Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities
A sustainable, healthy community
Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities (TMHC) serves as a network of networks, providing leadership to align and coalesce diverse partners to define issues and priorities and to develop solutions to achieve measurable results.
Mission and Values
Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities aligns diverse community leaders to provide insights, and to influence and advocate for and enhance the region’s capacity to ensure an inclusive and sustainable culture and environment of health.
Sustain and improve everyone’s opportunities for HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Foster COMMUNITY -- a sense of engagement/belonging, and the conditions in which we live
Strive for EQUITY, recognize and address disparities that affect health
Helping The Community
Be proactively informed and ADVOCATE for improved policies and opportunities
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
Local organizations receive $250,000 BUILD Health Challenge® Award to Improve Seniors’ Health!
Award was given to Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities (TMHC) Renown Health & Washoe County Health District
This partnership was awarded the funding to support:
CARING FOR RENO’S ELDERS (C.A.R.E)
STARTING A KINDNESS EPIDEMIC
Together the entities will team with 30 local organizations will focus on senior loneliness and health issues it creates.
C.A.R.E will enhance life quality for elders by reducing social isolation and loneliness, issues that seriously impact senior health.
Loneliness is the root cause of many issues including suicide, chronic disease, and a reduction in lifespan.
Washoe County senior suicide rates are two and four times the national rate for those aged 65 and 85 respectively.
That is unacceptable! C.A.R.E. will rally community-wide, cross-generational kindness ambassadors to engage the elderly and reduce these serious conditions.
Renown Health is matching the grant alongside other pledged funding from the community, bringing the current C.A.R.E. SUPPORT TO $580,000
The partners are honored that Truckee Meadows was selected as one of 18 communities to receive funding from BUILD in the 2019-2021 term.
A Real Success