The Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities is supported by the following sponsors:
|COMMUNITY LEADER AWARDS SPONSOR
As a patient-centered medical home, HopeHealth works to prevent and detect illness and the early onset of disease, provide routine physical examinations, and promote overall healthy lifestyles. Serving 41,000 patients per year, HopeHealth has 12 locations that are comprised of 10 community health centers and two infectious diseases treatment and prevention centers.
|COMMUNITY LEADER AWARDS LUNCHEON SPONSOR
The City of Florence is the largest city in the Northeastern portion of South Carolina in the heart of eight counties between the Piedmont and Coastal regions of South Carolina. City and coalition leaders have worked hard to increase access to fresh produce and safe places for physical activity.
|PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BREAKS SPONSOR
International Paper is one of the world’s leading producers of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, serving more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Their mission is to improve people’s lives, the planet and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day. IP engages its employees and works with agencies to promote healthy living habits and achieve measurable improvements in health and wellness.
|BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM SPONSOR
The Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority is the oldest RTA in South Carolina.
PDRTA provides public transportation in three counties — Darlington, Florence and Marion counties. In addition to fixed-route transportation, PDRTA provides commuter services for people living in Marion and Darlington who work or go to school in Florence. In Marion and Lake City, PDRTA provides commuter services to the Grand Strand. There is a service for individuals with disabilities who cannot otherwise access the fixed-route bus service and live in the city of Florence within 3/4 of a mile of the fixed route.
|BREAKOUT SESSION ROOM SPONSOR
Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas recognizes that health and well-being are created and sustained not through individual and clinical efforts alone, but through the cooperation and support of the extended local community. The program is designed to support coalitions through collective impact and to enhance community capacity to implement evidence-based interventions.
|BREASTFEEDING-FRIENDLY ROOM SPONSOR
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC Program – provides health education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and other services free of charge to South Carolina families who qualify.
|Founded over a century ago, McLeod Health is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system that features the strength of more than 800 physicians and 2,000 registered nurses, and more than 8,500 employees. McLeod constantly seeks to improve patient care with efforts that are physician-led, data-driven and evidence-based. Our excellence extends from the Midlands to the Coast along the border of North and South Carolina – serving more than one million people.|
|LetsGoSC.org provides information for people who are looking for ways to eat healthy and be active. find fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables and safe, affordable places to be physically active, close to home!|
|Through the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Working Well program, employers are creating a sustainable culture of wellbeing by using effective, evidence-based best practices to create worksites where the healthy choice is the easy choice.|
|Locally and globally, the need for quality public health professionals has never been greater. As the only school of public health in South Carolina, the Arnold School of Public Health is making a vital impact through innovative research, education and outreach programs.|
|The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences joins together a unique combination of schools and departments: communication; nursing; parks, recreation and tourism management; political science; psychology; public health sciences; and sociology, anthropology and criminal justice.|
|Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: rare bleeding disorders, growth hormone related disorders and obesity.|
|The South Carolina Community Loan Fund advances equitable access to capital by providing loans, technical assistance, and advocacy for affordable housing, healthy food retail, community facilities, and community business enterprise.|
|BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is the only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier in the state. Members have access to largest provider networks in the state, which means they have the greatest choice in doctors, hospitals and other health care providers.|
|The mission of the South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH) is to collectively inform policy to improve health and health care. IMPH seeks to achieve this mission by convening academic, governmental, organizational and community-based stakeholders around issues important to the health and well-being of all South Carolinians.|
|Created by executive order by Governor Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness advances the level of physical activity of all people of South Carolina.|
|The American Heart Association is a catalyst for achieving maximum impact in equitable health and well-being in the United States and around the world. The AHA works to improve cardiovascular health and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke through policy and systems changes, as well as health education.|
|Molina Healthcare arranges for the delivery of health care services and offers health information management solutions to nearly five million individuals and families who receive their care through Medicaid, Medicare and other government-funded programs in fifteen states.|
|Since 1991, South Carolina Office of Rural Health has worked with local, statewide and national partners to leverage opportunities for improving rural quality of life. As the only federally-designated statewide organization solely focused on the health needs of rural communities, SCORH strives to connect available assets with community need.|
|McCall Farms was established in 1838 with a 2,000-acre farm in Effingham, SC. The primary crop grown was cotton. Since that time, McCall Farms has built a flourishing canning and freezing operation, acquiring a number of national brands including Margaret Holmes, Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts, Glory Foods, Bruce’s Yams, Princella, Allens, and Popeye. McCall Farms today employs over 1,000 people in its 1.1 million square foot manufacturing facility.|
|Chartwell’s K-12 improves the well-being of students by preparing fresh, delicious and nutritious meals they love. They engage students and all of their senses through the creation of new and fresh dining experiences that improve their school day.|