SERVING GREENVILLE COUNTY SINCE 2011
LiveWell Greenville is a coalition of organizations and community members partnering to ensure equitable access to healthy eating and active living opportunities for every Greenville County resident.
Our coalition has driven changes for healthier environments in classrooms, offices, congregations, communities, play spaces and beyond. As we have implemented and accomplished our Community Action Plans over the years, our work and strategies have evolved to better meet community needs.
In 2020, we developed a stronger whole-of-community approach moving from focusing mainly on organizational-level changes to impacting the systems in Greenville County that make access to healthy eating and active living inequitable.
We champion healthy eating and active living by convening community members and partners to impact policies, systems and environmental changes.
A Greenville County where every resident has equitable access to healthy eating and active living.
Our Strategic Plan
Between 2019-2020, we engaged 20 influential leaders, representing efforts across the many social determinants of health, to create a broader, bolder strategic plan in collaboration with Tufts University and Boston College.
This process explored the systems at play that impact childhood obesity; considered evidence-based interventions and prioritized the opportunities for change to create a strategic plan for the next 3-5 years. The process, Group Model Building, guided the group in creating a Causal Loop Diagram (CLD) to map out the drivers and systems in Greenville County that impact childhood obesity.
To learn more and view the CLD and insights learned through this process, read our brief Strategic Plan Summary.
How we Do the work
We know that those who are closest to the problem are best equipped to develop solutions, so we create space where their voices can be heard. We connect, convene, support and facilitate in response to what our community sees as priorities in making healthy living accessible and sustainable.
We advocate for structural changes that ensure long-term equitable access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities. Our work aims to build trusting and inclusive spaces where communities not only have access to health-promoting resources, but feel comfortable utilizing them. We envision a Greenville County where every zip code has comprehensive community infrastructure and support systems that allow individuals to move towards permanent food security, health and wellbeing.
We facilitate the collaboration of multiple sectors, partners and organizations to share expertise, perspectives and resources that promote healthy eating and active living. Convening cross-sector coalitions and workgroups, we build long-lasting relationships that work together to address health disparities and bridge access to community resources.
Greenville County Food Security Coalition
The Greenville County Food Security Coalition builds connections among Greenville County community members and food system partners to foster creative solutions to ensure equitable access to sufficient, nutritious and culturally appropriate food and advocate for a community driven food system that improves the quality of life for all people.
LiveWell Early Childhood
The LiveWell Early Childhood workgroup champions increased access to healthy eating and active living for all children ages 0-5 in Greenville County through convening partners to impact policies, systems and environmental changes.
LiveWell At Worship
The LiveWell At Worship workgroup supports congregations to create healthier worship environments by partnering with local congregations to engage healthy eating and active living initiatives for their members.
Build Trust BUILD Health
BUILD Trust, BUILD Health works to reduce disparities of obesity in the White Horse Road Corridor (WHRC) Hispanic Youth to reduce future chronic disease. The aim is to build a trusting, inclusive community where WHRC residents have equitable access to health and health-promoting resources and are comfortable utilizing them.