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Transforming Communities

In 2016 The LiveWell Springfield Coalition was awarded a Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI) Grant from Trinity Health Systems.  These funds, managed by Mercy Medical Center, support advancing the LWS efforts to prevent obesity and chronic disease by addressing social determinants of health. The TCI funding focuses on improving policies, systems, and environments of preschool and school aged kids around healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco prevention. Coalition partners involved in this funding include Mercy Medical Center,  Public Health Institute of Western MAWay FindersSquare One,MLK Family ServicesSpringfield Food Policy Council, and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.