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Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program This year-long lifestyle change program is FREE for Fairfield County residents who have pre-diabetes and are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. The program utilizes structured curriculum, group support, and a trained lifestyle coach to assist participants with weight loss, chronic disease prevention, physical activity and stress management. To qualify for the […]

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 Healthy 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 […]

Get Fit! Fairfield

Sign– up for Get Fit! Fairfield, a fitness challenge designed to help you increase your physical fitness and lose weight. Program starts January 7, 2019 and ends March 29, 2019 To Participate: Create a Get Fit! Fairfield Team consisting of 5 people ( ages 14 & up)  Enroll at Fairfield County Parks & Recreation […]

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   

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 […]

You Can Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes!

Take the test. If you score 9 or more points, sign up for Fairfield Diabetes Education Center’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. Earnestine Williams, RD, CDE 803-712-0364 MAKE A CHANGE FOR LIFE! Screening Test