Living Well in Prince George's County
  • We believe good health is more than the absence of illness.  The conditions in which people live, work and play can have a significant impact on health.
  • We believe everyone should have access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • We believe there should be safe and easy paths to walk or bike to school, to work, to the store and to the park.
  • We believe good health belongs to everyone.

The Prince George's County PLACE MATTERS was founded by the Port Towns Community Health Partnership (Port Towns CHP).  The partnership is looking to change community conditions that increase the risk of obesity, chronic disease, and health inequities in Prince George’s County.  With a theme of “healthy eating and active living or HEAL,” the partnership aims to reduce and prevent obesity and chronic health conditions related to poor nutrition and inactivity by building awareness of barriers to good health and changing conditions to affect people’s attitudes and behavior.  These conditions include public policy, built environments, and organizational practices – in schools and neighborhood settings. 

Research shows that people are more likely to adopt and sustain healthy behavior when those behaviors are promoted and supported by a healthy community environment.  Working closely with the community, the partnership serves as a catalyst for community action that promotes healthy eating and active living or HEAL.  The partnership aims to make Prince George’s County the best place for residents to live, learn, work and play.

Won’t you join us too?  Together we can help shape the important decisions that affect our ability to be a healthy, livable and thriving community.  We all have an important role to play in promoting total community wellness.

About the Port Towns CHP

In 2008, the partnership began as a collaboration of community residents, organizations and funders, all working together to support healthy living in the Port Towns of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, and Edmonston.  Our partners have expanded to include youth and adult residents, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, and local government leaders in greater Prince George’s County.  This effort has been supported through technical support from CommonHealth ACTION and partnership of local funders including Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic, Consumer Health Foundation, the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, and United Way of the National Capital Area.