Thriving Communities Blog

Passages on the road to a thriving Baltimore...

Racism and Trauma – An Infant Mortality Mystery – Solved

On March 17, 2017, the Thriving Communities Collaborative (TCC) jointly sponsored a meeting with the Black Mental Health Alliance on Racism and Trauma.  It was one of the most well-attended events we have held in the past year which is positive. It shows that there is...

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Building Stronger Connections at Z-HAP in South Park Heights

The Thriving Communities Collaborative (TCC) was excited to have the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the older adults who come to the Z-HAP Fridays at the Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging in the South Park Heights Community. We had only visited once...

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Policy as a Tool in Driving Systemic Change

When we first began holding meetings as the Thriving Community Collaborative (TCC), one of the topics of greatest interest was driving Systemic Change. As a new administration prepares to take over in Baltimore, as well as on the national stage, several...

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Investing in Prevention = Investing in Baltimore

What will it take to convince our leadership at the city, county, state and federal levels that we should prioritize prevention over punishment, that we should fully fund and support programs that empower people living in under-served, at-risk communities? Recently,...

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We Are Stronger Connected

Having Something in Common Creates a Connection Not long ago, I babysat my sister’s dog, Brody. I love it when Brody comes to visit for a while because I work at home in front of a computer, and he helps me to reach my goal of 10,000 steps per day. Plus,...

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Redefining How We Think About Treatment

This month, the Thriving Communities Collaborative (TCC) continued our focus on healing and building strong communities. The presentations given by Nneka Nnamdi of The Living Well and David Klark and Renee Angelo of The Choice Program at UMBC outlined strategies for...

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Focusing on Healing and Community Outreach

At the September 9, 2015 meeting, the Thriving Communities Collaborative focused on healing and community outreach. Speakers included Lynn Mumma, Director of Family Resources at Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB); Jan Desper Peters, Executive Director, Black...

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