What is PreventionLink?
PreventionLink is a FREE program to help you achieve better control of your diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol. PreventionLink can also help if you have prediabetes or want to reduce your risk for heart disease. The program is available to residents of Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s. PreventionLink can work with you and your primary care physician to address barriers such as transportation, lack of health insurance, or lack of social support that might impact your ability to live as many healthy years as possible.
What services does PreventionLink offer to help me prevent or manage chronic disease?
Face-to-face and online classes on how to prevent diabetes or get better control of your diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.
Medical therapy management, which involves working with a pharmacist to better understand your medicines and possibly reduce the amount of medicine you have to take.
One-on-One support from a community health worker who will work with you and primary care physician to find resources and remove barriers that may prevent you from receiving the quality care you deserve.
My primary care physician is already helping me manage my diabetes, high blood pressure, or cholesterol. Why should I join PreventionLink?
The PreventionLink program can act as a useful addition to your care, working directly with your primary care physician to help you get better control. PreventionLink can help LINK you to the resources you need to improve your health. Whether your goal is to improve your blood sugar level or blood pressure, lose weight, eat better, or be more active, PreventionLink’ s free program can bring you one step closer to your personal health goals.
I would love to join PreventionLink, but it might be hard for me to get to the classes. What can I do?
If you qualify for PreventionLink, you may be able to work with a community health worker, who can link you to resources for transportation assistance to access the PreventionLink services. You may also have the option to participate in ONLINE classes to manage your diabetes, prediabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.
How do I know if I am eligible to join PreventionLink?
- Must receive a referral from your primary care physician
- 18years or older
- Maryland resident living in Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Charles, or Calvert counties
- Have a diagnosis of diabetes, high cholesterol, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Have prediabetes or be at risk for heart disease.
How do I join PreventionLink?
Ask your primary care physician how you can enroll in the PreventionLink program. If you are eligible for PreventionLink, the staff at your Primary Care Physician’s office will invite you to join and help you sign up and complete the consent form.
Does it cost anything to join PreventionLink?
Services will be free.
What will I need to do if I join PreventionLink?
- Be willing to work with your primary care physician and attend PreventionLink classes to get better control of your health.
- Agree to participate in PreventionLink services for one year
- Follow through on referrals to community resources.
- Answer questions to help improve PreventionLink services.
How can I get more information about PreventionLink?
Speak with your primary care physician or email us at PreventionLink@co.pg.md.us