Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement

Congratulations to Coach Ray Smith, Jr. who has been asked to a meeting at the White House. 

Coach Ray is not only a key volunteer for the Port Towns Community Health Partnership and at the Ecumenical Health Council.  But Coach Ray is also a Commissioner for the Prince George's Commission for Individuals With Disabilities.  Due to his leadership on the commission and within the community, he has been invited to be a representative at a meeting being held at the White House. 

Congratulations, Coach Ray!

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

  • Pr. George’s bill would bring food trucks back to the Maryland suburb
    Pr. George’s bill would bring food trucks back to the Maryland suburb
    (Washington Post, Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    There was a time when food trucks — known to detractors as “roach coaches” — flocked to the blue-collar neighborhoods of Prince George’s County to sell crabs, smoked ribs and tacos at cut-rate prices.Elected leaders,… Read More
  • ECO City Farms Bringing Healthy, Fresh Produce into Prince George’s Communities
    (Wednesday, April 8, 2015)
    September 19, 2014 Summary ECO City Farms is addressing the need for access to fresh and healthy produce for Prince George’s County residents.  Through a pilot Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) launched in 2014, ECO City… Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • The Lose It to Win It Campaign
    (Loose It to Win It, Thursday, November 6, 2014)
    The mission is to get the 250,000 (plus) residents of Prince Georges County to lose 4lbs each. We are calling this mission the million pound Lose it to Win it Challenge.Sign up for free weight-loss… Read More
  • Health in Mind: Improving Education through Wellness
    (Trust for America's Health, Tuesday, October 28, 2014)
    This report offers a framework for addressing the nation’s most urgent health and education challenges by outlining strategies within the current regulatory and budget framework of the Department of Education and Department of Health and… 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.