The word is out! 🗣 Individuals across the state are hearing about the work being accomplished in Kershaw County through community partnership and collaboration. Over the past two weeks, we have shared our model at theSouth Carolina Office of Rural Health Annual Conference and at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. This work could not be accomplished without the participation and collaboration of individuals and organizations in Kershaw County seeking population health improvement. 👥📈✅
Have you heard about Brain Breaks? Here is our Camden High School – SC Health Ambassador, Deniah, leading Junior Leadership Kershaw County through “Breath of Joy” to get the blood flowing during their non-profit session!
Less 🤯 and more 🤓 please!
We had the opportunity to co-create a shared vision for success in working with high school youth in Kershaw County. As part of our involvement with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as a SCALE 2.0 community, we were honored to include Executive Lead of 100Million Healthier Lives and Vice President of IHI, Dr. Soma Stout in this session. This was an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how Kershaw County collaborates to create community transformation to improve population health, as evidenced by our All-America City 2018 win. Moving forward, the coalition will be presented with the information that came out of this session in order to link community resources to the support that students need. Special thanks to Amy Speaks, Rose Montgomery, Casey Robinson, Mary Anne Byrd, and Maria Spring for representing Camden High, North Central High, Camden Military Academy, Lugoff-Elgin High, and the Kershaw County School District.
#100MLives #HealthyCarolinas #LWK
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn”
Hi, it’s me, Destiny. This week I’m going to talk about believing in yourself. Sometimes as humans, we can be our worst enemies. Personally, I always lacked self-confidence. I would always doubt myself when I had an objective or wanted to start something new I would be negative about it. Doing this internship has taught me the value of confidence. The quote above is very inspiring because I realize that things we do will always help build us. We often let fear decide for us because fear is something that comes natural when we faced with things. Even if we win or fail at anything it can be done and we still will have something to take with us. So remember if you are scared to do something, take the chance and do it.
We live in a high-stress society so learning how to relive that stress is super important. An easy way to do this is practicing breathwork a little bit every day. Just taking deep even breaths helps relieve stress. -Izzy, NCHS
Today I will give you guys a health tip about reading the nutrition labels. On Tuesday this week Missi came to talk to us about nutrition labels and how to calculate the calories on prepackaged food. The important take away was whenever you read the ingredients make sure you can pronounce the words, because if you are not able to means that it was made in a lab and isn’t natural. – Deniah A. from Camden High
The summer Health Ambassadors had the opportunity to present research that has inspired them in the work they are doing to establish their own student-led programs at the school. Thank you, Mr. Cox and Amy Speaks for your positivity, feedback, and reinforcement that data matters! •
#leadingfromwithin #leadingtogether#leadingforoutcomes #100MLives#HealthyCarolinas
It’s our first day with summer interns! These four students submitted applications and were selected to be LWK Health Ambassadors representing each of their schools (Camden High, Camden Military Academy, Lugoff-Elgin High, and North Central High). Each will be building action plans for their school that will be ready for implementation upon return in August. Mary Reames, our Intern Coordinator will be overseeing the students’ work and providing lots of yoga/mindfulness breaks 💆🏽♀️👨🏻💻! Be on the lookout for updates from these student leaders 🤓🧠 Special thank you to @laurie_funderburk for allowing us to use your office for Day 1!
After conducting our focus groups, it was time to make sense of all the data! Three sensemaking sessions were held for Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central High Schools. Thank you to everyone who attended for being our experts on what youth need to be healthy…physically, mentally, and socially 🤓🤗💪🏽🧠#HealthyCarolinas#100MLives