Education and Outreach
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 and vegetables. It also includes good fats, and reducing the consumption of salty foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.
The Health and Wellness Division implements health promotion activities, and uses evidence based strategies to deliver healthy eating and active living programming to Prince George’s County residents. These activities and programs assist individuals to improve their quality of life by making healthier lifestyle choices.
Living Well (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program)
Who Should Register?
If you have a chronic condition like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or any other chronic conditions that require ongoing medication, you can take charge of your health and live well! If you wish to register for the Living Well class, please complete the online registration form. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Registrants should be 18 years and over and diagnosed with a chronic condition. Caregivers and/or relatives are welcomed to attend. Once you complete the registration form, you will receive a follow-up call or email to confirm your registration.
- Learn how to manage stress
- Improve your strength and endurance
- Create and practice action plans
- Develop a healthier lifestyle
- Learn how to be a partner with your health care team
- Receive a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions textbook for completion of program
For more information download the 2019 Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Program flyer.
Dine & Learn Program
Dine and Learn is a free health education program for residents of Suitland and surrounding areas of Prince George’s County. The purpose of this program is to promote healthy lifestyles through nutrition, physical activity and health education. The program consists of four components: a nutrition segment, a physical fitness segment, a biometric health assessment and a cooking demonstration.
Join us for an interactive and educational evening on how to take steps towards a healthier you. This free program features:
- A step-by-step live cooking demonstration led by a registered dietitian who will guide you through the ease and tastefulness of healthy cooking..
- Food samples and recipes to try at home.
- A nutrition discussion from a registered dietitian who will provide simple every day tips for healthier meal choices.
- Fun and easy moves that keep you active for life.
- Blood pressure screening.