Prince George's Healthcare Action Coalition
Prince George's Healthcare Action Coalition (PGHAC) serves as a community health network and forum for collaboration to advance the state of health care in Prince George's County. This community-powered coalition represents over 70 community organizations, health care providers and stakeholders in community health.
The Coalition was formed in 2012 under the leadership of Prince George's County Health Department (PGCHD), with Health Officer Pamela Creekmur serving as Chairwoman, in order to move the county towards reaching its health goals as outlined in Prince George's Health Improvement Plan.
Six Priority Areas
PGHAC consists of six work groups composed to address the six priority areas for health improvement in Prince George's County:
Background & Overview
As part of the State Health Improvement Process (SHIP) developed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Prince George's County Health Department and each local health department in Maryland has created a local coalition to assist in making Maryland a healthier state, county by county. Prince George's Healthcare Action Coalition (PGHAC) is working within all three main components of SHIP: Public Engagement, Accountability and Local Action, as we develop and implement actionable strategies to improve the health of Prince George's County residents.