Healthy Marin Partnership (HMP) was formed in 1995 in response to a mandate requiring all not-for-profit hospitals to complete an assessment of our community every three years. In Marin, all of the hospitals joined together along with the United Way and Marin County Health and Human Services to do one assessment. We were soon joined by the Marin County Office of Education, the Marin Community Foundation, and members of the business community.
This partnership has extended beyond the original requirement and, together, has learned how to build a healthier community. The strength of the collaboration and the intentional efforts to promote health and health equity positioned HMP as a convener of local communities, organizations, agencies, and policy makers to explore strategies that can enable everyone in Marin to live an even healthier life.