Prevention Link of Southern Maryland

Prevention Link of Southern Maryland

The PreventionLink program integrates clinical practice with evidence-based public health programs to improve health outcomes for patients at all levels of risk for chronic disease, from persons at risk for diabetes and heart disease to high-system utilizers with frequent hospitalizations. Innovations in the use of health information technology and the development of communities of practice will bring together stakeholders in chronic disease care with a shared goal of reducing the burden of diabetes, hypertension, and stroke in underserved areas of Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert counties.


10 percent of chronic disease patients in the project area are responsible for 80 percent of chronic care costs. Southern Maryland lacks quality public health programs for chronic disease prevention. Barriers to health care access in the region include transportation, low health literacy, lack of finances (and lack of adequate health insurance), and lack of social support.

Project Area

Southern Maryland (Prince George’sCalvertCharles, and St. Mary’s counties), population of 1,276,625 residents in urban, suburban, and rural communities


Project Overview

  1. Grant Details
  2. Strategies
  3. Long-Term Goals
  4. Expected Outcomes

Lead Entity

Prince George’s County Health Department


$12 million cooperative agreement over 5 years


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


September 2018 – September 2023

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