Call for Proposals

Eat Smart Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) and the Summit Planning Committee invite proposals for presentations during the breakout sessions for the Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities, October 29th and 30th, 2018, which will be held at the Spartanburg Marriott in Spartanburg, SC.

Breakout sessions are designed to provide resources and best practices to attendees to use in their work to reduce obesity in South Carolina. ESMMSC and our partners are driven by a desire to create communities where everyone has access to healthy affordable foods and safe places to be active. This happens through initiatives and policies that create lasting, healthy changes where people live, learn, work, play, and pray. This work matters because for many in our state, where you live affects how you live, as well as your ability to choose paths leading to health.

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Summit Breakout Session Presentation Overview

The planning committee has taken the participant’s feedback from last year’s summit into consideration, and based on their feedback, the committee is soliciting proposals that address the following topics (Please note that other topics will be considered):

  • Built Environment
  • Healthy Vending
  • Youth Engagement
  • Local Advocacy/Grassroots Efforts
  • Coalition Building
  • Engaging the Faith Community
  • Food Insecurity and Access
  • Healthy Work Environments
  • Healthy School Initiatives
  • Healthy Out-of-School Initiatives
  • Healthy Early Childhood Initiatives

Your proposal must meet the following criteria:

  1. Proposals that highlight an evidence-based policy, systems, and/or environmental (PSE) change approach to healthy eating, active living, and/or obesity prevention. For more information on PSE changes, click here.
  2. Proposals that explain the process and not just the outcome. Many participants want to learn more about how to implement a strategy and how to overcome challenges and roadblocks.
  3. Proposals that demonstrate how strategies address health disparities and social determinants of health. In South Carolina and across the country, rates of obesity vary significantly by geography, income, race and ethnicity, with obesity rates highest in rural, southern communities and among Blacks, Latinos, and lower-income, less-educated residents.

Each breakout session can have more than one presenter, but the total presentation should be limited to 50 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for Q&A.

Call for Proposals Timeline

June 30: Proposals due by COB

July 15: Notifications of selected proposals emailed to designated contact person listed in application

August 10: Confirmation and online Summit registration from selected proposals are due

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Franco at or 803-667-9810.

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