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…

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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…

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⚠️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…

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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. 😎💪🏾🗣👟  

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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…

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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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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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