Healthy Montgomery Transforming Communities Initiative
The Healthy Montgomery Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI) was a 5-year collaborative effort to implement policy, systems, and environmental changes to reduce obesity, promote tobacco-free living, and create healthier communities in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Healthy Montgomery TCI was coordinated by the Institute for Public Health Innovation in partnership with Holy Cross Health, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Public Schools, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Primary Care Coalition, Montgomery County Food Council, and numerous other community partners.
The Montgomery County initiative was one of six funded nationally by Trinity Health. Funding was also provided by the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and the Healthcare Initiative Foundation. We also thank other supporters of the TCI, including Business Leaders Fighting Hunger and Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States.
We invite you to view the video below highlighting these successful partnerships:
Transforming Communities Initiative Strategy Areas:
- Promoting Tobacco-Free Living (Tobacco 21)
- School Health and Wellness (Local School Wellness Councils)
- Healthy Food Access
- Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
- Nutrition Standards in Early Childhood Setting
To learn more about the Healthy Montgomery Transforming Communities Initiative, please contact Program Director Evelyn Kelly at [email protected] or 202.407.7086.