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LiveWell Georgetown County Coalition

A Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas initiative funded by The Duke Endowment

What is LiveWell Georgetown County?

The LiveWell Georgetown County coalition works to foster collaboration amongst residents, service agencies, and health care throughout our community. Coalition members work together to increase community awareness of health issues and to find solutions that will have a lasting impact on the health of all Georgetown County residents. The goal of LiveWell Georgetown County is to help our community implement evidence-based interventions to improve health and to engage community members in taking ownership of their health. In doing so, we hope to close health disparity gaps and improve health outcomes for everyone in Georgetown County.

The coalition was established in 2018 with support from The Duke Endowment in response to these concerning statistics for Georgetown County: 37% of adults are obese, 28% are physically inactive and only 69% have access to exercise opportunities. In addition, the prevalence of diabetes in Georgetown County is 15.7%.

LiveWell Georgetown County brings together health care, public health, social services, government, education, business, faith-based leaders, and others to engage our community in improving overall health in Georgetown County.

Areas of Focus

LiveWell Georgetown County supports evidence-based initiatives through technical assistance, leadership and financial investment to improve the health of Georgetown County residents. Our local Community Health Needs Assessment identifies community-identified health needs and informs the coalition’s focus for improving health outcomes.

Our coalition has active workgroups in the areas of physical activity, healthy eating and early learning. LiveWell Georgetown County believes that, by improving access to physical activity and healthy eating, we can achieve a positive and sustainable impact on our community’s obesity and diabetes rates. The coalition also aims to diminish preventable health concerns through early childhood and educational programming around gardening, nutrition and active learning.

The Healthy Foods workgroup is focused on food distribution and providing access to fresh, nutritious foods to all residents of Georgetown County, while helping citizens develop healthy eating habits and skills for cooking nutritious meals.

  • The Healthy Foods workgroup meets the last Thursday of each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • For more information or to join this workgroup, email Connie Koprowicz.

The Physical Activity workgroup supports the development and use of safe outdoor spaces and opportunities for residents, young and old, to engage in physical activity on a regular basis with a goal of lowering the obesity and diabetes rates in Georgetown County.

  • The Physical Activity workgroup meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • For more information or to join this workgroup, email Connie Koprowicz.

The Early Learning workgroup is focused on bringing up a generation of children with healthy lifestyle habits such as growing and eating fresh foods and regular engagement in outdoor physical activity and outdoor learning.

  • The Early Learning workgroup meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

For more information or to join this workgroup, email Connie Koprowicz.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Every three years our LiveWell Georgetown County coalition actively participates and assists with a Community Health Needs Assessment, or CHNA, for our community.

Based on previous needs assessments, LiveWell Georgetown County’s initiatives include:

  • Diabetes Prevention Program in collaboration with Tidelands Health and CDC
  • Grow Outdoors South Carolina (GO SC) in collaboration with DHEC and DSS
  • Gardens for Educators in collaboration with Clemson Extension
  • FoodShare through Carolina Human Reinvestment
  • Youth Bicycle Club in collaboration with The Village Group
  • Food distribution and community gardens throughout the county
  • Walking groups and nutrition education

Connect

If you would like more information or are interested in joining the LiveWell Georgetown coalition, please email Connie Koprowicz, the LiveWell Georgetown County coordinator.