More than 60% of deaths in Prince George's County are due to chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Poor eating and physical inactivity contribute to overweight and obesity. Healthy eating includes consumption of appropriate portion sizes, fruits
The Health and Wellness Division implements health promotion
Prevent T2 Program (Prediabetes)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized lifestyle change program that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
Is an online course to help you learn more information on how to prevent and manage hypertension. This course allows you to learn at your own pace and has four modules.
Dine, Learn & Move
Dine, Learn & Move is a FREE 11-month program currently being presented online by a partnership between M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation Prince George’s County, Prince George’s County Health Department, Suburban Hospital and the University of Maryland, Capital Region Health. The program aims to promote healthy eating, active living and reinforce health behaviors in order to reduce the prevalence of various chronic diseases amongst county residents. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Prince George’s County and half of adults are not active or are insufficiently active (sources: 2018 Maryland Vital Statistics Administration Annual Report; 2017 Maryland BRFSS).
On the Road to Wellness
On the Road to Wellness is an online diabetes course. This course provides all the information from the in-person class and is available at your convenience.
The Diabetes Self-Management Program is tailored for people with type 2 diabetes. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is for anyone with a chronic condition (i.e., arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension) that requires ongoing medication.