Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership
Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP) is a multi-sector collective impact partnership committed to improving health and well-being in the Tenderloin by aligning priorities, resources and activities to create pathways to health for residents.
Led by the Saint Francis Foundation and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, TLHIP provides a framework to better coordinate between institutions, co-create solutions and deliver a deeper impact. Since 2014, TLHIP has organized a strong, multi-sector partnership, funded innovative, community-based solutions that provide a range of critical and impactful community initiatives.
For Tenderloin residents, lack of safety is a primary barrier to living a healthier lifestyle. In addition, access to safe parks, availability of healthy food and exercise opportunities, and the quality and affordability of retail and housing all have direct and indirect implications on individual health. These social and institutional systems result in chronic health issues and poor health outcomes for the community. A well-documented and cost-effective approach to improving population health is to address the factors that contribute to illness and disease.
Through this innovative and collaborative model, TLHIP is addressing:
With the alignment of a broad spectrum of public, private, and not-for-profit partners, the Saint Francis Foundation is leading and raising funds for this groundbreaking initiative to create a healthy, vibrant, and safe neighborhood to end the cycle of poor health.