Access to Care Work​ Group​

Background
The Access to Care Work Group consists of about 21 members (PDF)​ and represents roughly 14 various community-based, health-oriented organizations in Prince George’s County.

The Coalition was formed under the leadership of Prince George’s County Health Department (PGCHD), with County Health Officer Pamela Creekmur serving as Chairwoman, in order to move the county towards reaching its goals as outlined in the Prince George’s County Health Improvement Plan, 2011-2014 (PDF).
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Strategies, Goals & Accomplishments
The Access to Care Work Group operates under Priority 1 of the Local Health Action Plan for 2011-2014 in Prince George’s County, to “ensure that Prince George’s County residents receive the healthcare they need- particularly low-income, uninsured / underinsured adults and children.” As such, the Work Group has selected the following County Outcome Objectives to work towards achieving each year:
  • Increase the proportion of persons with health insurance; and
  • Reduce the proportion of individuals who are unable to obtain, or delay obtaining, necessary medical care, dental care or prescription medication.
2014 Goal Areas Accomplished
In 2014, the work group accomplished significant progress on its goals in the following areas:
  • ​Created a Health Insurance 101 infographic for distribution to the public to increase health literacy for access to health insurance
  • Partnered with Prince George’s Health Enterprise Zone Community Health Workers to attend and distribute informational materials at two health fairs in the county
  • Surveyed MedChi physicians and summarized results into a report
2015 Goals
In 2015, the work group’s goals are:
Meetings
  • 6 p.m.
  • 4th Monday of each Month
  • 1701 McCormick Drive
    Largo, Maryland 20774
View a list of scheduled PGHAC meetings/events​​.