We kicked off a Health Improvement Plan for Kershaw County on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019. Residents and leaders worked together to determine what top three health priorities should be addressed over the next three years. After completing a data walk and table discussion for each of the seven potential topics, the group determined Access to Care, Mental Health, and Obesity should be top of mind moving forward. Individuals signed up for workgroups that will take a deeper dive into each of these topics to create actionable steps, along with specific measures for implementation. Follow along on this journey to health improvement for Kershaw County. If you would like to be involved, send us a message!
Special thanks to our core team facilitators for the day: Breanna Grant, Representative Laurie Funderburk, Laurey Carpenter, Sallie Harrell, Susan Witkowski, Tina Griggs, and Linda Pekuri.
To learn more, check out the coverage in the Chronicle-Independent.
Happy Monday, everyone! Last Friday afternoon, the Health Ambassadors from Camden Military Academy (Rodrigo), Camden High (Deniah), and Lugoff-Elgin High (Destiny) worked from 4-6:30pm on an action plan for each of their schools for the remainder of the school year. Key topics discussed? Sustaining their clubs through leadership growth and tracking measurable improvements! These guys got it… 🤓🗣✅
Huge thanks to Camden Military Academy for allowing us space to brainstorm 👍🏻
We missed you, Izzy and Daniel!
⚠️LiveWell Kershaw Coalition is leading a Community Health Improvement Plan for Kershaw County. ⚠️
To begin this process, we will host a kick-off meeting convening local leaders and residents to examine various data sources to pinpoint 3-4 priority areas around health and well-being.
Coalition members met last week to review what this improvement plan process will look like… and even shared a few laughs! More updates to come 🗣
Last week we had the opportunity to sit in on Health Ambassador, Destiny Harris’ club meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School. She did a phenomenal job engaging her peers and leading discussion on next steps for potential wellness activities. 😎💪🏾🗣👟
Several members of our team had the opportunity to once again collaborate with communities across the nation on community transformation work as a SCALE 2.0 community with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. After several days of training, story telling, and idea exchange in El Dorado, Puerto Rico, we are back in Kershaw County and establishing next steps. We are inspired by the transformative work of our fellow SCALErs and the mindset shifts that have already occurred in our community. 💡✅
🌀SAVE THE DATE🌀
We invite you to join us on our next endeavor of completing a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) that will identify health priorities for Kershaw County, along with established workgroups and measurement plans for each. Our kickoff meeting will take place on March 27, 2019. For more information, send us a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Reames, Ambassador Coordinator, completes a journey map of LWK’s milestone moments and shifts along the way.
Community Navigator, Yolanda Roary, leads a deep-dive session with Community Champions.
Mindset shifts are hard when it comes to years of status quo. Here is a guide to get you started!