LWK disseminated a Youth Wellbeing Assessment to the four high schools in Kershaw County to determine overall health and wellbeing status of its priority population. Indicators from the survey captured overall well- being, cognitive well-being, meaning and purpose, social well-being, emotional well-being, and physical well-being. All four high schools completed this survey for a total…

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Partnership and collaboration are key ingredients to implementation. We are blessed to have community leaders that identify resources that match our mission. Way to go North Central High School and Laurie Slade Funderburk! We are so proud of our Intern, Izzy Baipho, for her ongoing role in these activities and Mary Reames, our Intern Coordinator, for being the summer…

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Our Coalition Director, Kathryn Johnson, attended South Carolina Office of Rural Health’s Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC and had the opportunity to participate in a Poverty Simulation held by SC Thrive. Here is her take on the experience: I had the opportunity to participate in SC Thrive’s Poverty Simulation as part of the South Carolina Office…

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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…

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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! #HealthyCarolinas

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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…

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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 #100MLives #HealthyCarolinas

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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…

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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

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