March 2016 
Montgomery County, Maryland Selected for Major National Investment in Community Health Improvement
Trinity Health, one of the country's largest health systems, has awarded a Montgomery County, Maryland collaborative $500,000 per year for 3-5 years to implement a range of public health strategies to reduce obesity, promote tobacco-free living, and address social determinants of health. The grant is one of six made nationally through Trinity Health's new Transforming Communities Initiative.  The local collaborative includes the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI), Trinity Health member Holy Cross Health, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and Healthy Montgomery, the county's health improvement coalition.  IPHI will serve as the lead agency for the effort. Read More >
Bicycle lane markings and accompanying signs along Dill Avenue at its intersection with Bentz Street, Frederick, MD.

IPHI Vice President, Mike Royster, MD, MPH facilitating HiAP Workshop
IPHI Vice President, Mike Royster, MD, MPH
Virginia stakeholders strategizing CHW priorities
IPHI Grant Helps Increase Safe Space for Bicyclists in Frederick, MD

Through funding provided by the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities & Towns Campaign of the Mid-Atlantic, a program of IPHI, the City of Frederick, MD now has nearly six miles of bike lane striping and shared use, or "sharrow" markings, making it safe for residents to bicycle as a method of active transportation and commuting option. Frederick was one of ten local governments awarded implementation funding.  The City installed shared use bike striping and signage along a corridor between two existing shared bicycle lanes that also passes by the local Hood College. City residents, students and faculty have benefited from this project. Read More >

IPHI Facilitates Health in All Policies Workshop in Richmond City

IPHI Vice President Mike Royster recently co-facilitated a two-day workshop for leaders of Richmond City government on the importance of considering the health implications of everyday decisions. Recognizing that our health starts long before we need to see a doctor, and that health is created in our homes, schools, neighborhoods, and worksites, the workshop was based on a concept known in public health circles as Health in All Policies (HiAP). Read More >
IPHI Uses SIM Grant to Help Build CHW Workforce in Virginia

IPHI, the Virginia Department of Health, and a diverse group of stakeholders participating in the Virginia CHW Advisory Group have been working diligently for several years to strengthen the community health worker (CHW) workforce.  This work gained further momentum as CHWs became incorporated into Virginia's Health Innovation Plan, which was developed through the State Innovation Model (SIM) planning process.
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