Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Success Stories

Community Indicators Toolkit

Building a culture of health in Lancaster & Chester Counties “We want to live in a place where all voices matter and where all people have an opportunity to thrive. And yet, in order for all people to live healthy lives, essential resources must be readily available for everyone. We all benefit when residents come […]

Chester County Tobacco Free Coalition Received Grant Funding

From 2013-2018, Eat Smart Move More Chester County Coalition has received six grants from the SC Tobacco-Free Collaborative totaling $41,000 to address tobacco-free policies in workplaces, churches, public housing, and assisted living facilities. A Community-Wide Health Survey was conducted to gather input on tobacco use and exposure. Two projects were implemented and geared towards youth […]

Walkability Assessments

Eat Smart Move More Chester County Coalition (ESMMCCC) conducted Walkability Assessments for all the neighborhoods in the City of Chester in June 2017. Elected officials from three of the four wards participated in the assessment. This was followed up by a multi-stakeholder meeting where results were presented. Action items were prioritized resulting in added sidewalks and […]

Rural Active Living Assessment

A Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) was conducted throughout the City of Chester. During this process partners were identified and strategic, action, evaluation, and sustainability plans were developed. The Rural Active Living Assessment is a method for community groups to better understand whether their environments are supportive of active lifestyles. The results from RALA can help influence […]

Community Wide Health Survey

In 2012, Eat Smart Move More Chester County Coalition applied for and received a Community Transformation Grant, funded through the Healthy South Carolina Initiative (HSCI) in the amount of $12,000. This planning grant helped conduct a Community-Wide Health Survey in the fall of 2013 to obtain citizens’ input on community health issues.  The implementation of these […]

Catawba Fresh Market

The Catawba Fresh Market is online! Conveniently place your orders online and pick up at a local delivery spot.

Wylie Park Cross Walk

Eat Smart Move More Chester’s walkability assessment identified a need for a safer way to cross the road to access the popular Wylie Street Park. Pictured are the completed improvements in spring of 2017.

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.

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.