Leadership Summit postponed due to pandemic, online education opportunities coming soon

Social distancing has changed the way we all do business these days, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has created a massive amount of uncertainty, heightened awareness of our environments, and moved most of our work to the virtual format.

Because of this uncertainty and to maintain healthy social distancing during the unforeseen future, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) will not be hosting the 2020 Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities. Instead, the annual healthy eating and active living conference will be moved to early 2021, a move that will position the event to reach more coalitions and public health professionals during a time of year when not many healthy eating and active living conferences happen. In lieu of a fall event, ESMMSC is planning a multitude of webinars, some of which will be free.

“Continuing education plays an important role in keeping coalitions and public health professionals abreast of the latest successes and barriers associated with policy, system, and environmental change strategies,” said Meg Stanley, executive director at ESMMSC. “To ensure we provide the appropriate webinars, we are asking our coalitions and partners to help us by completing a survey of their education and training needs.”

The brief survey will allow ESMMSC staff and the Leadership Summit Planning Committee to brainstorm webinar topics and design an online experience that will be beneficial and engaging. To complete the survey, click here.