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?

ESMMYC Let’s Go Celebration

York County, SC (June 11, 2018) What a great celebration ESMMYC hosted to thank its community partners for achievements during the Let’s Go grant. The ESMMYC leadership team and partners described past successes, and future plans. While having some fun, eating local foods, and getting to know our partners better.

ESMMYC Chair Receives Community Honor

Tega Cay, SC (July 5, 2018) Elizabeth Duda, ESMMYC chair, was recognized as 2018 Citizen of Year in the City of Tega Cay. The Tega Cay Lions Club awards this honor to a resident having demonstrated exceptional dedication and service to our community. Liz has been a member of ESMMYC since 2015. As chair, she leads this coalition of community members in their shared mission of making the healthy choice the easy choice in York County.

HYPE Team Achieves Success with Multiple Projects

Clover, SC (May 15, 2018) The Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) team, made of up of students at Blue Eagle Academy in Clover who are also members of the Boys and Girls Club of York County, are focusing on increasing access to physical activity at their school and Junior Eagle Academy. Read about their efforts after they formed in 2015 as a result of the Let’s Go! South Carolina Initiative.

S.C. Fitness Gram Data Released

SC (May 22, 2018) S.C. FitnessGram Data released (for the 2016-2017 school year) shows that 36% of school age youth are overweight or obese and nearly half do not meet the Healthy Fitness Zone standard for cardiorespiratory fitness. Also, children in poverty were at the highest risk for lesser fitness status. Weight and cardiorespiratory fitness are important to young people’s health. It will take a concerted effort by those who care for children in the home, early care and education centers, 5K-12 schools, community organizations, health care centers and community leaders to provide environments that support students in being physically active and eating healthy!

Healthy Together 5-2-1-0 Guest Speaker

York County, SC (Apr. 30, 2018) Healthy Together 5-2-1-0 was featured at the ESMMYC general membership meeting. Rolled out in the Fort Mill and Rock Hill School Districts, this program reinforces the importance of healthy eating and active living. ESMMYC partnered with Atrium Health to support partners’ culture of healthy living through engagement, consistent messaging, collaboration, education and policy changes.

Rock Hill: Knowledge Park Planning

Rock Hill, SC (Feb. 22, 2018) ) The City of Rock Hill is working to ensure the success of Knowledge Park, an urban, mixed-use business park specifically designed for the knowledge-economy. The vision is for Knowledge Park to be the dynamic center of Rock Hill’s 21st century economy. Designed to be home to knowledge economy […]

Catawba Farm and Food Coalition: Steps in the Healthy Direction

York County, SC (Jan. 8, 2018) Clemson University Agribusiness Development Agent, Ben Boyles, shared his vision for strengthening our regional food-based economy during an ESMMYC general meeting. Boyles is co-founder and co-chair of the Catawba Farm and Food Coalition, which launched the Catawba Fresh Market, an online local farmers’ market. And we learned about efforts towards a regional food hub.

Impact York County: Coalition of Coalitions to Support a Culture of Community Health

York County, SC (Nov. 16, 2017) This coalition of York County coalitions is dedicated to empowering and improving our community through health and wellness. Members are working to demonstrate collective impact and support a culture of community health. They committed to collaborating to unite initiatives in order to maximize effectiveness. They always are asking, “who is missing from the table?” Maybe you should get involved!