For the past two years, we, at the
Healthy Montgomery Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI), have been working steadfastly and diligently to improve the health of Montgomery County residents.
We are excited to report all our hard work has been paying off as we gain ground in the battle
against obesity and attempts to curb tobacco use, which are the leading drivers of preventable chronic diseases and health care costs in the United States.
launched in 2016 to advance community partnerships that focus on improving the health and well-being of residents in the county.
This initiative brings together stakeholders across public, private, and non-profit sectors to improve school wellness, increase community food access, expand safe routes to schools, and promote tobacco-free living in areas of high need including Gaithersburg, Germantown, Long Branch, and Takoma Park.
Through the TCI, the Institute for Public Health Innovation has been able to fund innovative
through partnerships with Montgomery County Public Schools, the Montgomery County Food Council, the Primary Care Coalition, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, and the American Lung Association
that - after two years - have shown great results.
We invite you to take a look at our video where we highlight our successful partnerships.