| Since 2016, the Healthy Montgomery Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI) set out on a mission to address key drivers of community health impacting Montgomery County with the goal of reducing obesity and promoting tobacco free-living. Through the TCI, Trinity Health invested in partnerships that engaged stakeholders across public, private, and non-profit sectors. As the TCI culminates, we can look back with satisfaction and see the results of our collective work as partners and public health advocates and champions.
Throughout the initiative's four year run, TCI was able to truly transform communities in Montgomery County by bridging the gap between local safety-net health systems and nutrition assistance, implementing policies to address food insecurity, raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21, implementing an anti-vaping campaign, establishing local school wellness councils, and improving walking and road conditions for youth. We are proud of this program and the incredible impact it has had on our communities.
Thanks to our partners including, Holy Cross Health, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the Healthy Montgomery Steering Committee, Montgomery County Public Schools, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, the Montgomery County Food Council, the Primary Care Coalition, the American Lung Association, and our technical assistance provider Community Catalyst for their commitment to work collaboratively to create a healthier Montgomery County. We would also like to thank our funders who provided critical match dollars to the TCI including the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission,The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and the Healthcare Initiative Foundation.
Although the TCI has ended, the work of our partners continues as does the need for continued support and partnership. Click on the links below to learn about the impact of our work and how you can support each of these organizations and their respective initiatives.