Healthy South Carolina Initiative: Sumter County
We are proud to announce that the Rembert Area Community Coalition (RACC) has received funding from the Healthy South Carolina Initiative (HSCI) to help make Sumter County a healthier place for all who live, work and play here. We know that without action, chronic disease in our communities will continue to impact early childhood development, academic success, and workplace productivity. Based on the 2013 County Health Rankings compiled annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Sumter County is ranked 19th (of 46) in health outcomes and 24th (of 46) in health factors.
RACC is seeking to engage key partners in developing plans to create policies, systems and environments in our communities to make living well easier. This effort could result in the development of safe places to walk and bike, access to healthy foods and recreation areas, and other positive initiatives. We understand that the residents of Sumter County desire a community that supports their health and quality of life—one that enables them to live well. The goal of these plans is to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
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For more information, please contact:
Rembert Area Community Coaltion
8455 Camden Hwy, POB 186
Rembert SC 29128-0186
Dr. Juanita Britton
Cell Phone: 803-420-1255
What is the Healthy South Carolina Iniative (HSCI)?
HSCI is a collaboration led by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control in partnership with Eat Smart, Move More, South Carolina; South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative; University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health Office of Public Health Practice; University of South Carolina Institute for Medicine and Public Health and Medical University of South Carolina’s Outpatient Quality Improvement Network. HSCI provides funding at the local level in an effort to engage, activate and empower individuals and communities to improve their quality of life through healthy eating, active living and tobacco-free living strategies.
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