Healthy Community Initiative

Thriving Youth. Thriving Community.



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Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is dedicated to building partnerships and encouraging community collaborations that support, value, and empower youth. We bring together programs and individuals and provide necessary support so they can put their expertise and resources toward efforts that positively impact youth and their families in Rice County.

Mission: To cultivate collaborative communities in Rice County that support, value, and empower youth

Vision: Communities where all youth thrive

This unique service model has gained national attention. From California to New York, communities are turning to HCI for guidance on maximizing the success of their youth programs.

Focused on Supporting Youth and Families

The support we offer area programs falls into six categories: sharing knowledge, convening like-minded programs and individuals, building capacity, grant writing and reporting, tracking and evaluating effectiveness, and implementing activities.

See Our Supported Programs