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Transforming Communities Initiative

Making the healthy choice the easy choice.

The Transforming Communities Initiative is a partnership between Saint Alphonsus Medical Center and United Way of Treasure Valley to address local social influencers of health through a policy, systems, and environmental change lens. We fight to remove barriers to health equity through improvements to our wellness landscape by creating opportunities of increased health accessibility and environmental improvements to the places where we live, learn, play and work in the Treasure Valley.

We work to make the “healthy choice the easy choice” with health-centric goals like: complete streets to promote safety and active transportation, improving wellness practices in school/childcare settings, smoking prevention, protecting a mother’s right to breastfeed her child in public, and promoting the Community School Strategy to increase resources and mobilize neighborhoods around schools to support healthy kids and families.

TCI includes many areas that favorably impact people in our community