Chronic Disease Work Group

PGH Action CoalitionCounty Objectives

  1. Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight.
  2. Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents who are considered obese.

Strategy

Increasing Access to Healthier Foods

  • ​​​​Develop and disseminate culturally and linguistically appropriate informational materials to educate the public about healthy nutrition and its impact on the body, health food selection and preparation.

Promoting Physical and Recreational Activity​

  • Explore innovative ways to increase opportunities for physical and recreational activity in communities, schools, workplaces.

Increasing Public Awareness

  • Develop and disse​minate culturally and linguistically appropriate materials and messages about chronic disease prevention targeting the County's diverse populations, minorities and non-English speaking individuals.

​​Meetings

The Chronic Disease Work Group meets once a month, every fourth Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.  via conference call.

Prince George's Healthcare Action Coalition (PGHAC) meets quarterly at
1400 McCormick Drive,
Largo, Maryland 20774.

For a list of scheduled PGHAC meetings​.

Updates

June 12, 2012 February 12, 2013 January 14, 2014​
September 11, 2012 April 9, 2013​ ​​​April 8, 2014​
October 9, 2012 June 11, 2013​​​ ​June 10, 2014
November​ 13, 2012 September 10, 2013 ​September 9, 2014
December 6, 2012 October 8, 2013 ​October 14, 2014
​December 8, 2014

​Photos 

 

​Events 

​​Saturday,
August 10, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Prince George's County Public Schools Back-to-School Fair
Health Seminar Taught by Prince George's County Nutritionist Sherma J. Brisseau​
​Saturday,
September 28, 2013​​ 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Southern Regional Technology and Recreational Complex, 
7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
​District 8 Health Fair
Health Seminar Taught by Prince George's County Nutritionist Sherma J. Brisseau
​Sunday,
September 29, 2013​ 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Drive, Bowie, MD 20716
​​Let's Move 5K Walk with with Maranantha Adventist Fellowship
​​Monday,
October 7, 2013 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friendship Outreach Ministry Church, 5252 Addison Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
​Health Matters Workshop with Family Restoration and Healing Center Healthy Heart and Weight Control Seminar Taught by Prince George's County Nutritionist Sherma J. Brisseau
Monday,
October 14, 2013 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friendship Outreach Ministry Church, 5252 Addison Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743​
Health Matters Workshop with Family Restoration and Healing Center Food Portion Control Seminar Taught by Prince George's County Nutritionist Sherma J. Brisseau​

​Resources

Members 

​Name Membership Affiliation​ Position​
​Luigi LeBlanc, MPH, CPHIT ​Workgroup Co-Chair  Zane Networks, LLC​ ​Director of Technology 
John O'Brien  Workgroup Co-Chair  Dimensions Healthcare Prince George's County Hospital Center COO and President 
​Samiyra Vaughn-Ibrahim Research Assistant​ Towson University​
​Karen Bates​​ ​Member Prince George's County Public Schools​ Health Services Supervisor​
​Craig Behm Member​ MedChi​ Executive Director​
George Bone, MD​​​ Member​ ICCARE​ ​Physician
Daisy Capers​ Member​ Fairmont ​PGHEZ
​Ernest Carter, MD, PhD Member​ Prince George's County Health Department​ ​Deputy Health Officer
Michael Chiaramonte​ Member​ ​Southern Maryland Hospital ​President
Tracy Curry​ ​Member ​United Healthcare Community Plan
​Leslie Demus ​Member ​Heart to Hand, Inc.
​Kelly Fields ​Member ​Capital Caring General Manager​
​Maritha Gay ​Member ​Kaiser Permanente ​Vice President, Community Benefits
​Melvin Gerald, MD ​Member ​Gerald Family Care ​CEO and President
​David Harrington ​Member ​Common Health Action ​Senior Policy Advisor
​Evelyn Kelly ​Member ​Institute for Public Health Action
​Terry Lawlah ​Member ​Bowie State University
​Annette LeHew ​Member ​M-NCPPC ​Health and Wellness Coordinator
​Roxanne Leiba Lawrence ​Member ​Gerald Family Care ​Chief Operating Officer
​Stephanie McDaniel ​Member ​Prince George's County Health Department ​Program Manager, Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Initiative
​Joel Ogbonna ​Member ​Prevent First ​President
​Fran Preneta ​Member ​Consultant
​Erica Simpson ​Member ​M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation ​Health and Wellness Educator
​Pamela H. Thomas ​Member ​Prince George's Community College ​Manager, Health Education Center
​Laurine Thomas ​Member ​Prince George's County Health Department Grant Writer​
​Karen Thompson ​Member ​Family Restoration and Healing Center, Inc. ​Executive Director
​Kenneth Thompson ​Member ​Family Restoration and Healing Center, Inc. Board Chairman​
​Ingrid Turner ​Member ​Prince George's County Council Council Member​
​Diane Young Member ​​Prince George's County Health Department ​Division Manager, Maternal and Child Health
​Diane H. Taylor Health Dept. Staff​ Prince George's County Health Department​ Division Manager, Adult and Geriatric Health​
​Susan Thweatt Health Dept. Staff Prince George's County Health Department​ Program Chief, Food Protection Program​
Pamela B. Creekmur​ PGHAC Chair​ Prince George's County Health Department​ Health Officer​
​Debra C. Ross PGHAC Director​ Consultant​
Erin Diamond​ PGHAC Staff​ Prince George's County Health Department​

Last Updated: March 11, 2014