Agenda & CEUs

Continuing Education

We’ve been approved for continuing education for the following professions: Social Workers, Dietitians, and Educators. All three professions can receive up to 8 hours of CEUs. Please check back as we get closer to the Summit for updated information on Planners and CHES/MCHES, or sign-up to receive our newsletter!

Monday, October 29

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Coffee, Tea, Light Refreshments
Exhibit Hall Open

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Pre-Conference Workshops (included in the cost of registration)

Invitation only
Healthy People Healthy Carolina: North Carolina and South Carolina Network Meeting
Fran Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd, President, Coalitions Work

Active Living Programs: What Does it Take to Inspire and Sustain a Culture of Physical Activity?
John Cock, Alta Planning + Design

Live Healthy South Carolina: The South Carolina State Health Improvement Plan
Barbara Grice, MSPH, MCHES, SC DHEC and Suzanne Sanders, MPH, MCHES, SC DHEC

Local Policy Change: How to Make It Happen
Phil Ford, ESMMSC

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Keynote Address & Lunch Buffet
Fran Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd, President, Coalitions Work

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Coffee, Tea, Light Refreshments
Exhibit Hall Open

1:45 PM- 2:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions

FitnessGram and the Whole Child Model: Improving Students Health and Learning
Erica Ayers, MPH, CHES, SCDHEC and Lynn Hammond, SCDHEC

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

Follow the App! From Application to Appetizer: Increasing Resource Access and Promoting Healthy Eating Among SNAP Recipients
Liz Walsh, LMSW, SC Thrive; Michelle Troup, Foodshare; and Courtney Watson, Foodshare Greenville

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

How to Develop Healthy Food Opportunities Within Your Community: Opening a Grocery Store in a Food Desert
Timothy C. Waters, Elijah Craig, LLC

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Coffee, Tea, Light Refreshments
Exhibit Hall Open

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Increasing Healthy Food Access in Community Venues
Anna Young, MPH, SCDHEC; Candra Riley, MPH, SCDHEC; and Angela Rogers, SCDHEC

Agony and Ecstasy: Building a Trails Organization in a Rural County
Donald Walker, MBA, Laurens County Trails Association

Identifying: Addressing Food Insecurity in a Higher Ed Setting
Jackie Knight Wilt, MPH, CHES, USC; and Dianna Colvin, MPH, MSW, CHES, USC

Engaging Faith-Based Communities for Evidence-Based Programs: Effective Engagement Strategies and their Application
Vernon L. Kennedy Sr., MA, CSPS, ICPS, Fairfield Behavioral Health Services and Sara Wilcox, PhD, USC Prevention Research Center

Promoting Health Through Policy Systems and Environmental Change: Examples from the Rural South
Brenda Hughes, MPH, SCDHEC and Felicia Veasey, MHA, SCDHEC

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Physical Activity Break: Scavenger Hunt

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Leadership Reception & Recognition of Community Leaders
Healthy Hor d’oeuvres

Tuesday, October 30

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast Buffet
Coffee, Tea, Light Refreshments

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session
Christina Cody, MEd, MS, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader

Dr. Darryl Owings, Superintendent, Spartanburg School District Six

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
Coffee, Tea, Light Refreshments

10:15 AM- 11:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Creating Active Community Environments in South Carolina: A Grassroots Guide
Kelly Kavanaugh, MPH, CHES, SCDHEC

The Influence of School Wellness on Population Health
Beth Barry, MPH, MCHES, Alliance for a Healthier Generation; Juanita Bowens, Ph.D., RD, SNS, SC Department of Education; Erica Ayers, MPH CHES, SCDHEC, and Courtney Hensch, MS, RDN, LDN, MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness

Bridging the Gap in Forever Widening Times: The Role of Youth in Advocating for Healthier Communities
Calvin Whitmire, Bridging the Gap Advocacy

Tools for Telling Your Coalition’s Story
Dr. Kelli Kenison, USC Core for Applied Research Evaluation; Lesley Leake, MPH, CHES, USC Core for Applied Research and Evaluation; and Kelsey Allen, MPH, CHES, ESMMSC

Race Equity and Inclusion: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Culture within Your Community Coalition
Saundra A. Ligon, SC Human Affairs Commission; Chynna A. Phillips, MSW, MPH, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina; and Jennifer Gunter, PhD, SC Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation

11:15 AM- 11:30 AM

Coffee, Team, Light Refreshments

11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): Simple Solution to Help Families Eat Smart and Move More
Tarana Khan, PhD, Clemson Extension and Michelle Parisi, PhD, RD, Clemson Extension

Community Gardens as a Tool in Building a Community Culture
Jennie Peze, City of Florence

Reclaiming and Rebuilding Your Built Environment
Amy Johnson-Ely, Palmetto Cycling Coalition and Corrine Reed, MSW, Palmetto Cycling Coalition

Building an Effective Coalition
Sally Wills, MPH, LiveWell Greenville

Viewing Health in 3D: Determinants, Disparities, and Data
Amanda Metzger, MPH, Summerville Family YMCA; and Amy Splittgerber, Med, SC Alliance of YMCAs

12:30 PM


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