Monday, October 29
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
PRE-CONFERENCE (included in the cost of registration)
|9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
|PRE-CONFERENCE (included in the cost of registration)
Live Healthy South Carolina: The South Carolina State Health Improvement Plan
Barbara Grice, MSPH, MCHES and Suzanne Sanders, MPH, MCHES; SC Department of Health & Environmental Control
Live Healthy South Carolina provides a framework for building partnerships across healthcare, public health, and community sectors, sharing data to establish priorities for health improvement and aligning resources whenever possible.
|12:00 PM- 1:30 PM||KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Ignite: Getting Your Coalition or Partnership Fired Up for Change
Fran Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd, President, Coalitions Work
Health professionals and community partners often feel burned out by working harder, not smarter to accomplish organizational or community goals related to promoting healthy eating and active living. They may be frustrated by difficulties in recruiting and retaining diverse and active partners, finding sustainable financial and material resources, resolving conflict and making decisions or creating effective strategic/action plans. This session will focus on 4 stages of building coalitions: Before You Build It; Build It; Make it Work; and Sustain It! It will cover the structure and processes that coalitions and partnerships need to manage themselves; develop their staff, members, and leaders; plan and carry out effective strategies; evaluate what they do; and sustain themselves long enough to accomplish their goals.
|1:45 PM – 2:45 PM||CONCURRENT SESSIONS
FitnessGram and the Whole Child Model: Improving Students Health and Learning
Erica Ayers, MPH, CHES and Lynn Hammond; SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
This session will provide an overview of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model and the 2016-17 state-level SC FitnessGram data for school-age youth. Participants will learn how the WSCC model can provide a framework for engaging key stakeholders to support student health and academic success.
Community Successes and How to Overcome Challenges: Lessons Learned from Let’s Go! South Carolina Communities
Jessica Cody, ESMM York County and Shawn Putnam, City of Camden
York and Kershaw counties were two of six communities funded through the Let’s Go! South Carolina Initiative, a three-year initiative focusing on evidence-based policy, systems, and/or environmental (PSE) change approaches to healthy eating and active living. The speakers will discuss successes in two different communities, and how to overcome challenges that were presented along the way. Participants will hear two perspectives on how to be successful and how to overcome challenges.
Follow the App! From Application to Appetizer: Increasing Resource Access and Promoting Healthy Eating Among SNAP Recipients
Liz Walsh, LMSW, SC Thrive; Beverly Wilson, MPH, Foodshare; and Dan Weidenbenner, Mill Village Farms
Attendees will follow a resident of Columbia, South Carolina, through her journey from food insecurity and chronic disease to financial stability and health. SC Thrive and Foodshare use evidence-based interventions to serve South Carolinians in their journey to stability, food security, and improved health.Contribution of Green Spaces to Healthy Communities in South Carolina
Morgan Hughey, PhD, MPH, College of Charleston; Ellen W. Stowe, MPH, USC; and Andrew T. Kaczynski, PhD, USC
Parks and green spaces are critical elements of the built environment infrastructure that can promote population-level physical activity for individuals across the lifespan. This presentation will describe three community-based studies conducted in South Carolina and discuss how these findings can continue to improve health for communities in our state.How to Develop Healthy Food Opportunities Within Your Community: Opening a Grocery Store in a Food Desert
Timothy C. Waters, Elijah Craig, LLC
One of the primary causes of food insecurity in low-income areas is inaccessibility to full-service supermarkets. This was the case in Florence, South Carolina. Fresh food access is crucial to both the physical health of community residents and the economic health of the neighborhood itself. Recruiting supermarkets into historically underserved areas is challenging. In spite of the many assumptions and challenges when developing a new store, a common theme that most developers miss is that successful grocery store projects in previously underserved areas often prove to be more profitable than the average grocery store.
|3:00 PM – 4:00 PM||CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Increasing Healthy Food Access in Community Venues
Anna Young, MPH, Candra Riley, MPH, and Angela Rogers; SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
From 2016-2018, SC Farm to Institution, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) Regional Health Educators, and community partners have worked together to increase the amount of healthy fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and vegetables sold in locally-owned convenience stores and distributed in food pantries across South Carolina through the Farm to Retail and Farm to Food Bank pilot initiatives. During this presentation, participants will learn more about Farm to Food Bank and Farm to Retail strategies, how to incorporate local, fresh food into food access strategies, and resources available to help strengthen current or future community-led food access initiatives.Agony and Ecstasy: Building a Trails Organization in a Rural County
Donald Walker, MBA, Laurens County Trails Association
Outdoor recreation availability is key to promoting a healthy lifestyle. With limited resources and significant challenges, the all-volunteer Laurens County Trails Association was created to plan and develop non-motorized trails. This presentation will describe how that was done and will help participants relate that experience to their own situation.Local Policy Change: How to Make It Happen
Phil Ford, ESMMSC
Learn how to successfully advocate for local policies and ordinances in your community.
Identifying: Addressing Food Insecurity in a Higher Ed Setting
Engaging Faith-Based Communities for Evidence-Based Programs: Effective Engagement Strategies and their Application
Promoting Health Through Policy Systems and Environmental Change: Examples from the Rural South
Tuesday, October 30
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
The Influence of School Wellness on Population Health
Bridging the Gap in Forever Widening Times: The Role of Youth in Advocating for Healthier Communities
Tools for Telling Your Coalition Story
Race Equity and Inclusion: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Culture within Your Community Coalition
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Community Gardens Grants: A Partnership Between the City, Churches, and Schools
Creating Active Community Environments in South Carolina: A Grassroots Guide
Building an Effective Coalition
Viewing Health in 3D: Determinants, Disparities, and Data