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Become a Participant

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PreventionLink is a revolutionary program to help you prevent chronic diseases and better manage your health if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. Best of all, it’s free to Southern Maryland residents.

Benefits of Enrolling

Studies show people living with chronic diseases enrolled in programs like PreventionLink improved their overall well-being.


Not only have participants reduced their chances of developing chronic diseases, such as heart disease, kidney disease, and nerve damage, but they’ve also reduced the number of times they have had to go to the emergency room or be hospitalized.

Many participants in these programs have reported the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Added healthy eating habits
  • Better overall physical fitness
  • Improved mobility with regular exercise

They simply feel better. The PreventionLink team wants our participants to not only feel better but also to live happier and healthier lives.

Our dedicated team of clinicians and experts have designed virtual and in-person peer-supported programs that leverage state-of-the-art tools to effectively help you prevent or control chronic disease.

Our Unique Two-Way System

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Our two-way system is unique because it allows your doctor and PreventionLink programs to talk to each other and stay updated on your progress.

A primary care doctor can easily access patient information using PreventionLink's communication system.

PreventionLink has a unique two-way system that allows your doctor and the PreventionLink programs to keep each other updated. The system tracks your progress from the moment your doctor makes a referral to a PreventionLink program through your time and attendance in the specific programs. It also tells your doctor about your progress in the PreventionLink programs. This makes it easier for you and your doctor to work together to manage and improve your health! 

  1. Provider initiates a referral using an electronic form to PreventionLink
  2. PreventionLink receives the referral, processes it, and submits it to the recommended PreventionLink program
  3. The program receives the referral, enrolls the participant into the program, and sends progress reports to the Central Referral Service (CRS) specialist
  4. CRS receives the progress reports, prepares them in electronic form, and submits them to CRISP, Maryland's Health Information Exchange system
  5. CRISP securely shares participant health information with providers, allowing them to view participant medical history and easily coordinate care with PreventionLInk


If you have prediabetes or are diabetic, one of these programs may be right for you:

Enrolling in PreventionLink

Working closely with a variety of healthcare providers, PreventionLink’s mission is to link participants with the right kind of care and programs and to advise them on how to live a longer and healthier life. 

  1. Ask your doctor for a referral.
  2. Your doctor will determine your eligibility and refer you to the  PreventionLink that fits your needs.
  3.  PreventionLink connects you to our lifestyle coaches, certified health educators, and community health workers.

For the best, most successful outcome, PreventionLink expects all enrolled participants to attend and participate in all sessions.

No Primary Care Doctor? No Problem.

Fill out a form to speak with one of our PreventionLink staff or community health workers to determine your eligibility.

PreventionLink can help transform your well-being. Get started today.