Working Well Hosts First Regional Training

In June 2012, Working Well was chosen as a strategy as part of the new Healthy SC Initiative (HSCI), formerly known as the Community Transformation Grant. Once funding was awarded to EatSmart MoveMore SC through the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Working Well expanded its efforts to improve employee wellness beyond hospital walls and into the community. Those community businesses have the ability to participate in specialized trainings, designed specifically for them as they work to improve their policies, environments, and benefits related to tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity.

The first training, Regional Training: Lowcountry and Colleton County, was offered to the new businesses located within the lowounctry area and Colleton County. On July 18th, 8 different businesses traveled to the office building of Lowcountry Council of Governments in Yemassee, SC. The training started at 9am and continued through the afternoon, with sessions related to initiative overview, IT support and website navigation, connecting to local resources, a panel discussion including two Working Well Centers of Excellence, networking and sharing group discussion, and scheduled physical activity breaks throughout the day.

Representatives from the following businesses were in attendance:

  • Beaufort County School District
  • Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services
  • CareCore National
  • City of Beaufort
  • Colleton County Government
  • Colleton Medical Center
  • Jasper County School District
  • Lowcountry Community Action Agency

Other representatives were from EatSmart MoveMore SC, EatSmart MoveMore Colleton coalition, EatSmart MoveMore Lowcountry coalition, Hilton Head Hospital, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, and the South Carolina Hospital Association.

The next training, Regional Training: Midlands, will be held in late August or early September. For more information regarding Working Well, the new businesses, or the upcoming Regional Training: Midlands, please contact Kendyl Schultz (803.744.3531), Working Well Coordinator.

Access to the official press release from the South Carolina Hospital Association announcing the HSCI businesses, can be found here. Other articles related to this news story can be found here.

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