In response to needs expressed by community residents and health care providers CHEER has published the Long Branch Health and Wellness Asset Inventory. This list is intended to provide community residents and health care providers with a useful guide to health and wellness resources in or near Takoma Park and Long Branch. The inventory lists primary care physicians, medical specialists, mental health, and substance abuse services. It also includes a list of social support resources available to community residents, such as food and nutrition, housing, and recreation.
This inventory is part of a community asset mapping project for the Long Branch Health Enterprise Zone Coalition and was made possible by a grant from the Healthcare Initiative Foundation. The project took 8 months to assemble. CHEER staff members Dawn Valentine, Gia Mejia, and Nailah Gobern Lee called all of the contacts on the inventory to ensure each resource was active and verify the location and phone numbers. CHEER will continue to update this inventory through its role as convener of the Long Branch Health Enterprise Zone Coalition and from feedback gained through outreach and follow up with community members that connect to these resources. CHEER welcomes feedback from others. If in using the inventory you find errors, missing information, or if there has been a change or addition to these assets please