Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement
The Port Towns Community Health Partnership and our partners created a list of accomplishments, a list of lessons and a list of goals.   Here is the lists that we as the Port Towns Community Health Partnership created as a team.

Here is the link showing the lists of accomplishments, goals and resources that the Port Towns Community Health Partnership developed at their recent workshop.

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

  • Eating for a Healthy Summer? Here Are Some Ideas
    (Friday, April 14, 2017)
    Here are some ideas for healthy meals to get ready for summer. Read More
  • 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

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • Survey Shows Prince George's County #14 in Health
    (Friday, March 31, 2017)
    A survey done by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Maryland shows that Prince George's County ranks 14th in the state in terms of the health of their residents.     Montgomery County… Read More
  • 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

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.