Living Well in Prince George's County

Good Health Belongs to EVERYONE!

porttowns logo Our goal is to make the Port Towns a healthy place to live, learn, work, play, and worship.  The Community Health Partnership aims to create a thriving Port Towns community where residents have access to affordable, healthy foods and where active lifestyles are encouraged and supported.  In this way we can work to halt, and ultimately reverse, the growing trend of overweight and obesity, and the rise in preventable diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

We believe that a healthy quality of life is within reach for all.

Our Strategies
  • Develop youth and adult leaders who advocate for and deliver health and wellness education.
  • Provide access to healthier food choices (through urban farms and community gardens, in grocery stores, restaurants and farmers markets)
  • Improve school access to healthier food options and physical fitness.
  • Make the streets safe and walkable (pedestrian friendly walkways and better lighting)
  • Enhance community safety (neighborhood watches, safe routes to school, community clean ups)
  • Support healthy development (zoning in place to support green areas and healthy eating)

News Around the Port Towns

  • End Time Harvest Ministries Receives The Standards for Excellence Certification
    (Friday, June 17, 2016)

    Maryland Nonprofits was proud to announce that End Time Harvest Ministries (ETHM) was #9 out of 4000 Prince George’s County nonprofits to  achieve the distinguished honor of receiving The Standards for Excellence (SFE) Certification at the close of ETHM’s 20th Anniversary Gala on May 25, 2016, at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. What impressed many people in the audience of approximately 400 patrons was that Rev. Gail A. Addison accredited two major county nonprofit leaders of Joe’s Movement Emporium and The Training Source, for ETHM’s success in addition to ETHM’s Board, Port Towns family and others for their collaborative spirit and partnership with ETHM through the organization’s 20-year existence.  Rev. Addison says, “ETHM will be ever striving to achieve excellence and to prove worthy of the SFE Seal”.  “We’ve come this far by faith and it is God who will strengthen us to keep improving ourselves and to help others who desire to do the work that it takes to achieve the SFE Certification”.

    After many years of rigorous pursuit, ETHM finally achieved its goal--The Standards for Excellence®Certification, An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector (the code), which is the centerpiece of the Standards for Excellence® program. The standards evaluate principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability in nonprofit program operations, governance, human resources, financial management and fundraising.

    The Standards set a high benchmark. They go beyond the minimum legal requirements by outlining how well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofits should operate. ETHM embarked upon a multi-year journey of methodically setting policies, procedures and practices in place through capacity building workshops and forums offered by Community Foundation of Prince George’s County, Nonprofit Prince George’s County, and Maryland Nonprofits. 

    The Standards cover six areas of nonprofit governance, operations and management:
    Mission, Strategy and Evaluation                  
    Finance and Operations

    Leadership: Board, Staff, and Volunteers           
    Resource Development

    Legal Compliance and Ethics                        
    Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy                                   

Partner Spotlight

  • ECO City Farms

    ECO City Farms ECO City Farms grows great food, farms and farmers in Edmonston and Bladensburg. ECO produces healthy food through its model sustainable urban farms; promotes food justice; and provides training, outreach and education for youth and adults about composting, community nutrition and growing, preparing, cooking and eating healthy food. 301-288-1125