Projects & Programs

ESMMYC Guest Speaker Tom Bell on Biking Initiatives in Rock Hill

by Kellie B. Cooper York County, SC (Apr. 8,  2019) As Americans become more health conscious and strive to integrate physical activity into daily routines, they are recognizing the importance of “active transportation.” Active transportation benefits health (lowering the risk of chronic diseases, and improving mental health), health equity, the environment and the economy. Yet […]

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?

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.

DHEC and the Alliance for a Healthier SC Need Your Input!

SC (Aug. 2017) Help SC DHEC and the Alliance for a Healthier S.C. prepare for a Statewide Health Assessment — they need your input to make it successful. Survey results will be used to identify issues that can be addressed through collaborative planning and action.

ESMMYC Complete Streets Workshop

York, SC (July 26, 2016) The ESMMYC Complete Streets Workshop in downtown York, SC, gave an overview of Complete Streets and the health, economic, and safety benefits that communities can realize through their implementation.

S.C. Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

The S.C. House Ways and Means Committee will be debating the state budget the week of February 22nd, including a request for funds for the S.C. Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI).  This initiative will provide loans to local farmers and businesses to establish, renovate or expand food projects in communities known as “food deserts” (neighborhoods […]


The Tomato project The environment club of Northwestern High School clean up the greenhouse at Applied TECHNOLOGY CENTER and got the tomato plugs from a local farm.