About Us

What is Public Health?

Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.”


A healthy and thriving Prince George’s County that:

  • Provides access to quality health care services for all
  • Provides policies and services that are culturally appropriate and acceptable
  • Partners with individuals, organization and communities to accept responsibility for disease, injury and disability prevention and health advancement
  • Ensures individuals and communities can achieve the best health possible


The mission of Prince George's County Health Department is to:

  • Protect the public's health
  • Assure availability of and access to quality health care services
  • Promote individual and community responsibility for the prevention of disease, injury and disability