Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement
Port Towns Community Health Partnership and Prince George's County will be hosting a workshop on "Creating Rain Gardens that Everyone Will Love" on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Colmar Manor Community Center, 3701 Lawrence Street, Colmar Manor.

The workshop will be taught by Zoe Clarkwest, principal of Rain Underground. Her work includes creating rain gardens throughout the region.

The class is $20 per person and includes a light lunch. To register, here is the link.

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 Fire Department: Check Your Fire Alarms
    (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)
    Prince George's County Fire Department is urging residents to check their fire alarms after a fatal fire in Capitol Heights.Here is the story. Read More
  • Sight 'n Vision and Senior Talk Radio Show
    (Wednesday, March 1, 2017)
    Ecumenical Health Council provides a program each month with Reverend “Radio” Ray Raysor and his wife, Rene Sewell-Raysor's Sight 'n Vision and Senior Talk Radio program. The program deals with information for people with disabilities… Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • Women's History: The Black Women of the Historic Chicago Women's Golf Club
    (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)
    As we celebrate Women's History Month, it is great time to celebrate pioneers who paved the way for those who followed them.  The historic Chicago's Women's Club, still thriving after 80 years and currently the… Read More
  • Diet May Impact Mental Health
    (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)
    CBS reports on how what you eat may impact your mental health.Here is the link to the story. 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.