Resources

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 […]

Fairfield County Life Expectancy Map

It’s a short distance to a wide gap in life expectancy. Take a look at the map of Fairfield County just released from DHEC. 2019 Life Expectancy

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 […]

Breathe Better Program

The B 2 (Breathe Better) program is an anti-idling/clean air campaign. The goal of B 2 is to help protect the health and safety of children by reducing harmful vehicle emissions around school campuses. Solutions involve the efforts of students, faculty, administration, staff, local government and community partners working together. To start B 2 at […]

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   

The State of Obesity in South Carolina

South Carolina has the 10th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, and the 24th highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17. South Carolina’s adult obesity rate is currently 34.1%, up from 21.1% in 2000 and from 12.0% in 1990. This state profile includes data on adult and childhood obesity, obesity-related health issues, […]

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