Let’s Go! South Carolina was a three-year initiative, established by Eat Smart Move More South Carolina in 2015, to increase healthy eating and active living options in communities and schools. Funded by the BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, the initiative was implemented in six counties: Anderson, Barnwell, Hampton, Kershaw, Laurens, and York.

The Let’s Go! SC evaluation team spent a rigorous amount of time collecting data on the community projects to determine impact. The six communities had an impressive collective impact:

$1.3 million leveraged through grants, donations, and matched funds

36,327 students have access to healthier school environments due to partnerships with Alliance for a Healthier Generation

24,736 SNAP recipients in three counties now have access to fresh produce at farmers’ markets

43,985 people live within a mile of a park or path enhanced by a coalition

17 parks, playgrounds, and trails were improved

75+ youth were trained through the HYPE project

Community Impact Reports

Change always takes longer than we want or expect. But, the Let’s Go! South Carolina Initiative has shown how rewarding and impactful incremental changes can be in a community. Whether it’s bringing a new partner to the table or getting a new trail installed in the community, we know that success comes in all shapes and sizes.

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