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Help Create a Healthier Kershaw County

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We’re leading together to make Kershaw the healthiest county in SC.


For the first time since 1993, overall life expectancy has dropped particularly among people younger than 65. Research attributes this to increased levels of obesity and other heart-related conditions.

To reverse this trend and prevent chronic health conditions, we have to identify youth-approved solutions to improve the health of our community. 

The LiveWell Kershaw Coalition examined data from the Community Health Needs Assessment conducted in April 2017 — funded by the Health Services District of Kershaw County — to identify the most pressing health needs of the community. “Healthy Lifestyles for Youth” was deemed the priority with specific prevention focus to diabetes, teenage sexual activity, and tobacco/vaping use among high school students ages 14-18.

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15 hours ago

LiveWell Kershaw


Kershaw County is excited to host our very own Census Day to encourage our citizens to participate in the 2020 Census before it closes at the end of this month.

Kershaw County Census Day will be Thursday, September 24th.

There are several ways folks can take part in our community's Census Day:
- Participate in the 2020 Census
- Allow employees to take 10 minutes at work to fill out their 2020 Census
- Share this event and all social media posts Kershaw County is putting out daily to remind folks to participate



Can't Wait? Go right now & participate:
CALL - 844.330.2020


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5 days ago

LiveWell Kershaw

Another fitness circuit is up! Check out the trail surrounding North Central High School for the new addition of fitness activities. Park by the softball field for easiest access to the circuit. 💚 If you walk or run the full trail, you will have covered 1.2 miles!

Thank you for joining us, KC Trails and Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County!

Who’s having fun and who’s doing all the work? 🤪

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our Mission

Create a healthier Kershaw County by engaging our youth

By including the youth in our process, we ensure that the population whose health we aim to improve is completely bought-in and engaged all along the way. We can also ensure confidence in the interventions created because the youth have designed what they would like to see.


some facts about us

Leading for Outcomes

Since identifying "Healthy Lifestyles for Youth" as a priority, the Livewell Kershaw Coalition has done the following:


Number of students who participated in the Youth Wellbeing Assessment


Number of focus groups held with four high schools to determine students' health priorities


Number of student Health Ambassadors trained in CQI ad model for improvement methods

Just Imagine It

April 2018

Students from across Kershaw county have begun taking action towards leading healthy lives while encouraging others to do the same.

LWK hosted Just Imagine It, a one-day workshop for high school students in Kershaw County to come together and create an action plan. During this workshop, students were taught key community solutions skills that can be embraced by students to begin to transform the culture in their schools for healthy living.

“The biggest thing that I’m taking away from this is the inspiration that I see from all the servant leaders around me,” Matthew Rush, a student at Camden Military Academy said. “It’s not easy coming up in front of everybody and saying, ‘This is how we need to change,’ not how we’re doing good. It’s difficult to point out our flaws rather than where we’re succeeding. So, you all really inspired me with that.”

Before Just Imagine It, LWK held focus groups at each Kershaw County high school. During these meetings, LWK coalition members asked students about their definition of living a healthy life and how they thought their schools could improve. The information from these conversations was summarized and incorporated into the Just Imagine It workshop.

During Just Imagine It, students were challenged to determine one or two realistic actions that can be done by August 2018 to make each school healthier. They also heard presentations from The Honorable James Davis, Chief Magistrate for Kershaw County, Thoyd Warren, Executive Director at Sumter County Disabilities & Special Needs Board, and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk.

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