Our Approach

Who We Are

LiveWell Greenville is a coalition of organizations partnering to ensure access to healthy eating and active living opportunities for every Greenville County resident.

Our Purpose

South Carolina has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation and Greenville County, with 66% of adults and 41% of youth being overweight or obese, fares only slightly better than the state as a whole. It is difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle when the surrounding environment does not promote healthy habits. Without providing adequate access to healthy eating and active living, the overall health of our community will continue to decline.

Since 2011, LiveWell Greenville has become the primary vehicle through which partner organizations can successfully promote positive change. Our coalition supports schools, neighborhoods, businesses and other areas of our community through resources, collaboration and evaluation to promote healthy eating and active living.

Vision

LiveWell Greenville seeks to make Greenville County one of the healthiest place to live in the nation.

Mission

LiveWell Greenville champions healthy eating and active living by convening partners to impact policies, systems and environmental changes.

Values

Sustainable Impact – LiveWell Greenville supports policies, systems and environments (PSEs) to positively influence large sectors of the community and to ensure that initiatives which promote healthy eating and active living are long-term and self-sustaining.

Collaboration – LiveWell Greenville supports collaboration of multiple sectors, partners and organizations to share expertise, perspectives and resources to promote healthy eating and active living.

Engagement –LiveWell Greenville actively engages all sectors of the community by (1) creating open, two-way dialogue 2) fostering interaction among stakeholders and 3) providing resources and opportunities to residents, organizations, businesses and leaders.

Empowerment –LiveWell Greenville encourages organizations, citizens and target populations to be promoters, influencers and beneficiaries who promote healthy eating and active living through education and communication.