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

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