Living Well in Prince George's County

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

  • What you should know about Prince George’s 2-1-1 for domestic violence help
    (The Washington Post, Thursday, August 21, 2014)
    Eunice Brooks, 83. Janice Marshall-Thomas, 54. Tamu Bynum, 43. Zonita Monia Roberts, 42. Angela Lynette Johnson, 43. Laila Miller, 3.These are the names of the five women and one little girl who have been slain… Read More
  • Eco City Farms Seeking Interns and Apprentices for Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Season
    (Eco City Farms, Thursday, August 21, 2014)
    ECO’s apprenticeships and internships present an immersive, hands-on opportunity to learn about sustainable urban agriculture by working directly with experienced farm staff. In addition, you make a significant contribution to ECO’s programs.Apprenticeships are for those who’ve demonstrated a long-term commitment to farming.  It… Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • Doctors Are Prescribing Time Outdoors. Nature Is Good for You.
    Doctors Are Prescribing Time Outdoors. Nature Is Good for You.
    (Slate, Friday, August 22, 2014)
    In January, a 13-year-old patient named Kelssi came to Dr. Robert Zarr’s office at Unity Health Care, a community health center in Washington, D.C. Kelssi had struggled with her weight for as long as Zarr… Read More
  • Healthy school lunches face tough taste test
    Healthy school lunches face tough taste test
    (CNN, Tuesday, August 19, 2014)
    Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today. On the menu in their cafeterias? Chicken salad on a bed of spinach with strawberries and Mandarin oranges. Boneless wings. Brunch for… 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.