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ESMMYC’s Wojcik Co-Chairs ActivEarth Task Force – Blog Post

(Dec. 31, 2018) Read about ESMMYC leadership team member’s new role as co-chair of the ActivEarth Task Force. Also see the link to her blog post about investing in active transportation, municipalities, and how that can address air quality, climate change, and health equity.

ESMMYC Letter to Editor: Tega Cay Bike, Pedestrian & Trail Master Plan

York County, SC (Dec. 23, 2018) ESMMYC’s letter to the editor of the Rock Hill Herald – We support the City of Tega Cay’s efforts to create a Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail Master Plan as an addendum to the city’s comprehensive plan. Documenting and implementing this plan will enhance Tega Cay’s long-term attractiveness, economic success, and community members’ safety and health. The global trend is towards more biking and pedestrian activity, and we have the same demand here in York County. In our efforts to make the healthy choice the easy choice in York County, we know the importance of making biking and walking more accessible and safer in our community.

SC Livable Communities Alliance

SC (Dec. 2018) Join the South Carolina Livable Communities Alliance in creating safe, healthy communities. See which York County mayors have joined the SCLCA to support a state policy that enables streets that are safer, healthier, and more accessible for users of all ages and abilities, regardless of their mode of transportation.

“Healthy Weight & Your Child” at the Upper Palmetto YMCA

York County, SC (Oct. 8, 2018) The Healthy Weight and Your Child evidence-based program is coming to town! Special guest speaker, Halie Patterson, Community Health Coordinator at the Upper Palmetto YMCA, described the program in our October membership meeting. Are you interested in learning more or getting involved?

Community Leader: Dr. Dave Keely

York County, SC  (Aug. 2018) Thanks to leaders like Dr. Dave Keely, who are willing to go the extra mile for their community to ensure a healthy future and a culture of health, York County and communities around the state have a fighting chance for healthy change and sustainability. Eat Smart Move More South Carolina recognizes Dr. Dave as a 2018 community leader.

ESMMYC Special Guest Speaker Touts All-Inclusive Playground in Fort Mill Area

York County, SC (Sep. 1, 2018) All-inclusive playgrounds are important to our community. Recognizing this, community members are hard at work to build one in the Fort Mill area to serve students in the school district and nearby communities. Learn about the plans, benefits and challenges, as described by Lori Christison at the recent ESMMYC general meeting.

3rd SC Annual Population Health Summit Focuses on Health Equity

Rock Hill, SC (June 8, 2018) – The 3rd Annual SC Population Health Summit was a success. ESMMYC joined community-based leaders, including healthcare professionals, social workers, non-profit stakeholders and business leaders at the York County location of the 11 venues where the event was held throughout SC. The goal was to foster community health improvement efforts through collaborative learning. How can we create a “culture of equity,” ensuring “health equity” in policies and working together to reach goals?