Primary Healthcare Strategic Plan
For decades, Prince George’s County, Maryland, has been grappling with the challenge of enhancing its healthcare delivery network. From hospitals to health clinics, Prince Georgians and other Marylanders living in the southern region of the state have been limited in their access to healthcare. According to a 2009 RAND Corporation report, it was critical that the County take strong and decisive action to improve access to quality healthcare. The County Council was the catalyst for the RAND report, which served as a basis to garner the support of other partners—state government, the University of Maryland Medical System, and Dimensions Healthcare.
It is clear that strong communities have excellent health indicators. A healthy community leads to positive health indicators including high academic outcomes, low crime, and a strong commercial tax base.