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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 […]

Move Your Way

What’s your move? You know you need physical activity to stay healthy. But did you know it can make you feel better right away? Boost your mood. Sharpen your focus. Reduce stress. Improve your sleep. To find out more from the Department of Health and Human Services click this link: Move Your Way

Chester County 2018 Community Health Assessment

Chester County is conducting a community health assessment. By identifying our community’s health needs and priorities we will develop an action plan to improve the health of Chester County. Chester urges community members to make their voices heard and help shape the future of its residents! Chester Community Health Assessment  

25 Healthiest Schools in South Carolina

Some of American’s healthiest schools are in South Carolina. Twenty-five schools were among a total 461 recognized recently as “America’s Healthiest Schools” by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization that empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The schools earned the distinction by successfully meeting a rigorous set of criteria for serving healthier […]

Community Health Survey

A  Community Health Survey is currently being conducted in Chester County. The survey can be taken by any Chester County resident age 18 and up. This survey has been developed to get your opinions about health issues in our community. The results will be used to identify issues we can address through community action. Please take a few […]

Community Leader: Le Tanya Williams

What do you get when you recruit new people to join your coalition and to take an interest in their community? You get renewed energy, fresh ideas, and new connections to community members. You get community organizers like Le Tanya Williams in the City of Chester.

S.C. Fitness Gram Data Released

South Carolina FitnessGram Data for the 2016-2017 school year was released. We already know that weight and cardiorespiratory fitness are important to their health (current and future) of K-12 students. So, with great concern, we learned that over one-third of S.C. students were overweight or obese, and nearly one-half performed below the recommended level for […]

2018 County Health Rankings

Find out how healthy your county is and explore factors that drive your health. Chester County Rankings  

WALK CHESTER Pedestrian Master Plan

Through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is leading an effort to increase pedestrian planning efforts throughout South Carolina.