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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 […]

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.