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Wholespire, SCDHEC Co-leads Healthy Palmetto for Collective Impact through Structured Partnership 

Wholespire assists in leading a coordinated effort to unify and mobilize organizations working on healthy eating and active living efforts in the state.

Wholespire Welcomes New Leadership to Drive Strategic Growth

New leadership and members bring exceptional skills and diverse experiences to the Board of Directors.

Wholespire funds 11 community health improvement projects in the latest round of HEAL mini-grants

SC communities indicate the need for physical activity and healthy food resources. 

Wholespire staff receive Results Based Accountability certification

Staff endures extensive training in RBA to improve the impact Wholespire has on its community.

The HYPE Project Reaches 10-Year Milestone

For the past ten years, we’ve been inspiring youth to complete civic action projects that increase access to healthy choices through The Healthy Young People Empowerment Project®!

Wholespire Announces Three New Board Members and Names New Board Leadership

New members will expand the board’s expertise in creating healthier communities for all people.

Wholespire awards ten mini-grants to communities in South Carolina

Non-profit organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, community coalitions, and local government are getting a HEAL mini-grant. Find out who they are and what they’re going to do.

New HEAL funding opportunity available to SC communities

Communities can apply for a HEAL mini-grant of up to $5,000 to increase access to healthy choices. Applications are due by July 21.

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Dillon Youth asks City Council to improve Harmon Field

The HYPE Team on the steps of City Hall after they advocated to City Council for park improvement A group of young changemakers at the Dillon County Girls and Boys Youth Center in the City of Dillon have sparked significant improvements in a local park and influenced...

Ridge Spring Focusing on Getting Families Outside More Often

New sensory equipment Rural municipalities are relying on increased community engagement to enhance amenities and opportunities for families to explore local businesses, as well as provide inclusive play opportunities for children of all abilities. Focusing on these...

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County Profiles Dashboard

County Profiles Dashboard

The SCDHEC website features interactive maps that highlight county-level data related to health and environmental conditions.

County Profiles Dashboard

SC FitnessGram

SC FitnessGram is a statewide movement to evaluate and improve health-related fitness among public school students in South Carolina. State and local data reports are available.

Live Healthy South Carolina

Live Healthy South Carolina

Access the South Carolina State Health Improvement Plan, community feedback used to create the plan and data related to all of the priority areas.

Healthy Palmetto

Healthy Palmetto

Healthy Palmetto is the state coalition of organizations that collectively addresses healthy eating, active living, and healthy weight for the SC State Health Improvement Plan. Access fact sheets and other data related to all of their priorities and partners involved in this work.

Global Data

Global Data

Global Data is a data and analytics provider. Access Obesity’s Impact on South Carolina’s Economy and Labor Force, their study on the economic and workforce implications of obesity in the State of South Carolina, as well as the impact on state tax revenue collections and costs. The analysis focuses on adults who are currently part of the workforce or would have been in the workforce if they did not have obesity.

The State of Childhood Obesity

The State of Childhood Obesity

A project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The State of Childhood Obesity collects the best-available data on childhood obesity rates, synthesizes and makes recommendations on key policies to prevent obesity, and highlights stories of action from across the country. Find South Carolina-specific data.

Trust for America’s Health

Trust for America’s Health

Trust for America’s Health issues an annual report, The State of Obesity, indicating trends in health outcomes for each state and its counties. Find data related to South Carolina.

USDA Food Environment Atlas

USDA Food Environment Atlas

The USDA collects data on food environment indicators to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality and to provide a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so. Find statistics on South Carolina and its counties.

Feeding America

Feeding America

Feeding America has produces an interactive map of food insecurity estimates around the United States. Find the latest South Carolina data related to food insecurity and hunger.

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry aims to solve the problems of hunger and poverty through advocacy and community grants. Find facts about hunger and poverty and who has received a No Kid Hungry grant.

USDA Food and Nutrition Services

USDA Food and Nutrition Services

Find information and data related to SNAP, WIC, meals for school and childcare, summer nutrition programs and many other programs administered by the USDA that increase access to nutritious food.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides support for the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Find data specific to states and counties related to health outcomes and health factors.