Strategies, Goals & Accomplishments
The Chronic Disease Work Group operates under Priority 2 of the Local Health Action Plan for 2011-2014 in Prince George’s County, to “prevent and control chronic disease in Prince George’s County, particularly among minorities.” As such, the Work Group has selected the following County Outcome Objective to work towards achieving each year:
Reduce deaths from heart disease
Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight
Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents who are considered obese
In 2015, the work group’s goals are to:
Increase workgroup membership by recruiting individuals interested in the specific topic of heart disease as this will be our main focus for the upcoming year.
Obtain at least $25,000 funding for programs/events that we will eventually implement.
Support heart disease organizations and add on to their initiatives.