases Lunes 2, 16 y 23 de mayo 

Todas las clases seran de 7:00 to 8:30pm EL ESPACIO ES LIMITADO Por favor regístrese 3 días hábiles antes de cada clase Para más información o para inscribirse, contactese con Viviana 443-447-0313 or

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

  • 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
  • Public Health Benefits to Trees
    (Thursday, March 24, 2016)
    This month, the Port Towns Community Health Partnership and the Town of Colmar Manor hosted a Fruit and Nut Tree workshop for 16 students.   Trees provide great health benefits for a community.  Here is… Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • Broccoli City Festival on April 30
    (Monday, April 25, 2016)
    On Saturday, April 30 the Broccoli City (aka Washington D.C.) Festival announced an impressive lineup for its fourth annual event: Atlanta rapper Future will share the stage with L.A. soul singer Jhené Aiko, along with… Read More
  • Where living poor means dying young
    (Monday, April 11, 2016)
    ccording to a large study published today about how income and geography shape life expectancies, a poor person living in the San Francisco area can expect to live about three years longer than someone making the same… 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.