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Chester County School District READ-FEED-SUCCEED

“The Chester County School District has formed a partnership with the faith-based community and local businesses and organizations in a collaborative, community effort to provide books and meals to our students throughout the summer months. Last summer, 74% of students participating in the program maintained or improved their reading skills! We also gave away over […]

Read-Feed-Succeed Summer Literacy & Nutrition Program

The Chester County School District and  The Hazel Pittman Center Summer 2019 Read-Feed-Succeed Summer Literacy & Nutrition Program Parent Workshops All Sessions are FREE and open to the public. Questions?  Please contact: April Spruell | Prevention Specialist | The Hazel Pittman Center:  april@hazelpittman.org Dr. Alisha Green | Director of Literacy | Chester County School District:  […]

S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App Makes Healthy Eating Easier

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) wants to remind residents of the S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App to find and buy fresh produce locally. The web-based app shows the location, hours of operation and accepted payment types – including WIC, SNAP and senior voucher programs – for hundreds of farmers markets and roadside […]

Chester County Snapshot

Based on the 2018 County Health Rankings, Chester County is ranked 39th out of 46 counties in South Carolina for health outcomes, which measures length and quality of life, and is ranked 34th for health factors, which measures health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment.  Chester County Snapshot Learn more at […]

Parks in Chester County

Move more in Chester County by visiting one of the wonderful parks! Visit the Chester County website for more details on recreational opportunities. Brooklyn Park on Ashford St, Chester, SC: basketball court, playground Chester Nature Park: outdoor learning lab, paved walking trail, picnic tables, hiking trails Chester State Park: 759 State Park Rd: playground, picnic […]

Governor proclaims April as Live Healthy SC month!

Live Healthy South Carolina Month 2019 Governor McMaster has issued a proclamation declaring April as Live Healthy SC month.   This proclamation recognizes the work of the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina  in partnership with SC DHEC to create the first State Health Improvement Plan for SC.   This document also encourages all South Carolinians to support […]

2019 County Health Rankings Released

The 2019 Rankings are now available on their website! “With this year’s release, we’re excited to bring you updated community health information for your county, summary reports that explore health differences across the nation, and new guidance to help you understand and use the Rankings where you live.”   Updated data and new measures “Search […]

Live Health SC releases State Health Assessment

Public health and health care professionals can now view the State Health Assessment (SHA) on the Live Health South Carolina website. The SHA was used to inform the development of the State Health Improvement Plan, which can also be view on the website. The SHA can also be used as a tool in creating improvement […]

HYPE Faith-Based Grants Available

Eat Smart Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) is partnering with the 7th Episcopal District of the AME Church on the Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) Project. This partnership will allow up to 10 Young People’s Division (YPD) Youth Teams to work on projects in their churches or communities that will increase access to healthy foods […]

New Physical Activity Guidelines

Top 10 Things to Know About the Second Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 1.The second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides evidence-based recommendations for adults and youth ages 3 through 17 to safely get the physical activity they need to stay healthy. There are new key guidelines for children […]