Living Well in Prince George's County
Special Announcement
Congratulations to Bladensburg High School and their PTSA!   Thanks to the advocacy of the PTSA, Bladensburg High School has been chosen by National Capital Area Food Bank to host family mobile markets.  The family mobile markets allow students and their families to get fresh produce and canned goods once a month. 

Rogers Heights ES and Port Towns ES offer a family mobile market through National Capital Area Food Bank on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Rogers Heights ES, 4301 58th Avenue, Bladensburg.

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

  • Firefighters Provide Urgent Care to Avoid Costly ER Visits
    (Monday, February 13, 2017)
    Prince George's County Fire Department is doing a pilot program where they are visiting residents who have visited the ER five times or more per year in the past-and giving them assistance to avoid visiting… Read More
  • West Baltimore Barbershop: Haircut and a Flu Shot
    (Wednesday, February 1, 2017)
    Kaiser Permanente and other health care providers hope that by going to one of the most frequented and trusted institutions in the African-American community they can encourage residents to get preventive care that can help… Read More

Icon Health Issues in the News

  • How to Avoid the Flu
    (Monday, February 13, 2017)
    It is flu season-and here are some ideas to avoid it.Click here for the information. Read More
  • Prince George's County Public Schools Increase Their Graduation Rates
    (Friday, January 27, 2017)
    Superintendent Maxwell announces an increase in the high school graduation rate for many public high schools in Prince George's County.Click Here for 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.