A strategic partnership between three non-profit organizations and two universities has received a grant award of $1.5 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of Minority Health (OMH). The collaboration, named the Equity in Public Health Initiative (EPHI), aims to improve the health of Black and Hispanic individuals living in Greenville County by addressing policies and practices that contribute to structural racism and perpetuate health inequities.
Between 2019-2020, we engaged 20 influential leaders, representing efforts across the many social determinants of health, to explore a broader, bolder strategic plan in collaboration with Tufts University and Boston College. This process explored the systems in place 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.
LiveWell Greenville collaborated with key community partners, including , Bon Secours St. Francis, Furman University’s IACH, Hispanic Alliance, Prisma Health, and SC DHEC to receive a national grant: BUILD Health Challenge. BUILD is an innovative funding collaborative, designed to support partnerships between community-based organizations, health departments, and health systems that are working to address important health issues in their community.
Health is more than access to healthcare. A Healthy community has the links among education, housing, transportation, and workforce development. Over 200 public, private partnership representing all sectors of our community are working collectively to build a community culture that supports policies, systems and environments designed to give all residents opportunities to live healthy and productive lives. Regardless of zip code.
On Thursday, September 19 at the Bon Secours St. Francis Wellness Arena, LiveWell Greenville hosted second annual Wellies! Close to 300 people celebrated 82 partners for adopting 1,415 healthy eating and active living policies, systems and environments impacting approximately 53,400 individuals.
Celebrate making Greenville County one of the healthiest communities to live, learn, work, play and pray. Register today to attend The Wellies: LiveWell's Second Annual Recognition Event on Thursday, September 19 from 10:30am- 12:30pm at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. This year, we invite the entire coalition and the public to recognize LiveWell Coalition Partners making the healthy choice the easy choice.
Park Hop 2018 begins on May 19th! That's just 9 days away. Park Hop is a great way to get outdoors and get active with your children. So why not breathe in fresh air, scavenge around local parks for clues, and have fun with the whole family?