Agenda

Tuesday, October 29

 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Registration
Continental Breakfast
Exhibit Hall Open

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Welcome
Jen Wright, MPH, Board Chair, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Keynote Address
Anton Gunn, MSW, CDM, CSP

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Advocacy Update
Phil Ford, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Break
Refreshments
Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 AM- 12:15 PM

Concurrent Session 1

Eating Healthy on a Budget: Creating Health Messaging to Reach your Community
Angela Rogers, BA, MS, Community Health Educator, SC DHEC; Pat Laird, Project Coordinator, Dillon County Health Initiative; Tabitha D. James, M.Ed. MBA, Rural Health and Nutrition Agent, Clemson University
Setting: Coalition Capacity Building, Marketing

The Essential Role of Healthy Eating, Active Living Coalitions within Food Policy Council Development across the Carolina
Jared Cates, MSW, Community Mobilizer, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association; Carrie Draper, MSW, Research Associate, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health
Setting: Food Insecurity & Access, Local Advocacy/Grassroots Efforts

Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity at School
Michelle L. Hayes, Health Teacher, Southside Middle School
Setting: Healthy School Initiatives, Youth Engagement

Institutionalizing Healthy and Sustainable Food Culture
Dianna Colvin, MPH, MSW, CHES, Healthy Carolina Initiatives Program Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Rebecca Caldwell, PhD, Director of Strategic Health Initiatives, University of South Carolina
Setting: Worksite Wellness, Higher Education, Healthy Vending, Built Environment, Food Insecurity & Access

ADVOCACY TRACK
Advocacy 101: Making Government Work for You
Phil Ford, Manager of Policy and Advocacy, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina; Megan Weis, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, Senior Director of Strategic Engagement, South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health
Setting: Local Advocacy/Grassroots Efforts

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Community Leader Awards & Luncheon
Sponsored by: HopeHealth, Inc.
Lunch provided by: City of Florence  

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Concurrent Session 2

Engaging Youth as Partners in Healthy Eating and Active Living: A Panel Discussion
Calvin Whitmire, President & Founder, Bridging the Gap Advocacy, Laurens; Melissa Buckner, Adult Advisor, St. Peter’s AME Church, Colleton County; Moderated by: Trimease K. Carter, MSW, Youth Engagement Manager, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina
Setting: Youth Engagement, Engaging Faith Communities

Building Multi-Sector Support for Active Community Environments in Lancaster County, South Carolina
Lauren Vincent Thomas, MPH, Project Director, Healthy Communities & Collaborative Learning, University of South Carolina at Lancaster; Steven (Flip) Hutfles, City Administrator, City of Lancaster; Pamela Giardiello, Manager of Business Relations, Rebound Behavioral Health
Setting: Building Partnerships, Coalition Capacity Building, Built Environment

Grassroots Approaches to Increasing Healthy Food Access in Rural and Low-Income Areas
LaShandra N. Morgan, MPH, Health Educator, SC DHEC; Ashley Page, MSW, Research Associate, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health
Setting: Community Gardening, Food Insecurity & Access, Youth Engagement, Engaging Faith Communities, Local Advocacy/Grassroots Efforts, Healthy School Initiatives

Implementing Nutrition Support Strategies in Health Clinic via the SNAP-Ed Program
Erin Dreyer, MPH, Research Associate, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health; Carrie Draper, MSW, Research Associate, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health Setting: Food Insecurity and Access

ADVOCACY TRACK
Statewide Effort to Create Quality in Out of School Time
Meg Stanley, Campaign Coordinator, SC Quality Out of School Time Coalition; Amy Splittgerber, M.Ed., Executive Director, SC Alliance of YMCAs
Setting: Local Advocacy/Grassroots Efforts

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Physical Activity Break
Refreshments
Exhibit Hall Open

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Tour of Florence: Connectivity, Inclusivity, and Food Access
Seating is limited to 60 people! This session begins at 3:00 p.m. and could end later than 4:30 p.m.

Various City and Community Leaders

Where There’s a Will There’s a Way (to Funding your Trail)
Brent Buice, MA, SC & GA Regional Coordinator, East Coast Greenway Alliance
Setting: Built Environment, Local Advocacy/Grassroots Efforts

Listening and Learning to Identify Assets and Opportunities in Hampton, Lee, and Marion Counties
Sarah Griffin, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Clemson University; Michelle Parisi, PhD, Director of Nutrition and Health Extension Programs, Clemson University
Setting: Coalition Capacity Building, Community Assessment, Built Environment, Food Insecurity & Access

Increasing Accessibility in Your Community
Jevettra Gardner, MPH, CHES, Project Manager, South Carolina Disability and Health Project, University of South Carolina
Setting: Disability Inclusion

The Power of the Pulpit
Margaret Stephens, RN, Program Coordinator, LiveWell Greenville
Setting: Engaging Faith Communities

ADVOCACY TRACK
Health Advocacy Campaigns
Meg Stanley, Campaign Coordinator, SC Quality Out of School Time Coalition; Amy Splittgerber, M.Ed., Executive Director, SC Alliance of YMCAs; Dianna Colvin, MPH, MSW, CHES, Healthy Carolina Initiatives Program Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Rebecca Caldwell, PhD, Director of Strategic Health Initiatives, University of South Carolina; Phil Ford, Manager of Policy and Advocacy, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina; Yarley Steedly, SC Government Relations Director, American Heart Association; Emily O’Sullivan, Working Well Program Manager, South Carolina Hospital Association; Amy Johnson Ely, MS,  SC Livable Communities Alliance and Executive Director, Executive Director, Palmetto Cycling Coalition; Carrie Draper, MSW, Research Associate, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health; Moderated by Megan Weis, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, Senior Director of Strategic Engagement, South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health

4:30 PM

Adjourn

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