Agenda & CEUs

Continuing Education

RD/RND/DTR/NDTR:  A total of 9.5 hours are available: 4 hours on Monday, 3 hours on Tuesday, and 2.5 hours for the workshop on Tuesday afternoon.

Educators: Participation certificates will be provided for those seeking credits for renewal of their SC professional educator certification. Credits are subject to the approval of the participant’s educational district or entity.

CHES/MCHES: Pending review.

Planners: A total of 4.5 CEUs are available.*

Licensed Social Workers: Participation certificates will be provided for those seeking credits.


Concurrent Session Tracks

Built Environment                Community               Faith-Based                Food Nutrition

Marketing                Skill-Building                Youth/Schools


Monday, October 23

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Coffee, Tea, Light Refreshments
Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Walk to the Statehouse (optional)
Representative Neal Collins

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

General Session
Representative Neal Collins
Emcee: Stephany Snowden, Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Keynote Address
Live Well San Diego: A County’s Collective Impact Strategy
Nick Macchione
Director of Health and Human Services, San Diego County

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Coffee, Tea, Light Refreshments
Exhibit Hall Open

11:15 AM- 12:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Breaking Tradition: Engaging Physicians (Docs Adopt) in School-based Obesity Prevention

Janice Key, MD, MUSC

Addressing Food Insecurity and Improving Healthy Food Access in Rural Communities

Nicholas Julian, United Way of Kershaw County & Regina Nesmith and Suzette McClellan, SC DHEC Lee and Williamsburg Counties

Connecting Communities with the East Coast Greenway*

Brent Buice, East Coast Greenway Alliance & Katie Zimmerman, Charleston Moves

Birds of a Feather Skill Builder: Coalition Leadership

Kelsey Allen, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina & Sally Wills, LiveWell Greenville

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM


12:40 PM – 1:15 PM

General Session
Janice Key, MD, MUSC Director of Adolescent Medicine

General Session Speaker
Finding Inspiration in Your Leadership
Katrina Spigner
President and CEO Resource Solutions

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Physical Activity Break: Scavenger Hunt on Main Street
(Rain Plan: Karaoke Squats with Christina Cody)

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Implementation and Evaluation of the Spartanburg Healthy Schools Initiative

Melissa Fair, Furman University & Beth Barry, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Promoting SNAP Champions: Innovations with Farmers’ Markets and SNAP Outreach Strategies to Support Healthy Eating for South Carolina Families

Jamie Gibson, Hub City Farmers Market; Karen Waataja, SC Thrive; & Dana Bertolino, United Way of the Piedmont

Funding Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities and Programs in South Carolina, Using Local, State, and Federal Public and Private Sources

Amy Johnson Ely, Palmetto Cycling Coalition

Working Well Together: Aligning National Best Practices with Statewide Strategies to Impact Local, Community Initiatives

Emily O’Sullivan, SC Hospital Association; Sally Wills, LiveWell Greenville & Susan Johnson, MUSC

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Leadership Reception
Healthy Hor d’oeuvres
Exhibit Hall Open

Tuesday, October 24

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Walk Main Street (optional)
Mayor Steve Benjamin

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session Introduction
Fraendy Clervaud, WACH FOX Columbia

Guest Speaker
Creating a Walkable, Bikeable Columbia
Mayor Steve Benjamin, City of Columbia

Leadership Panel: Why HEAL Matters
Mayor Steve Benjamin, City of Columbia; Drew Griffin, City Manager, City of Florence; Josh Patterson, Principal, Sterling School, Greenville County Schools; Camille Reams, Senior Vice President, SC Health Plans, Inc.; and Bruce Bailey, CEO & President, Tidelands Health

Moderator: Fraendy Clervaud, WACH FOX Columbia

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Coffee, Team, Light Refreshments

10:15 AM- 11:15 M

Concurrent Sessions

Campus Community Health Practice: Applying Principles of Community Health in a Higher Education Environment

Jackie Knight, USC Student Health Services & Dianna Colvin and Sarah King, Healthy Carolina Initiatives

Creating the First Municipal Food Policy Committee of SC and Replicating this Effort Across the State

Lauren Harper, City of Columbia & Carrie Draper, USC Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities

Planning for Active Living and Healthy Food Access at the Statewide and Local Levels*

John Cock, Alta Planning + Design; Sherry Barrett, Upstate Forever; & Alissa Duncan, Broadmoor Planning

Partnering with Churches to Improve Health in Rural Communities

Kathryn Johnson, LiveWell Kershaw & Sara Wilcox, USC Prevention Research Center

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Coffee, Tea, Light Refreshments

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Innovative Health Initiatives in Early Childcare Settings

Dale Murrie and Michaela Schenkelberg, USC Shapes & Kerry McKenzie, The Bradshaw Institute Farm to Belly

Building Community Partnerships for Community Integrated Health

Amanda Metzger, Summerville Family YMCA & Amy Splittgerber, SC Alliance of YMCAs

#ShareYourStory: Collecting and Using Stories for Successful Fundraising Strategies

Shelli Quenga, Palmetto Project

Birds of Feather Skill Builder: Civics 101 & How to Advocate Locally

Hannah Walters, ESMMSC & Jim Headley, SC Recreation and Parks Association

12:30 PM


1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Optional Workshop (Additional Cost; Lunch will not be served)
Subliminal Health: Why Transportation Planning and Design Matter to Health Outcomes*

John Cock, Aileen Daney, & Tee Coker, Alta Planning + Design


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