December 2019

Since our launch in 2016, the Healthy Montgomery Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI) has made great waves in the advancement of health and well-being in Montgomery County. Thanks to the work of various partners including,  Montgomery County Public Schools, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, the Primary Care  Coalition, the American Lung Association, and the Montgomery County Food Council,  2019 has been another pivotal year for us. We are thrilled to share some highlights from this year and look forward to building on these successes to continue promoting health and wellbeing in the new year. 

We Established Local School Wellness Councils in Public Schools


We Experienced A Huge Victory In The Fight For Tobacco-Free Living

We Increased Healthy Food Access and Improved Health Outcomes For Our Most Vulnerable Communities

We Engaged Community Residents to Address Food Insecurity 

We Improved Walking Conditions For Students In Priority Communities

About the Transforming Communities Initiative: 

The Healthy Montgomery Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI) is a partnership between the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI), Trinity Health affiliate Holy Cross Health, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and numerous other government and community partners.  Montgomery County, Maryland is one of eight locations selected by Trinity Health for investment through their national TCI grant program.

TCI is an innovative, collaborative funding initiative established by Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Grant recipients, in collaboration with a community coalition(s), implement and support evidence-based and innovative policy, systems and environmental change strategies to reduce obesity, promote tobacco-free living and address social influencers of health. TCI leverages health system funding, community partnerships, local match dollars, capital loan dollars, and national technical assistance resources to improve community health. Funding is also provided by the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission , The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation , and t he  Healthcare Initiative Foundation

For more information regarding the Healthy Montgomery TCI,