The Healthy Montgomery Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI) is an exciting multi-year effort to implement a range of public health strategies that can reduce obesity, promote tobacco-free living, and address factors that impact community health. The strategies center on policy, system, and environmental changes that offer long-term benefits for disease prevention and management. The Healthy Montgomery TCI has a specific focus on the communities of Gaithersburg, Germantown, Long Branch, and Takoma Park.

Healthy Montgomery TCI is a collaborative between the Institute for Public Health Innovation, Trinity Health-member Holy Cross Health, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and numerous other government and community partners.

The TCI is funded nationally by Trinity Health, one of the country’s largest Catholic healthcare systems. Funding is 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.

UPDATE: The Healthy Montgomery TCI has just released a new video highlighting these successful partnerships. We invite you to view the video below.

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For more information on the Healthy Montgomery TCI, please contact Program Director Evelyn Kelly, 202-407-7086,