Get Fit Don’t Sit

Today is American Diabetes Association® National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day™, and we’re asking you to encourage your employees to get up and move at least once every 30 minutes throughout the workday. Research shows that sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of health complications. The ADA recommends breaking up sitting time […]

Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities

Community Leader: Jamie Gibson, SNAP Champion, Hub City Farmers’ Market   Raising children on a low-income and with limited resources is difficult for any parent. And buying healthy foods with those limited resources is even more difficult, but that didn’t stop one Spartanburg mom from feeding her family healthy, fresh foods and eventually stepping into a […]

Is Your Child Buckled Safely?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SC DHEC reports that “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for children over one year of age. When properly installed, child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers. Seat belt usage increases the chances for surviving a crash […]

2018 County Health Rankings

Imagine a place where everyone has a fair and just chance to lead the healthiest life possible – communities with high quality schools, good paying jobs, access to healthy foods and quality health care, and affordable housing in safe environments. Imagine a place where differences in race, culture, and perspectives are not only tolerated, but […]

Rural Health Action Plan

More than one million residents call rural South Carolina home. Preserving access to health care and improving health outcomes in our rural communities are critically important components to  South Carolina’s vitality. The America’s Health Rankings, produced by the United Health Foundation, ranks South Carolina 44th in health among all states (2017). At the county level, the Robert Wood Johnson […]